Why Study at JCSU?

The music business has grown by leaps and bounds since the early days of vinyl records. Digital tracks, Auto-Tune and online sales have transformed the industry. Employers today need people who are creative thinkers and on the cutting-edge of music technology.

Your education at JCSU will prepare you to begin your career or continue your education with graduate study.

Internships give you relevant experience.

Our students have had the opportunity to intern with our music professors, as well as the well-known music production company, The Neptunes, led by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.

Your internship will give you valuable experience in studio setup, merchandising and management. The chance to work with leaders in the industry will also help you launch a career that is both creative and rewarding.

Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.

We understand that not all students in our program have the same background in music. While some might have been performing for years, others come in with little more than a passion for music.

That’s why we work closely with all students in our program to help them further develop the skills they’ll need to achieve their best.

Get involved in on-campus activities and organizations.

Music plays an important role on JCSU’s campus. As a music major, you’ll have the opportunity to involve yourself in every aspect of music, both in and out of the classroom.

Students in our music program perform in the:

  • University choir
  • Symphonic band
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Swing group
  • Electronic music ensemble

The most popular performing group is the International Institution of Sound, the university marching band. These talented performers make appearances at football games, parades and have competed in two Honda Battle of the Bands showcases in Atlanta, Ga.

The information on this page is maintained by the Department of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.330.1361.