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Associate's Music Degree Jackson MS

Local resource for Associate's music degrees in Jackson. Includes detailed information on local colleges and universities that give access to Associate's degrees in Music, which include classes in music performance, music education, music theory, music composition, and music techniques, as well as advice and content on music careers.

Jackson State University
(601) 979-2121
PO Box 17330
Jackson, MS
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4634
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $10978
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Tougaloo College-Student Enrollment Management Center
(601) 977-7771
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $9240
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Northwest Mississippi Community College
(662) 562-3200
4975 Highway 51 North
Senatobia, MS

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Southeastern Baptist College
(601) 426-6346
4229 Highway 15 North
Laurel, MS

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Mississippi Delta Community College
(662) 246-6322
PO Box 668
Moorhead, MS

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Millsaps College
(601) 974-1000
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $23214
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Mississippi College
(601) 925-3000
PO Box 4026
Clinton, MS
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $12670
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Jones County Junior College
(601) 477-4000
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS

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East Mississippi Community College
(662) 476-5000
PO Box 158
Scooba, MS
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $1600
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $3350
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Itawamba Community College
(601) 862-8000
602 West Hill Street
Fulton, MS

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Inspiration - Go Grab It!

Inspiration - Go Grab It!
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

We all get discouraged from time to time in our musical journey. It's only natural. "Mom, can I get a guitar for my birthday? - I really want to learn how to play guitar" - is often how it begins. Then lessons start and it's just all too much for many and most give up. This is the first 'wheat from the chaff' separation. Many students do struggle through, but start and stop many times along the way. Then there are the few that seem to have just that little bit more talent than others, the fascination to learn and the wisdom to see their own results. These are usually the small 1% who go on to greatness, or at least become professional musicians.

But no matter what category you might belong to in the above scenario, all of us will get discouraged at some point. It could be a beginner problem like not being able to make a barre chord sound clear. It could be an intermediate issue where a player cannot get out of the rut of sounding like playing scales instead of improvising good melody. Often it is when these roadblocks occur, and we don't know how to surmount them, that the trouble starts. At the professional level we can get discouraged simply because we get bored with the way we play and the way we sound to ourselves. Usually this is a time to dig in and learn some new vocabulary.

And it seems to me, at any level we are at, we just need to get some 'traction', you know, get some fire in our bellies to fuel ourselves to get over these little hurdles. Setting little goals is clearly a great practical way to get over these hurdles. Having said that, knowing what these goals are at the beginner level is extremely important (and private instruction with a mentor never hurt anyone in this case).

But what I really want to discuss in this article is understanding how to motivate yourself. It seems to me that inspiration is not cheap! Grabbing onto those moments when we are really excited and channeling them through our guitar are not moments that are with us all the time, so I think it can be quite useful to really think about those moments when they do arrive, and what led to those inspirational times, so we can do all we can to make them happen again when we need them.

I have talked before about the idea that simply doing something, will fuel doing something even more. I remember when I was at music college that I was on such a roll of practicing daily, that the idea of not practicing to that degree was just not an option. I was very focused about what I practiced and I saw results. This can be an extremely compelling reason to work hard. But it is usually when we think we are not improving that we get discouraged.

So my question to you right now is this. "What inspires you to play?" Be honest. Do you get excited when you hear another great player? When you pick up a new CD? When you go for a walk? After a...

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