B.A. Degree in Music
Music majors receive in-depth experience in theory, composition, performance, music education and studio recording. Accepted majors audition during the first year as part of the B.A. in music. Majors have a variety of performance opportunities, recitals, ensembles, Chorale and Chamber Singers, band, applied lessons, musicals and a very active music club. Additionally, a variety of professional musicians across the musical spectrum, perform at the Dibden Center for the Arts each year.
The music program offers concentrations in Classical Studies (directly below), Jazz/Contemporary Studies and General Music Studies, as well as Music and Music Education.
BA in Music - Classical Studies
This program of study is designed for students who are already proficient in a classical instrument or voice and who are interested in advanced training in all areas of technique, musical theory, history and style. It is designed for students who are seriously interested in pursuing advanced degrees or careers in classical music performance, or in teaching music theory or history. Ensembles can include small string, wind and vocal chamber ensembles, Chamber Singers, Chorale and Chamber Singers and band. Graded juries are held each semester and a senior recital is required.
Bachelor of Arts in Music - Jazz/Contemporary Studies
This program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in jazz performance or contemporary music and who can demonstrate reasonable competency in at least one instrument or in voice. The concentration includes two tracks: a performance track for students primarily interested in developing performance skills and a studio production track for students interested primarily in acquiring technical skills that will prepare them to work in professional music studios.
Bachelor of Arts in Music - General Music Studies
This option is designed for students who do not plan to become performers but wish to pursue the study of music. The student who chooses this track must have acquired competency in at least one instrument or voice. Participation in performance ensembles is optional, but recommended.
The music education program at Johnson State College provides a five-year, double major in Music Performance and Music Education that leads to State of Vermont Certification for all specializations in music, grades PK-12. This program guides students through the licensure procedures from the earliest levels of their collegiate education through to the completion of the student teaching internship, and includes requirements in instrumental, choral, and general music methods for all music education majors.Â The hallmark of the program is the comprehensive nature of the degree supported by strong curricular sequencing of the course work.
NEW AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
- In addition to the standard JSC application, all students applying to either a Music or Musical Theater program also must submit a Performing Arts Audition Application and a recorded audition. These changes are designed to enhance our growing Music and Musical Theater programs. Click here for Audition Guidelines and application