Music (University Parallel)

Music Education/Performance

The music department offers university-parallel courses leading to the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degrees with the following majors: performance, music education, church music, music therapy, or music industry. Students must select an emphasis of guitar, organ, piano, vocal music or instrumental music. Music courses are designed to parallel courses in the music areas of the freshman and sophomore years of any senior college or university and fully prepare students to enter their junior year of study.

Freshman and transfer students must take a placement examination in music theory, and must audition in their applied music major. Based upon the results of the placement examination, students will be placed in either Music Theory I or Fundamentals. Upon successful completion of Fundamentals, the student will be allowed to enroll in the required theory sequence beginning with Theory I. The student’s applied instructor will determine placement based upon the student’s prior study, technical facility, and knowledge of precollege-level literature. The student may be required to repeat an applied level, or study at a non-major level until sufficient progress has been made to meet minimum requirements for specified learning outcomes.

Music majors are required to enroll in MUS 1911, MUS 1921, MUS 2911, and MUS 2921, participate in a major performance ensemble (band or choir), study piano (class or applied) and take lessons in the major applied area every semester in attendance at Jones County Junior College. Instrumental and Vocal Education majors must take piano as their minor applied music. Piano majors may take either voice or an instrument as the minor applied, but voice is recommended.

Non-music majors are provided the opportunity to pursue an interest in music through individual and group performances, music courses, and private instruction (see laboratory fees). Students seeking admission to performing groups (band, choir, show choir, theater, etc) must audition for membership. Performing groups are open to non-music majors as well as to music majors; service award scholarships are available for qualified participants in band, choir, and theater. Auditions are held throughout the year

Practice room facilities are provided for those enrolled in applied music courses. All students enrolled in applied lessons are required to maintain daily practice periods

Music majors enrolled in applied lessons must perform a jury for all applied faculty. Students who do not perform a jury will receive the grade of “I” or “F. The student may perform a sophomore recital in lieu of the jury requirement for one semester. The recital may only substitute for the jury one time.

General Education Core

Orientation (2 hours)



Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Hours
LLS1312 Orientation 2
Large H-Line
English Composition & Public Speaking (9 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
ENG1113
ENG1123
SPT1113
English Composition I
English Composition II
Public Speaking I
3
3
3
Large H-Line
Math (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
MAT1313 College Algebra 3
Large H-Line
Lab Science (select 8 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
BIO1114
BIO1125
CHE1214
CHE1224
PHY2244
PHY2254
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Physical Science I
Physical Science II
4
4
4
4
4
4
Large H-Line
Humanities (6 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
HIS1113
ENG2413
Western Civilization I
Survey of World Literature
3
3
Large H-Line
Social Science (9 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
PSY1513
SOC2113
HIS1123
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Western Civilization II
3
3
3
Large H-Line
Fine Arts (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
MUS1123
MUS1213
MUS 2613
Music Survey
Music Theory I
Music Literature
3
3
3
Large H-Line

Music Core

FRESHMAN YEAR
Music (10 hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
MUS1133
MUS1213
MUS1211
MUS1223
MUS1221
MUS1911
MUS1921
MUS2613
Fundamentals of Music*
Music Theory I
Music Theory I, Lab **
Music Theory II
Music Theory II, Lab **
Recital Class I
Recital Class II
Music Literature
3
3|
1
3
1
1
1
Large H-Line
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Music (10 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
MUS2213
MUS2211
MUS2223
MUS2221
MUS1123
MUS2911
MUS2921
Music Theory III
Music Theory III, Lab **
Music Theory IV
Music Theory IV, Lab **
Music Survey
Recital Class III
Recital Class IV
3
1
3
1
3
1
1

*May be required pending outcome of placement exam; will not count toward music degree.

**Music Theory Lab must be taken in conjunction with the appropriate Music Theory lecture
class.

Large H-Line

Specific Music Emphasis

Instrumental Emphasis: Band Director, Performance, Music Industry
FRESHMAN YEAR
(12 hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
MUO1111
MUO1112
MUO1121
MUO1122
MUA
MUA
MUA1511
MUA1541
MUA1521
MUA1551
Band I
Marching Band I
Band II
Marching Band II
Major Instrument I
Major Instrument II
Class Piano I or
Piano/Non Major I
Class Piano II or
Piano/Non Major II
1
2
1
2
2
2

1

1
Large H-Line
SOPHOMORE YEAR credit hours
(12 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
MUO2111
MUO2112
MUO2121
MUO2122
MUA
MUA
MUA2541
MUA2551
Band III
Marching Band III
Band IV
Marching Band IV
Major Instrument III
Major Instrument IV
Piano/Non Majors III
Piano/Non Major IV
1
2
1
2
2
2
1
1
Large H-Line

Vocal Emphasis:

Choral Director, Performance, Church Music, School Music, Music Industry
FRESHMAN YEAR credit hours
(select 10-12 hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
MUO1212
MUO1222
MUA1772
MUA1782
MUA1511
MUA1542
MUA1521
MUA1552
Choir I
Choir II
Voice/Music Ed Majors I
Voice/Music Ed Majors II
Class Piano I or
Piano (Voice Emphasis) I
Class Piano II or
Piano (Voice Emphasis) II
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
2
Large H-Line
SOPHOMORE YEAR credit hours
(select 10-12 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
MUO2212
MUO2222
MUA2772
MUA2782
MUA2542
MUA2552
Choir III
Choir IV
Voice/Music Ed Maj. III
Voice/Music Ed Maj. IV
Piano (Voice Emphasis) III
Piano (Voice Emphasis) IV
2
2
2
2
2
2
Large H-Line

Keyboard Emphasis:

Education, Performance
FRESHMAN YEAR credit hours
(select 9-10 hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
MUO1212
MUO1111
MUO1112
MUO1222
MUO1121
MUO1122
MUA1572
MUA1582
MUA1711
MUA1741
MUA1721
MUA1751
Choir I or
Band I or
Marching Band I
Choir II or
Band II or
Marching Band II
Piano/Music Ed Major I
Piano/Music Ed Major II
Class Voice I or
Voice/Non Major I
Class Voice II or
Voice/Non Majors II
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
2

1

1
Large H-Line
SOPHOMORE YEAR credit hours
(select 9-10 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
MUO2212
MUO2111
MUO2112
MUO2222
MUO2121
MUO2122
MUA2572
MUA2582
MUA2711
MUA2741
MUA2721
MUA2751
Choir III or
Band III or
Marching Band III
Choir IV or
Band IV or
Marching Band IV
Piano/Music Ed Major III
Piano/Music Ed Major IV
Class Voice III or
Voice/Non Major III
Class Voice IV or
Voice/Non Majors IV

2
1
2
2
1
2
2
2

1

1

Large H-Line

Guitar Emphasis:

Performance, Music Industry, Education
FRESHMAN YEAR credit hours
(select 9-10 hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
MUO1212
MUO1111
MUO1112
MUO1222
MUO1121
MUO1122
MUA1272
MUA1282
MUA1511
MUA1541
MUA1521
MUA1551
Choir I or
Band I or
Marching Band I
Choir II or
Band II or
Marching Band II
Guitar for Music. Ed. I
Guitar for Music. Ed. II
Class Piano I or
Piano/Non Major I
Class Piano II or
Piano/Non Major II
2
1
2
2
1
2
1-2
1-2

1

1
Large H-Line
SOPHOMORE YEAR credit hours
(select 9-10 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
MUO2212
MUO2111
MUO2112
MUO2222
MUO2121
MUO2122
MUA2272
MUA2282
MUA2541
MUA2551
Choir III or
Band III or
Marching Band III
Choir IV or
Band IV or
Marching Band IV
Guitar for Music Ed. III
Guitar for Music Ed. IV
Piano/Non Major III
Piano/Non Major IV
2
1
2
2
1
2
1-2
1-2
1
1


Recitals, a major performing group (band or choir), piano, and major applied study are required
of all music majors every semester in attendance at JCJC. Students should consult the catalog of
the senior institution for specific admissions procedures and other details concerning the program of
study. Music Literature must be taken during the spring semester of the freshman year, and Music
Survey must be taken during the spring semester of the sophomore year.