Music: Technical Music AA Option

About the Program

Students working toward a Technical Music Associate of Arts degree typically intend to transfer into a four-year Bachelor degree program, such as music education or music performance, upon completion of this two-year degree. Students in this program learn about elements of music including music theory, sight singing and ear training, keyboard skills, and music performance, and are encouraged to take applied lessons and participate in music ensembles offered at Iowa Western, including marching band, concert band, pep band, concert choir, and show choir.

 Students are also introduced to aspects of live music production and digital audio recording in our state-of-the-art facilities, including a fully-outfitted recording studio. With this combination of traditional and technological music training, our graduates are able to apply technical music skills to music education or music performance by operating mixing consoles, recording rehearsals and performances, and sequencing and notating music.

Career Information

This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion. Students can take the skills learned in the Technical Music program at Iowa Western and apply them to music performance, music education, or assist with their own musical groups.

Salary Information

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.
Number of Majors: 38
Average Class Size: 16
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus