Music Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 25 accredited music schools where music faculty who teach music classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music and music training in Iowa, which includes music training at the following levels:

  • Music Certificate
  • Associates degree in Music
  • Bachelors degree in Music
  • Masters degree in Music
  • PhD degree in Music


Schools

  1. Briar Cliff University

    3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, Iowa 51104

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  2. Buena Vista University

    610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

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  3. Central College

    812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219

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  4. Clarke University

    1550 Clarke Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3198

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  5. Coe College

    1220 First Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-5092

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  6. Cornell College

    600 First St. SW, Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314-1098

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  7. Dordt College

    498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1697

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  8. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  9. Emmaus Bible College

    2570 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3096

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  10. Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

    1900 NW 4th St, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-2152

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  11. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  12. Grinnell College

    1121 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690

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  13. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  14. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

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  15. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  16. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  17. Luther College

    700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045

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  18. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  19. University of Northern Iowa

    1222 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0005

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  20. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  21. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  22. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  23. Southwestern Community College in Creston

    1501 W. Townline Street, Creston, Iowa 50801

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  24. Waldorf College

    106 S Sixth St, Forest City, Iowa 50436-1713

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  25. Wartburg College

    100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Music Employment

Iowa 550
National 63,990

Approximately 1% of the country's music professionals work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Iowa

350 120 320 370 550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Music is a growing field in Iowa. In 2010 there were 200 more music professionals working in Iowa than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of music has grown by 57% in Iowa. This growth is faster than the national trend for music professionals which shows a 14% increase in the number of music professionals working around the nation.

Music VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$0 $13,555 $0 $19,955 $21,175
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by music professionals is increasing in Iowa.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$13,525
25th percentile
$16,205
50th percentile
$19,525
75th percentile
$24,760
90th percentile
$29,470

This represents a growth in salaries of 100%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid music professionals earning 118% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Iowa

Art
$50,792
Liberal Arts
$66,570
Music
$21,175
Music Production
$42,400

In Iowa, music professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Music programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
1
bachelor
37
master
7
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total48

The number of students graduating from the 25 accredited music schools in Iowa is increasing. In 2006, 276 students graduated from music courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 288 students graduated.

Thus there was a 4% percent increase in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. Most of these graduates, or 77%, earned an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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