Music

The music program at Iowa Central has long been considered innovative and pioneering in helping shape trends in music education.

The music department at Iowa Central Community College seeks to serve all musically talented students.  Performing ensembles are available to any students with a musical background who desire to participate.  These include:

  • Brass Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Encore Signers Show
  • Encore Jazz Band
  • Pep Band
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Performance Opportunities

  • Band and choral ensembles tour annually and receive invitations to travel state-wide and nationally.  Aside from performing groups, students may experience opportunities such as student recitals, guest artists and musicals
  • “Spotlight on the Stars,” featuring the music, theatre, and dance departments
  • Holiday Festival, featuring the art, music, and theater department brings the first semester to a close
  • Spring Musical in February
  • Spring Showcase featuring the music and choir ensembles
  • Home sporting events

Possible Careers

  • Church Music
  • Instrument Repair
  • Music Business
  • Music Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Professional Music
  • Professional Theatre
  • Recording Industry

Course Schedule

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MUS-120 Music Theory I
3.0
MUS-118 Sight Singing and Ear Training I
2.0
  Performance Ensemble (Choir/Band)
1.0
  Applied Voice (Vocal/Instrumental)
1.0
MUA-120 Applied Piano (Proficiency)
1.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
MAT-156 Statistics I
3.0
OR
MAT-111 Math for Liberal Arts
4.0
 
Total Hours: 15/16

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MUS-121 Music Theory II
3.0
MUS-119 Sight Singing and Ear Training II
3.0
  Performance Ensemble (Choir/Band)
1.0
  Applied Voice (Vocal/Instrumental)
1.0
MUA-120 Applied Piano (Proficiency)
1.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
MUS-104 Exploring Music
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Electives
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
XXX-XXX Social Science & Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 3.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MUS-220 Music Theory III
3.0
MUS-218 Sight Singing and Ear Training III
3.0
  Performance Ensemble (Choir/Band)
1.0
  Applied Voice (Vocal/Instrumental)
1.0
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
BIO-102 Intro to Biology
3.0
BIO-103 Intro to Biology Lab
1.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MUS-221 Music Theory IV
3.0
MUS-219 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV
3.0
  Performance Ensemble (Choir/Band)
1.0
  Applied Voice (Vocal/Instrumental)
1.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 19.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 3.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 74/75

Staff

Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu
Paul Bloomquist Director of Musical Activities 515-574-1203 bloomquist@iowacentral.edu
Kathleen Schreier Director of Choral Activities 515-574-1202 schreier@iowacentral.edu
Cassidy Vermeer Dance Coach 515-574-1204 vermeer@iowacentral.edu