Vocal Music

At Iowa Central, the arts are a basic component of campus life and the music arena is a growing and innovative part of the college experience.

Vocal music is a vital aspect of life at Iowa Central. The college prides itself on its high-quality musical productions and concert performances. Our program provides dynamic entertainment that entertains audiences across the state.

Concert Choir is open to all Iowa Central students. With three rehearsals every week. much emphasis is placed on presenting two exciting performances each semester. A wide spectrum of music is presented to an eager public, from sacred Broadway show to multicultural and international music. Students benefit from the diversity of the ensemble's members and enjoy the camaraderie of working together.

Encore Singers is a highly choreographed choral ensemble comprised of 22-24 select singers and dancers. Students benefit from having both the choral and dance directors at every rehearsal. With opportunity for solo performance, members of this group are often asked to perform at area high schools, colleges, and community events. All Encore Singers are members of Concert Choir.

Vocal Jazz is the most select ensemble with only 8-10 members who perform both accompanied and a’capella music. Vocal Jazz members are actively recruited to perform at community and college functions. All Vocal Jazz members are members of Concert Choir.

Ensembles

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MUS-140 Concert Choir
1.0
MUS-164 Encore Singers
2.0
MUS-157 Vocal Jazz
1.0

Applied Lessons

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MUA-101 Applied Voice
1.0

Course Schedule

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-112 Public Speaking
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

Instructors

Paul Bloomquist (Dir. of Instrumental Activities)
515-574-1203
bloomquist@iowacentral.edu
Kathleen Schreier (Director of Choral Activities)
515-574-1202
schreier@iowacentral.edu
Jeremy Smith (Director of Athletic Bands)
515-574-1207
smith_jeremy@iowacentral.edu
Cassidy Vermeer (Performing Arts Coordinator, Dance Coach)
515-574-1204
vermeer@iowacentral.edu
Karen (Joan) Hopkins (Adjunct Applied Piano)
515-574-1208
hopkins@iowacentral.edu
Shari Lehman (Adjunct Applied Piano)
515-574-1208
lehman@iowacentral.edu
Sharon Morrical (Adjunct Applied Voice)
515-574-1208
morrical@iowacentral.edu
Jeremy Ober (Adjunct Applied Guitar)
515-574-1208
ober@iowacentral.edu
Dennis Simon (Adjunct Applied Piano)
515-574-1208
simon@iowacentral.edu
Tara Smith (Adjunct Applied Woodwinds)
515-574-1208
smith_t@iowacentral.edu