Band Instrument Repair | AAS
Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes

This program prepares you to become band instrument repair technicians. You develop job-entry skills in all areas of band instrument repair and restoration. They become acquainted with the characteristics, physical properties, and problems involved with each musical instrument, as well as the basics of playing each instrument. Work is performed with tools special to the trade. You learn to safely operate a machine lathe, buffing and scratch brushing equipment, lacquering equipment, and special dent-removing equipment. Techniques in woodwind repair are also developed.

Many graduates of the Band Instrument Repair program become employed with retail music stores that service band instruments. Other opportunities for employment are band instrument manufacturers, independent instrument repair shops, and public school systems and colleges. The employment outlook remains strong, as there is a shortage of qualified band instrument repair technicians across the country.

The program is the longest continuously operated band instrument repair program in an American state school.

Meet Your Advisor

Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3345
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Required Classes for Band Instrument Repair | AAS

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Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Mark Schmedinghoff
Band Instrument Repair Technology Instructor
Call  712.317.3360

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,736.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,144.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Tools: $1,500.00
Estimated books: $200.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,400.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.