JCC offering summer music courses

Those with a taste for music will have many opportunities to learn something new this summer at SUNY Jamestown Community College.

Summertime offerings on the college’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses include learning how to play guitar, private voice and instrument lessons and student-created internships with local theaters and music venues.

For those interested in music listening, different musical styles and the history of music, the college also offers a music appreciation course that requires no prior musical experience.

“It’s mostly non-music majors who take the class, actually,” said Dr. Neil Flory, JCC’s associate professor of music. “The course does count as a SUNY Gen. Ed. credit for the arts. Anybody who is interested in music at all can take it and get that credit to fulfill one of their gen ed categories.”

Students may tap their feet to Taylor Swift or Jason Derulo, but they will mostly lend an ear to numbers and tunes that helped develop and inspire today’s music and its performers.

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