Academic Programs

Music Emphasis

Associate of Arts Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The two-year degree program in Music at Western Iowa Tech gives students the flexibility to apply their Associate of Arts degree to pursue a bachelor's degree in music performance, musical theater, music education, or arts administration. Non-majors who enjoy musical performance and wish to continue their musical activity past high school are welcome in WITCC's performance ensembles, musicals, and Applied Music classes.

The WITCC Concert Choir, Chamber Ensemble, and Band maintain active performance schedules on campus and in the community. Partner performances with the Sioux City Symphony, Siouxland Master Chorale, Siouxland Choral Artists, Sioux City Community Theater, Morningside College, and Briar Cliff University provide enhanced performance opportunities for WITCC students.

WITCC music students may also have the opportunity to tour and perform. WITCC hosts the annual Lewis and Clark Jazz Festival which draws jazz choirs and jazz bands from the tri-state region. Students meet and study with visiting professional musicians through the WITCC Masters of the Arts Series. Successful completion of SDV 108 is a requirement of graduation.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
MUS 100 Music Appreciation..................................................... 3
MUS 115 Music Theory I............................................................ 2
MUS 125 Ear Training and Sight Singing.................................... 2
MUS 140 Concert Choir............................................................. 1
MUS 128 Music Notation............................................................ 2
MUS XXX Music Elective............................................................. 1
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
MUS 116 Music Theory II........................................................... 2
MUS 126 Ear Training and Sight Singing II................................. 2
MUS 141 Concert Choir II........................................................... 1
MUS XXX Music Elective............................................................. 1
ENG 106 Composition II............................................................. 3
MAT 121 College Algebra.......................................................... 4
DRA 101 Introduction to Theatre............................................... 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology........................................... 3
MUS 117 Music Theory III.......................................................... 2
MUS 225 Ear Training and Sight Singing III................................ 2
MUS 142 Concert Choir III.......................................................... 1
MUS XXX Music Elective............................................................. 1
MUS 202 World Music................................................................ 3
CLS 212 Diversity OR............................................................... 3
SOC 212 Diversity...................................................................... 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3
MUS 215 Music Theory IV.......................................................... 2
MUS 226 Ear Training and Sight Singing IV............................... 2
MUS 240 Concert Choir IV......................................................... 1
MUA 120 Applied Piano.............................................................. 1
MUS XXX Music Elective............................................................. 1
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics.................................................. 3
BIO 105 Introductory Biology................................................... 4
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy.......................................... 3

Program Total............................................................ 69

MUS XXX Electives: MUA 101, MUA 120, MUA 124, MUA 126, MUA 143, MUA 170, MUA 180, MUS 138, MUS 150, OR MUS 189.

Contacts

William Darwin, Ext 1713, Room D224, william.darwin@witcc.edu
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