DMACC Music Program

Tonic Sōl Fa at DMACC

Tonic Sol FA

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On Saturday, October 28, the DMACC Ankeny Campus will host the outstanding male a cappella vocal group, Tonic Sōl Fa. Members of Tonic Sōl Fa will teach a master class for students from West Des Moines’ Valley Southwoods from 5:30 – 6:30 p. m. Persons interested in a cappella vocal music may observe the master class for free; however, no one will be admitted after the class starts and those who attend are expected to stay for all of it.

After the master class, Tonic Sōl Fa will present a concert at 7:30 pm in the Ankeny Campus Auditorium in Building 6, with a guest performance by singers from Valley High School​. Tickets for the Tonic Sōl Fa concert may be purchased below through Friday, October 13. Admission is $15; all seating is general admission. Tickets purchased online will be mailed to purchasers. After October 13, remaining tickets will be available only as first-come-first-serve on the night of the concert. Seating is limited to 320, so purchase tickets early.

Tonic Sōl Fa CDs, videos, and shirts will be available for purchase the evening of the concert. Following the concert the audience can meet and chat with Tonic Sōl Fa and have merchandise autographed during a free reception in the atrium of Building 7 (adjacent to Building 6). Light refreshments are included during the reception. Contact Jim Loos, DMACC Music Program Chair with questions or for further information by e-mail to or by calling 515.964.6633.


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Welcome to the DMACC Music Program site! Music courses are offered on the Ankeny, Boone, and Urban Campuses.

The Music Program Curriculum includes Humanities Core Courses, a Diversity Course, and elective courses in music theory, choral performance, and individual study/performance. The DMACC Music Faculty is very experienced and is anxious to have you as a DMACC music student.

Below is the list of courses in the DMACC music curriculum. The Ankeny, Boone, and Urban Campuses offer music courses, but not all courses are offered on each of those campuses. Please see the current DMACC Course Schedule for specific course and lesson information. You may also contact Jim Loos, DMACC Music Program Chair, who will be happy to help you in any way he is able.

Jim Loos contact information:

Ankeny Campus;
Bldg. 6

Humanities Core Courses

  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Fundamentals
  • World Music

Diversity Course

  • World Music

Elective Courses

  • Music Theory 
  • Jazz History and Appreciation 
  • The History of Rock & Roll

Performing Ensembles (Choral & Jazz)

  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Instrumental Jazz Ensemble
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Applied (Private) Lessons

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Woodwinds
  • Violin/Viola
  • Percussion
  • Upper Brass