Colorado Christian University
Recommended Devices

Recommended Devices

Use of the iPad during your time studying at the School of Music

The use of iOS devices, and particularly the iPad, has the potential to greatly impact your approach to studying and working during your degree program. We strongly recommend using an iPad for the following reasons.

  • Access to using electronic versions of textbooks, which over the course of many semesters offers a significant savings over purchasing paper versions of the same textbooks.
  • Easy use of quality audio/video recording, which aids with practicing and performance analysis.
  • Access to the Apple App Store, which has apps and cloud-based platforms that are regularly used for:
    • Music notation
    • Ear training
    • Learning management systems, such as CCU’s Blackboard™
    • Degree-specific needs, such as:
      • tuners/metronomes for instrumentalists and singers,
      • music production tools for MPE students,
      • classroom learning/engagement tools for Music Education majors,
      • storage and ready access of digitized sheet music for all music and music theater students
      • piano applications

While Android devices have many similar features, iOS (Apple™) devices have a much larger ecosystem of music-specific apps, used by professionals worldwide. We recommend students be a part of this iPad phenomenon.