DMACC Music Program


​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 Dr, James Thompson, DMACC Music Program Chair, who will be happy to help you in any way he is able.

Dr. James Thompson
Building 6
Ankeny Campus

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