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Fine Arts

Program Length

Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Transfer

The Division of Fine Arts includes the areas of Art and Music and provides students with two years of preparation for professional performing or teaching careers in one of the many areas of art or music. Opportunities are provided for students from all divisions of the college to participate in numerous art and music organizations.

Fine Arts Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.

Michael Boyd
Michael Boyd received his degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. During his studies, Dr. Boyd garnered top honors at numerous festivals and competitions throughout the region. As performer and clinician, Michael maintains an active schedule in the region and abroad, including appearances with the USM Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, as well as performances in Argentina and Spain. He made his New York debut at prestigious Carnegie Hall in 2006 with The Mississippi Guitar Quartet. As a Jones College instructor, Michael has been recognized as both Humanities Teacher of the Year and ‘Lamplighter.’

Dr. Boyd has been featured on NPR affiliate programs, and has produced several recordings, including acclaimed releases from Centaur Records of previously unrecorded works by major Spanish composer Federico Moreno Torroba. He has authored articles in the GFA’s Journal ‘Soundboard,’ Oxford University Press ‘Music and Letters,’ Mel Bay’s ‘Teaching Guitar,’ and has edited and compiled transcriptions for guitar also available through Mel Bay Publications. Michael has been a member of the Mississippi Arts Commission and Southern Artistry touring artist rosters and is currently a presenter for the Mississippi Humanities Council Speakers Bureau as well as a member of the Mississippi Guitar Alliance.


Jennifer Bruton
Dr. Jennifer Bruton serves as the Division Chair for the Music Department at Jones College. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio with an emphasis in Music Marketing, as well as both a master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and a doctorate in Conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Bruton is equally at home on the stage or on the podium, having served as soloist with the San Antonio Symphony, Natchez Festival of Music, FestivalSouth, the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Southern Opera and Musical Theatre, nationally recognized Hub City Players, and many others. She has served as music director/conductor for theatre productions with Hattiesburg High School, the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, Natchez Festival of Music, FestivalSouth, Hub City Players (assistant director and vocal coach), and Jones College.

Dr. Bruton teaches voice, directs the musical theatre program, and serves as the musical director and instructor for Jones OnStage. In addition to her teaching, she maintains a private studio and an active performing career across the region singing styles ranging from opera to pop.


Ben Burge
Dr. Ben Burge is Director of Bands and Instructor of Music at Jones College. At Jones he directs the 220- member Maroon Typhoon Marching Band, conducts the Jones Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Saxophone Ensemble, and teaches Applied Woodwinds and Music Appreciation. During his tenure at Jones the band program has experienced exciting growth. Dr. Burge provides leadership throughout the department’s instrumental and auxiliary programs, and in 2018 he introduced Jones Colleges first ever Winterguard Ensemble, the Free State Winterguard. Dr. Burge coordinates several instrumental events on campus, including the historic Jones College Band Clinic and the Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association annual event.

Prior to his appointment at Jones College, Dr. Burge was Director of Athletic Bands at Belhaven University. At Belhaven, Burge co-conducted the University Wind Ensemble, developed the first dance team at BU, and was a primary recruiter for the Department of Music. Dr. Burge spent 14 years in the public schools of Mississippi with appointments at Pearl River Central and Northwest Rankin High Schools. His programs experienced noted growth in membership and much success on field and stage, including the first ever MHSAA Sweepstakes designation at Northwest Rankin High. Dr. Burge’s groups have performed and competed in BOA Regionals, USBANDS, MHSAA State Championships, MBA State Festivals, WGI events, the nationally televised Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, The National Concert Series in Washington, D.C., Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Six Flags, MA Dance Nationals, UDA Dance Nationals, MA Auxiliary Nationals, Mississippi Indoor Association, the Vanderbilt Invitational, among others. Many of his students earned membership in the Mississippi All-State Band and have gone on to study music education and are either teaching band in Mississippi or are in progress.

Dr. Burge attended Pearl River Community College and later earned degrees in Music Education from Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He earned the Doctor of Education from the Riley School at Walden University. He is a proud student of Mr. Archie Rawls, Dr. Kyle Hill, Ms. Elva Kaye Lance, Dr. Mark Malone, and Dr. Gail Levinsky. Dr. Burge is an active judge and clinician in the area and regularly coaches drum major students.

Dr. Burge has been an active member of the Mississippi Community and Junior College Bandmasters, Mississippi Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, East Mississippi Band Directors, CBDNA, NBA, and has served on the board of directors for several regional clinic associations. He is a past president of the Capital District Band Directors Association.

Dr. Burge is married to his high school sweetheart, Cindy Woodard, and has two amazing children Grayson Maxwell, and Emma Frances. He attributes his successes to the love and support of his family and to the wonderful colleagues he has had the privilege to work with in this profession.


Joel Dunlap
Mr. Dunlap serves as the choral director for the Jones College Concert Choir. Mr. Dunlap is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts with an emphasis in Conducting at the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Vocal and Piano Music Education and a Master of Music degree from the University of Mississippi.

Mr. Dunlap’s choirs have given solo performances in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, and in Austria at the Salzburg Cathedral, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Basilica St. Michael in Mondsee, and the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt.

In 2013 Mr. Dunlap was awarded the "Outstanding Music Educator Award" by the Mississippi High School Activities Association, and in 2009 Mr. Dunlap was awarded the "Outstanding Young Music Educator" by the Mississippi Music Educators Association.


Melanie Eubanks
Melanie Eubanks, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, teaches Drawing, Ceramics, Art History and Art Appreciation. She also helps maintain rotating art installations and exhibits at the Eula Bass Lewis Gallery at Jones College. She makes ceramic pottery and sculpture and enjoys serving in various capacities with local community theater groups.


Josh Frans
Dr. Josh Frans currently serves as Assistant Director of Bands and Percussion Instructor at Jones College where he teaches applied lessons, instructs the Maroon Typhoon Marching
Band/Pep Band, directs the percussion ensembles, teaches music appreciation, and assists with the Concert and Jazz bands. Previously, Dr. Frans was a Teaching Associate of Music at Coastal Carolina University. Dr. Frans received his D.M.A. at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he served as a Teaching Assistant and Fellow. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Percussion Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Dr. Frans is an accomplished performer with experience in a myriad of styles including orchestral, chamber, jazz, pop, marching percussion, and world music. He is a graduate of the 2006 Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Seminar in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and in 2007 was named the champion of the Percussive Arts Society’s Marching Percussion Festival Marimba Competition. His convention appearances include PASIC, TMEA, ACDA National Conference, and the International Kodaly Symposium in Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Frans has performed in the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Dr. Frans marched with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps and has served as the Front Ensemble Coordinator for both Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps and Coastal Surge Drum and Bugle Corps. Dr. Frans is in demand as a percussion arranger, consultant, and clinician and is an educational endorser for Vic Firth. 


Michelle Graham
Mrs. Michelle Graham lives in Ellisville with her husband, Ben, and their two children, Taylor and Julia. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Music Education and from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Master of Music Education. Mrs. Graham is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught music to Jones County students from elementary age through college since 2005. She was the Director of Bands at Northeast Jones Jr./Sr. High School from 2009-2015. Mrs. Graham is a member of the Kensington Woods Church of Christ.


Victoria Johnson
Victoria Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma, an M.M. in Piano Performance from Bowling Green State University, and a B.A. in Music and German from Luther College. She has written for Clavier Companion and Piano Pedagogy Forum and has presented at the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, and numerous state and local music teacher meetings. Prior to moving to Mississippi, Dr. Johnson was Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University. In addition to her responsibilities at Jones College, she maintains an independent piano studio in Hattiesburg and performs regularly as a collaborative pianist. She is President of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association and Immediate Past President of the Hattiesburg Music Teachers League.


Lindsey Keay
A native of Calgary, Canada, Dr. Lindsey Keay attended The University of Texas in Austin where she graduated with a B.M. in Music Studies and Human Learning, a Performance Certificate in Flute, and Texas Teaching Certification. Dr. Keay received her M.M. in Flute Performance and Ph.D. in Music Education from The University of Southern Mississippi. An active performer, Dr. Keay performs with Meridian Symphony, North Mississippi Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, and Mobile Symphony, and has served as principal flute in the Natchez Music Festival, Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, and Festival South for over a decade. In addition to public school teaching in Austin, Texas, she taught as a Music Education Instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University, music instructor at The DuBard School for Language Disorders, and has taught and performed abroad in Austria, Canada, Singapore, and Colombia. Dr. Keay currently holds the position of Flute Instructor and Associate Director of Bands at Jones College where she was named 2019 Humanities Teacher of the Year. 


Matt McGuffie
Matt McGuffie received an associate’s degree in Music from Southwest Community College and continued his education at the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a bachelor’s with an emphasis in Entertainment Industry Music Production. He also earned a Master of Music from William Carey University. Matt’s interest in music began at an early age. He started on guitar at the age of 9. Before long, he was performing live and his first concert for an audience of 500 was at the age of 15. Matt has toured the United States, UK, and Europe. He has worked with and recorded many artists and learned sound engineering from various professional engineers in the US and UK. Versed in both Music Production and Music Business, he has found a home here at Jones College. Matt designed the recording studio at Jones College which is used to create professional recordings and provides real world, hands-on experience to students in the Music Industry program. The program is designed to give each student experience in every aspect of music production, from recording to song writing. Within the first semester, students start creating their own recordings with live artists. Matt is excited to be in on the ground floor of the Music Industry program at Jones College and welcomes anyone who would like to start their own amazing journey into the music world. 


Patrick Richards
Patrick Richards completed his undergraduate and master's degrees from West Virginia University where he studied horn with Dr. Virginia Thompson and Mr. Robert Lauver. Richards moved to Mississippi in 2008 to study with Dr. Heidi Lucas at the University of Southern Mississippi. In the spring of 2012, he successfully defended his dissertation on adapting harmonic series/natural horn lessons and exercises for beginning and intermediate-level horn students and completed his D. M. A. in horn performance.
After moving to Mississippi, Richards won the 2009 MTNA young artist brass solo competition on the state level and the high horn mock audition at the 2010 Southeast Horn Workshop. In 2010, Richards participated in and performed as a featured soloist at the Saarburg Serenaden Chamber Music Festival in Saarburg, Germany. He has been a member of the Gulf Coast and Meridian Symphonies since 2009 and enjoys an active career freelancing throughout the region. 


Theresa Sanchez
Dr. Theresa Sanchez has been on the Jones College faculty since 1995, teaching piano, music appreciation and music literature. She also coordinates the Spring Recital Series, bringing guest artists to campus for students and the community. Her teaching awards include the 2003 HEADWAE award, 2007 Humanities Teacher of the Year, and 2010 Faculty Excellence Award. She has performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals and has been a soloist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in addition to Meridian Symphony and the USM Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Her Bachelor of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees were earned at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Master of Music was earned at Louisiana State University. She has been active in arts management with the Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival and currently serves as Chamber Music Coordinator for the Hattiesburg Concert Association and FestivalSouth in Hattiesburg. Dr. Sanchez is a member of Music Teachers National Association and has been a long-time Official Accompanist for Southern Division competitions for that organization. She is a past president of Mississippi Music Teachers Association and the Hattiesburg Music Teachers League. She is listed on the Touring Artist Roster of the Mississippi Arts Commission, and performs frequently with the Impromptu Piano Trio. In addition, she is Principal Keyboard with the Meridian and Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestras.


Susan A. Smith
Dr. Susan A. Smith currently teaches applied voice, music theory, chamber choir, vocal jazz, and recital class at Jones College, and is the former Fine Arts Division Chair at Jones County Junior College. Prior to coming to JC, Dr. Smith was the Director of Choral Activities at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. While in Tennessee, she conducted and travelled internationally with her choral ensembles as well as The Tennessee Ambassadors, and was the TNACDA Newsletter Editor. She has taught at both the high school and college levels in Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi and has degrees from The Florida State University in Vocal Performance, Music Theory, and Choral Conducting/Music Education. Dr. Smith is active as a judge and clinician and has presented and/or published articles on vocal technique, sight singing, and the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the high school choral program. Dr. Smith received the Clayton Krehbiel conducting award while in Florida and while at Jones College, she received the Teacher of the Year award and was chosen as a recipient of the Lamplighters Award. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Dr. Smith is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, and the Mississippi Music Teachers Association, where she serves as the State Vocal Area Chair. She also holds a certificate of College Teaching and maintains the distinction of Nationally Certified Teacher of Music.


Gregory Wascoe
Gregory Wascoe joined the Jones College Fine Arts faculty in the 2011-2012 school year after having taught at Mississippi State for 3 years. While at Jones, Wascoe has enjoyed a prolific teaching and performing career. Equally at home in opera, musical theater, concert and recital, Wascoe’s versatile acting as well as his large range provides him an opportunity to portray a boundless variety of diverse roles. Engagements with Mississippi Opera have included the Grand Chancellor, Ping in Turandot, the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance. Marullo in Rigoletto, and Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, a role he revived as a guest artist at the University of Southern Mississippi. In the musical theatre genre, he appeared as Javert in Les Misérables and the Wolf and Cinderella’s Prince in a new production of Into the Woods. His appearance as Emile DeBecque in South Pacific, was described as, “a powerful and, at the same time, gorgeous vocal performance” in which he made, “a lasting impression on every theatergoer present.” (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal). He took on the high lying tessitura of Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Edward Rutledge in 1776, the title character in Jekyll and Hyde and Ebenezer Scrooge in Rob Mullholand’s highly successful, A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Other favorite stage highlights include, Tonio in I Pagliacci, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Marcello in La Bohéme, Peter in Hansel and Gretel, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and the title roles in Gianni Schicchi and Don Giovanni. He has been a soloist in the Requiem settings by both Faure and Mozart, as well as Handel’s Messiah, Vaughn Williams’s Five Mystical Songs, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. His baritone voice has been heard in other various concerts and recitals and as a voice over actor throughout the United States and abroad. He was the bass narrator in the premier performance of George Walker’s Canvas which was recorded on the album Time Pieces. Additionally, he has premiered and recorded songs by Mississippi composer, Len Bobo, and will premiere a new song cycle by Texas composer, George Chave in 2020. He has had the privilege to present Master Classes in Texas, Mississippi, Idaho, Illinois, and Italy. As an instructor of voice, Mr. Wascoe maintains a private studio in the Hattiesburg area and is the proud father of three amazing children.

ART 1113 Art Appreciation
A course designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

ART 1313 Drawing I – Includes the study of the basic elements and principles of organization in two dimensions and the selection, manipulation and synthesis of these components to create an organized visual expression. Students will apply overlapping foreshortening and diminished scale. Black and white media will be stressed. 

ART 1323 Drawing II
Prerequisite: ART 1313. Continuation of skills from Drawing I with an introduction to color and
further study of composition.

ART 1433 Design I
Introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional design with emphasis in black and white media.

ART 1443 Design II
Prerequisite: ART 1433. Continuation of Design I with emphasis in color theory.

ART 1453 Three Dimensional Design 
Prerequisites: ART 1313, ART 1323, ART 1433, and ART 1443. To provide students with an understanding of spatial form in three dimensions through the use of applied design elements and
principles to studio problems in mixed media.

ART 1513 Computer Art
An introduction to the theory and practice of using the computer to create art. A study of methods
and applications utilizing the computer and selected software applications.

ART 1811/1821 Exhibition Class I & II
Attendance at 75% of all college art exhibitions during the semester student is enrolled. The intended requirement is for art majors to monitor and encourage independent research in career practices and promotion. Submission of individual art work to at least one local, regional, or national exhibition is required. Required of all art majors.

ART 1913 Art For Elementary Teachers 
Development of essential concepts of children’s art education in compliance with the National Standards for Arts Education.

ART 2513 Painting I 
Prerequisites: ART 1313, ART 1323, ART 1433, and ART 1443, or permission of the instructor. An introduction to painting compositions and techniques.

ART 2523 Painting II 
Prerequisite: ART 2413. A further study in the compositions, techniques, and concepts in Painting I.

ART 2613 Ceramics I
Prerequisites: ART 1313, ART 1323, ART 1433, and ART 1443 or permission of the instructor. This course is directed toward an introduction to different aspects and materials of ceramic design. instruction covers forming and shaping by hand and by mechanical means, various kiln operations, understanding the nature of clay and glazes and an appreciation of functional and non-functional forms.

ART 2623 Ceramics II
Prerequisite: ART 2613. Continuation of skills introduced in Ceramics I. Emphasis on individual
problem solving.

ART 2713 Art History I
Survey course of historical background of art forms from Prehistoric to Renaissance. Emphasis is
on painting, architecture, and sculpture as related to history.

ART 2723 Art History II
Survey courses of historical background of art forms from Renaissance to present with special
emphasis on contemporary expression.

ART 2811 Exhibition Class III
A continuation of ART 1821.

ART 2821 Exhibition Class IV
A continuation of ART 2811.

ART 2912 Special Studio
Independent study in an area of special interest. Course designed for the exceptional student.
Instructor approval dependent on discipline. Can only take twice.

MUA 1111, 1121, 2111, 2121 Class Brass I, II, III, & IV
Brass Instruction for music majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of brass instruction and performance.

MUA 1141, 1151, 2141, 2151 Elective Brass I, II, III, & IV
Brass instruction for non-brass/music education majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1172, 1182, 2172, 2182 Brass for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Brass instruction for music education majors and advanced non-music majors with an emphasis on brass instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing and strengthen the student’s playing ability.

MUA 1173, 1183, 2173, 2183 Brass for Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Brass instruction for performance majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing and strengthen the student’s playing ability.

MUA 1211, 1221, 2211, 2221 Class Guitar I, II, III, & IV
Instruction for beginning guitar players that includes basic accompanying styles and an introduction to classical guitar technique.

MUA 1241, 1251, 2241, 2251 Elective Guitar I, II, III, & IV
Guitar instruction for non-music majors and music majors who wish to take guitar as an elective. Introduction to classical guitar technique, literature, and performance of standard literature.

MUA 1272, 1282, 2272, 2282 Guitar for Music Education Majors I, II, III, IV
Guitar for music education majors with guitar as their area of emphasis. Introduction to guitar technique, literature and performance of standard literature.

MUA 1311, 1321, 2311, 2321 Jazz Improvisation I, II, III, & IV
This course provides instruction in the skills and technique of jazz improvisation for those with little or no previous experience. Instructor permission required. May be repeated for credit.

MUA 1331, 1341, 2331, 2341 Organ I, II, III, & IV
Individual organ instruction.

MUA 1362, 1372, 2362, 2372 Organ for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Individual organ instruction including technique and appropriate repertoire.

MUA 1363, 1373, 2363, 2373 Organ for Performance Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Intensive individual organ instruction including technique and appropriate repertoire.

MUA 1411,1421,2411,2421 Class Percussion I, II, III, & IV
Percussion instruction for music majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1441, 1451, 2441, 2451 Elective Percussion I, II, III, & IV
Percussion instruction for music majors and nonmusic majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1472, 1482, 2472, 2482 Percussion for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Percussion instruction for music majors, with an emphasis on percussion instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1473, 1483, 2473, 2483 Percussion for Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Percussion instruction for music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore advanced levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing.

MUA 1511, 1521, 2511, 2521 Class Piano for Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Class piano instruction for music majors with no previous piano training. This curriculum is designed to prepare students for their piano proficiency examination upon transfer to university.

MUA 1531, 1561, 2531, 2561 Class Piano for Non-Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Class piano instruction for non-music majors with no previous piano training.

MUA 1541, 1551, 2541, 2551 Piano for Non-Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Individual piano instruction for non-music majors.

MUA 1542, 1552, 2542, 2552 Piano for Voice Majors I, II, III, IV
Individual piano instruction for voice majors.

MUA 1571, 1581, 2571, 2581 Piano for Non Keyboard Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Individual piano instruction for non-keyboard music majors.

MUA 1572, 1582, 2572, 2582 Piano for Keyboard Majors (Music Education) I, II, III, & IV Individual piano instruction including technique, appropriate repertoire, and memorization.

MUA 1573, 1583, 2573, 2583 Piano for Keyboard Majors (Performance) I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Intensive individual piano instruction including technique, appropriate repertoire, and memorization.

MUA 1711, 1721, 2711, 2721 Class Voice I, II, III, & IV
Class voice is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore elementary to moderate levels of vocal literature and develop and improve the student’s vocal ability in a group setting.

MUA 1741, 1751, 2741, 2751 Voice for Non-Vocal Majors I, II, III, & IV
Voice for non-vocal majors is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore vocal literature and develop and improve the student’s vocal ability.

MUA 1772, 1782, 2772, 2782 Voice for Vocal Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Voice for vocal music education majors is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore varied vocal literature, and develop and improve the student’s singing ability.

MUA 1773, 1783, 2773, 2783 Voice for Vocal Performance Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Voice for vocal performance majors is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore varied vocal literature, develop and improve the student’s singing ability.

MUA 1811, 1821, 2811, 2821 Class Woodwinds I, II, III, & IV
Woodwind instruction for music majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore varied levels of literature, and develop the student’s knowledge of woodwind instruction and performance.

MUA 1841, 1851, 2841, 2851 Elective Woodwinds I, II, III, & IV
Woodwind instruction for music majors and nonmusic majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore varied levels of literature, and develop the student’s knowledge of woodwind instruction and performance.

MUA 1872, 1882, 2872, 2882 Woodwinds for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
Woodwind instruction for music education majors with an emphasis on woodwind instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing, and strengthen the student’s playing ability.

MUA 1873, 1883, 2873, 2883 Woodwinds for Music Majors I, II, III, & IV
Permission of instructor only. Audition required. Woodwind instruction for performance majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing, and strengthen the student’s playing ability.

MUA 1972, 1982, 2972, 2982 Composition for Music Education Majors I, II, III, & IV
The study of music composition through assigned writing projects and analysis of masterworks.

MUO 1111, 1121, 2111, 2121 Band I, II, III, & IV
Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing musical instruments, explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique.

MUO 1112, 1122, 2112, 2122 Marching Band I, II, III, & IV
Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing musical instruments, explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique. (Fall Semester Only)

MUO 1131, 1141, 2131, 2141 Small Instrument Ensemble I, II, III, & IV
Designed to explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique in small ensembles and auxiliary groups.

MUO 1151, 1161, 2151, 2161 Small Mixed Ensemble I, II, III, & IV
Designed to explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique in small ensembles and auxiliary groups.

MUO 1171, 1181, 2171, 2181 Large Jazz Ensemble I, II, III, & IV
A course designed to give students the opportunity to perform jazz and a variety of music styles in a “big band” setting or similar instrumentation. Instructor permission required.

MUO 1212, 1222, 2212, 2222 Choir I, II, III, & IV
A course for music majors and non-majors focused on performing choral music from a variety of style periods.

MUO 1241, 1251, 2241, 2251 Select Voice Ensemble I, II, III, & IV
A course for select singers focused on performing from one or more genres of music. 

MUS 1113 Music Appreciation
A course designed to give the student, through listening and written work, the ability to understand, appreciate, and evaluate music of Western Culture.

MUS 1133 Fundamentals Of Music
Study of basic knowledge of music fundamentals to prepare students for music theory. Concepts include: notation, scales, keys, rhythm, intervals, triads, and their inversions.

MUS 1143 Music Literature
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1213. A listening course designed to give the student a better understanding of music through the ages, offering the student an opportunity to explore music as an art.

MUS 1211 Music Theory I, Lab
Co-requisite: MUS 1213. Lab instruction. Development of music sight-singing, ear training and dictation skills.

MUS 1213 Music Theory I
Co-requisite: MUS 1211. Study of functional harmony through analysis, and part-writing.

MUS 1221 Music Theory II, Lab 
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1211. Co-requisite: MUS 1223. Lab instruction. Development of music sight-singing, ear training and dictation skills.

MUS 1223 Music Theory II
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1213. Co-requisite: MUS 1221. Continued study and review of functional harmony through analysis, part-writing.

MUS 1811, 1821, 2811, 2821 Music Theatre Workshop I. II, III, & IV
The workshop is designed to introduce and engage students in all facets of music theatre. One public performance will be given each semester. Open to music majors and non-music majors.

MUS 1911, 1921, 2911, 2921 Recital Class I, II, III, & IV
Performances of solo and ensemble literature by students majoring in music. Attendance at a prescribed minimum number of departmentally approved musical performances per semester also required.

MUS 2123 Music Survey (Majors)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 2213. Advanced listening course, designed to acquaint the music major with a broad overview of musical style and repertoire from antiquity to the present.

MUS 2211 Music Theory III, Lab
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1221. Co-requisite: MUS 2213. Lab instruction. Development of music sight-singing, ear training, and dictation skills.

MUS 2213 Music Theory III
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 1223. Co-requisite: MUS 2211. Continued study and review of functional harmony through analysis and part-writing.

MUS 2221 Music Theory IV, Lab
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 2211. Co-requisite: MUS 2223. Lab instruction. Development of music sight-singing, ear training, and dictation skills.

MUS 2223 Music Theory IV
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MUS 2213. Co-requisite: MUS 2221. Continued study and review of functional harmony through analysis, part-writing. Introduction to twentieth century techniques.

MUS 2513 Music For Elementary Teachers 
Designed for the needs of the elementary education student. Essentials of public school music; study of the fundamentals of music. Reading music notations and terminology.