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.
- Secondary School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Music Director
- Music Composer and Arranger
- Musician, Instrumental
- Music Therapist