Colleges and Universities in Texas

 

Number of Listings: 141


Abilene Christian University | Department of Music

  • ACU Box 28274, Abilene, TX 79699-8274
  • (325) 674-2199 (325) 674-2197
  • Dr. Matt Roberson, Chair • Melvin Hartline, Financial Operations Manager • Dr. Gregory Straughn, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences • Dr. Gregory Straughn
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1906
    • Undergraduate students: 100
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 14
    • Part-time instructors: 11
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 6:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 128
    • (within major: 60;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships include both Department of Music scholarships, as well as multiple endowed awards.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Emily Berry at (325) 674-2197
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Abilene Christian University offers three music degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Jazz Track), Bachelor of Music in Performance (voice and piano) and a Bachelor of Music leading to teacher certification. Music scholarships are available on an audition basis. We currently have 100 music majors and nearly 400 students active in classes and ensembles. The program is housed in the 92,000 square-foot Williams Performing Arts Center.
  • Performance opportunities include the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, University Chorale, A Cappella Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Opera Workshop. For information about instrumental ensembles, contact Dr. Steven Ward, Director of Bands. For information about vocal ensembles, contact Jeff Goolsby, Director of Choral Activities.
  • Performance facilities include the Williams Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (280 seats), Cullen Auditorium (850 seats) and Moody Coliseum (6,000 seats). Contact Emily Berry for further information (325) 674-2197.
  • Overall enrollment: 4600
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $29,450
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


Hardin-Simmons University | School of Music and Fine Arts

  • P.O. Box 16230, Abilene, TX 79698-6230
  • (325) 670-1427 (325) 670-1426
  • Robert Tucker, Dean • Debbie McFarland, dmcfar@hsutx.edu • Deborah McFarland, Administrative Assistant
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1891
    • Undergraduate students: 104
    • Graduate students: 12
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 18
    • Part-time instructors: 8
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 5:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 135
    • (within major: 60;
    • within minor: 22)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Departmental and endowment scholarships available.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Lynnette Chambers at (325) 670-1430
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Assocication
  • Hardin-Simmons has been strongly committed to music education since its inception in 1891. A member of National Association of Schools of Music since 1930, the School of Music has a full-time faculty of 18 which includes performing artists in all fields of applied music and nationally recognized scholars in the field of theory and composition, music education, church music, performance, and musicology. The School of Music has approximately 100 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students. The Bachelor and Master of Music degree is offered with majors in Music Education, Church Music, Performance and Theory / Composition. Also offered is the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music and elective studies in Business, with a minor in Business Administration, or a minor of the student's choice.
  • Performance opportunities include the Concert Choir (40 members) under the direction of Dr. Clell Wright; HSU Chorale (55 members) under the direction of Dr. Dee Romines; Concert Band (65 members) and Cowboy Band (45 members) under the direction of Dr. Wayne Dorothy; Abilene Collegiate Orchestra (65 members) under the direction of Dr. Peter Isaacson; and the HSU Opera under the direction of Dr. Chris Hollingsworth.
  • Performance facilities include the Woodward Dellis Recital Hall (265 seats) which has a recording studio for recitals and concerts (Lawson Hager, Dean 325-670-1427), and the Behrens Chapel Auditorium (2,000 seats), Larry Wheeler, Technical Director, 325-670-1511.
  • Overall enrollment: 2,350
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $16,440


McMurry University | Department of Music

  • School of Arts and Letters, Box 96 | McMurry Station, Abilene, TX 79697
  • (325) 793-4860 (325) 793-3800
  • Dr. Christina Wilson, Dean School of Arts and Letters • Elizabeth Ducey Moss, DMA, Assistant Professor of Music • David robinson, Director of Bands • Saybra Phillips
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1924
    • Undergraduate students: 30
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 6
    • Part-time instructors: 1
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 126
    • (within major: 72;
    • within minor: 18)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Each year more than $75,000 in scholarships are awarded to music students.Various other scholarships are also granted for church music, piano, and performance. McMurry's Music Department offers a number of different scholarships, including departmental merit scholarships and several special endowed scholarships. Merit scholarships can be awarded to any student, regardless of his or her major, for participation in choir or band, and approximately half of the students currently involved in choir and band receive a merit scholarship. To compete for a merit award, students must audition for the music faculty. For endowed scholarships, students must both audition and meet other special requirements associated with each scholarship.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Laura Ellis at (915) 793-3835
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • McMurry University offers a Bachelor of Music Education degree with emphasis on vocal and instrumental music; a Bachelor of Music in Church Music with either a vocal or keyboard emphasis; and a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Traditionally, McMurry has served the Northwest Texas and New Mexico Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church with a liberal arts approach towards higher education.
  • Performance opportunities include Marching Band (70 members), Concert Band (60 members), Bi-State Honor Band; for more information, contact Scott Taube at (915) 793-3837. There are also three choral ensembles: University Choir (65 members), Chanters (45 members), and Vocal Point (12 members), contact Dr. Stephen Eaves at (915) 793-3834.
  • Performance facilities include the Amy Graves Ryan Recital Hall (200 seats) and the Radford Auditorium (1,200 seats); contact Stacie Ferguson at (915) 793-4888.
  • Overall enrollment: 1,379
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $9,600


Sul Ross State University | Department of Fine Arts and Communications

  • SRSU Box C-43, Alpine, TX 79832
  • (432) 837-8216 (432) 837-8011
  • Dr. Esther Rumsey, Department Chair • Donald Freed, Head Professor of Music • Christopher Dobbins, Lecturer in Music • Lana Potts, Lecturer in Music
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1920
    • Undergraduate students: 24
    • Graduate students: 2
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 8:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 130
    • (within major: 48;
    • within minor: 18)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The music department offers these scholarships: Francois Foundation Scholarship (up to $500 per semester); Richard D. Bryan Memorial Scholarship ($100-$300 per semester); Mary Jane & Charles Wade Scholarship ($200-$400 per semester); Band Participation Award ($225 per semester); and theChoir Participation Award ($225 per semester).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Donald Callen Freed (432) 837-8216
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Sul Ross State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music. This is a general program which can be coupled with teacher certification.
  • Performance opportunities include the SRSU Choir (30 members; Dr. Donald Freed, Director 432-837-8216); the Wind Ensemble (25 members; Michael Lippard, Director 432-837-8018); and the Jazz Ensemble (15 members; Michael Lippard, Director 432-837-8018).
  • Performance facilities include the Marshall Auditorium (800 seats) and the Studio Theatre (125 seats); for more information, contact (432) 837-8191.
  • Overall enrollment: 2,451
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,600
  • Genres: Classical • Mariachi


Alvin Community College Music Department

  • 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
  • (281) 756-3587
  • Dr. Kevin Moody, Department Chair
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 11
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships are available for music majors and non-majors alike. Music majors can receive up to $500 per semester. Non-music majors can receive up to $100 per semester just for performing in one ensemble. This means you could get $100 for singing in the choir or playing in the band, and it is not necessary to have a lot of experience.
  • We offer courses for music majors and non-majors alike. Music majors take a series of courses that make up the Field of Study. These courses are fully transferable and designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor degree in music. This could be in performance, composition, conducting, musicology, or music education. Non music majors may take any of the courses offered to majors. Scholarships are available to music majors and non-music majors.
  • The Concert Choir Chamber Singers, Kevin Moody (281) 756-3587 Concert Band Jazz Band The Alvin Community Band ACC Summer Community Jazz Ensemble, David Griffith (281) 756-3588
  • Overall enrollment:
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Amarillo College | Division of Creative Arts

  • P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, TX 79178
  • (806) 371-5340 (806) 371-5000
  • Camille Nies, Chair of Music Department • Victoria Taylor-Gore, Chair of Division of Creative Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1931
    • Undergraduate students: 45
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 6
    • Part-time instructors: 10
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 7:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 67
    • (within major: 31;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Numerous scholarships are available up to and including full scholarships covering tuition, books, and fees. Participation Scholarships are also available to non-majors in ensembles. Up to 20-30 scholarships are awarded each year based on auditions and include Art Force Music Scholarship, Art Force Choir Scholarship, etc. Up to $30,000 in scholarships are awarded per year to music students.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Tiffany McDaniel at (806) 371-5340
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Amarillo College Department of Music offers a two-year curriculum of courses in music theory, literature, ensembles, and applied instruction, leading to Associate in Music degree. The Mission of the Amarillo College Music Department is "to be a center of musical learning and cultural enrichment within the community of Amarillo and the surrounding Panhandle of Texas, by providing a comprehensive two-year musical curriculum for transfer students, elective courses for the non-music major, musical training for younger students, and performance opportunities in various ensembles for students and members of the community."
  • Performance opportunities include Concert Choir (30-40 members), Vocal Jazz (5-12 members) and Civic Chorus (100 members), under the direction of Nathaniel Fryml, (806) 371-5344; Jazz Ensemble (14-20 members), Dr. Jim Laughlin, Director (806) 371-5345; Chamber Orchestra (14-20 members), David Hinds, Director; Concert Band (50-60 members), Scott Beckett, Director; and Opera/Opera Workshop, under the direction of Mary Jane Johnson, with two major productions per year plus various outreach activities.
  • Performance facility is the Concert Hall Theater (265 seats); for more information, contact Tiffany McDaniel (806) 371-5340.
  • Overall enrollment: 10000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $494-1,124
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


Tarrant County College | Southeast Campus - Fine Arts

  • 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, TX 76018
  • (817) 515-3725 (817) 515-3100
  • Pert Durapau, Chairperson • Josue Munoz • Terry Ergish, Fine Arts Senior Secretary
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students: 0
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 12
    • Student-Teacher ratio: NA
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Tarrant County College offers the following music scholarships: The Jim Barros Music Scholarship ($500 per semester); The Darlene Marks Scholarship ($500 per semester); The Robin and Ryan Snow Memorial Scholarship ($750 per semester); and the First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) Scholarship ($1,500 per semester).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Financial Aid Office (817) 515-4243
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: TMEA, TAMS
  • TCC is a complete university parallel leading to a major or minor in music. The emphasis is on performance, though all courses lead to a music education degree as well. In addition, we offer MIDI and Notation software as a main component of the program. The various ensembles are well known throughout the North Texas area and actively participate in several tours each year. In fact, the college choir performed at Carnegie Hall in March of 2006. To participate in an ensemble, one does not need to be music major, but some do require an audition. All instruments and voice types are taught.
  • College Choir, Madrigal Singers, College Band, Jazz Band, College Orchestra. Contact Jay Adkinsat (817) 515-3718.
  • C.A. Roberson Theatre, capacity 270, The Commens, capacity 100, North Ballroom, capacity 400
  • Overall enrollment: NA
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:


University of Texas at Arlington | Department of Music

  • Box 19105, Arlington, TX 76019-0105
  • (817) 272-3471 (817) 272-2447
  • Dr. Rick Bogard, Chairman
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1970
    • Undergraduate students: 312
    • Graduate students: 30
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 27
    • Part-time instructors: 23
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 137
    • (within major: 36;
    • within minor: 18)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships are awarded each year for participation in ensembles based on competitive auditions. In some cases, you need not be a music major to earn a scholarship to perform in concert bands, jazz bands, orchestra or choirs.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Rick Bogard (817) 272-3471
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • The University of Texas at Arlington Music Department offers a Masters of Music in Music Education, Masters of Music in Performance, a Certificate in Keyboard Performance, as well as Bachelor of Music Degrees with Teacher Certification (all-level, secondary), Performance, Theory/Composition, Jazz Studies, Music/Business, Music/Theater, and Music/Media. The music building houses a variety of large and small classrooms, rehearsal areas and practice facilities; a recording studio and MIDI lab; and the Irons Recital Hall with two Steinway pianos and a Casavant organ. The University is located midway between Fort Worth and Dallas in an artistically active metropolitan area.
  • Performance opportunities include A Cappella Choir, University Singers, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, University Band, Marching Band, UTA Symphony Orchestra, UTA Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Opera Workshop, in addition to brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal jazz, trombone, and saxophone choirs, ensembles, string quartets, viola ensemble and a cello ensemble. Director of Choral Studies is Dr. Karen Kenaston-French 817/272-2435; Area Coordinator of the Wind and Percussion Division is Dr. Douglas Stotter 817-272-2442; Coordinator of the Orchestra/Stings Division is Dr. Clif Evans 817-272-5027; Coordinator of Jazz Division is Tim Ishii 817-272-1205.
  • Performance facilities include the Music Department's Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building (380 seats) and Texas Hall (2,709 seats -- Director is Sharon Carey, 817-272-3331).
  • Overall enrollment: 32956
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $4,250
  • Genre: Classical


University of Texas at Arlington | Human Performance Institute, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

  • UTA Box 19105, Arlington, TX 76019-0180
  • (817) 272-2249
  • Dr. Khosrow Behbehani, Chairman
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1986
    • Undergraduate students: 0
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 3
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • The Human Performance Institute is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of human-task interfaces. With the University of North Texas, one focus is musician education and health (i.e., occupational related injuries). We are investigating different low-level performance resources (such as finger speeds, pitch discrimination, memory, etc.), and how each contributes to the quality or level of musical performance. Performance resource availability can increase through training or decrease through injury or aging. Models are being developed to map changes in the measured availability to a change in overall "music performance capacity" and ultimately assist a performer to improve musical performance and also reduce risk of injury. Currently we have a limited ability to provide individualized performance resource profile assessments and are carrying out research concerning measurement and evaluation of injuries sustained through musical activities, as well as their prevention.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:


Trinity Valley Community College | Music Department

  • 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX 75751
  • (903) 675-6372 (903) 675-6351
  • Mary Tidwell, Music Department Coordinator • Dr. Byron McGilvray, Choral/Vocal Music
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1946
    • Undergraduate students: 30
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 4
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 25:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 71-73
    • (within major: 31;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Schlarships are available by various amounts depending on the department and include scholarships for: Band (Concert, Jazz, Marching), Choral Music, Piano/Organ, Music/Guitar
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Michael Matchael (903)675-6222
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Our growing and expanding department has a reputation for musical excellence. Here in the TVCC Music Department, we create a solid musical foundation in our students. This enables them to transfer to a university with confidence. The faculty is dedicated to helping students acquire the skills needed to enter many musical fields. Your success as both a student and a musician is the goal of the Music Department faculty. We look forward to serving your needs and would welcome you as a part of the student body at Trinity Valley Community College.
  • Choral ensemble are directed by Dr. Byron McGilvray (903) 675-6351 and include the Cardinal Singers (43 students), Chamber Choir (18 students), Encore (12 students) and the community chorus. Instrumental ensembles are directed by Will Fairbanks (903) 675-6222 and include the Cardinal Regiment Marching Band (50 students), Wild Card Jazz Band (19 students), Dixieland Jazz Band (7 students), brass ensemble (5 students) percussion ensemble (10 students) and community band (30 students).
  • The Oral Pirtle Auditorium is equipped with 449 seats including 18 handicapped for a total of 467 seats. Contact LaDonna Davis (903) 675-6384.
  • Overall enrollment: 5,043
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,680


Art Institute of Austin, Media Arts

  • 101 West Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78728
  • (512) 691-4913 (866) 583-7952
  • Mark Sarisky, Academic Department Director for Audio Production • Thomas W. Newsom, President • Mara Guzman, Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 2008
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • There are general scholarships available to students, but no specific scholarships for audio production or media arts degrees.
  • The Art Institute of Austin is a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. Both schools are part of The Art Institutes, a system of more than 40 schools across North America. The Art Institutes system has provided career-oriented education programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts for more than 35 years. The Art Institute of Austin offers a Bachelor of Science in audio production and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in media arts and animation.
  • Overall enrollment:
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Austin Community College | Music Business, Performance and Technology

  • 11928 Stonehollow Drive, Austin, TX 78758-3101
  • (512) 223-4780 (512) 223-4004
  • Geoffrey Schulman, Professor & Department Chair • Joy Opp, Administrative Assistant • Shih-Yu Hwang, Administrative Assistant • Gary Hampton, Dean
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1990
    • Undergraduate students: 500
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors: 13
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 63
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The music department of Austin Community College offers the following scholarships: Austin Classical Guitar Society Scholarship ($2,500) and the Tom Pittman Scholarship (varies).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Financial Aid Office at (512) 223-4734
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Austin Community College offers a two-year program to attain an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Commercial Music Management. Courses include: Survey of the Music Business, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, Audio Engineering I, II, III and IV, Concert Promotion and Venue Management, Music Publishing, MIDI I, and II. The Record Industry Synthesis I and II, Live Music and Talent Management, Internship, Student Initiated Project, Commercial Music Theory, History of Popular Music, Songwriting, Commercial Music Ensembles, Remixing, Guitar Performance in Contemporary Music, Acoustics and Live Performance Presentation. Instructors include: Geoffrey Schulman, Scott Cain, Dan Childers, Russell Scanlon, Robert Skiles, Buck McKinney, Tim Ditmar, Jean Spivey, Joe McDermott, Andre Moran, Francis Preve, Mark Wilson and Casey Monahan.
  • Performance opportunities include ensembles include rock, improvisation, and jazz. Each ensemble consists of 10 students.
  • Overall enrollment: 30,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA
  • Genres: Jazz • Rap/Hip Hop • Rock


Center for Music Learning, The University of Texas

  • 1 University Station E3100, Austin, TX 78712
  • (512) 471-0363
  • Robert Duke, Director
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • The purpose of the Center for Music Learning is to investigate the processes of human skill development, integrating the results of systematic research from multiple disciplines with effective practices in music performance and pedagogy. By bringing together expert teachers, performers, composers, psychologists, neuroscientists, and physiologists, the work of the Center encompasses the fundamental dimensions of human learning. Our goal is to inform the design of curricula, the implementation of instruction, and the assessment of learning, all premised on a deep understanding of cognitive-, perceptual-, and motor-skill development, and the shaping of attitudes and emotions that are a part of every meaningful learning experience. The applications of our work promise not only to improve the quality of music instruction but to change fundamentally the ways that music is taught at all levels of study—in elementary and secondary education, in the studios of private teachers, and in colleges and conservatories—toward the development of individuals who are musically knowledgeable, literate, skillful, and confident, and who take pleasure in their experiences with music.
  • Overall enrollment:
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Concordia University Austin | Music Department

  • 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, TX 78726-1887
  • (512) 486-1167 (512) 486-2000
  • Dr. Patricia Burnham, Director of Programs in Music / Assistant Professor of Music • Prof. Joshua Chai, Director of Choral Activities / Director of DPM Program / Assistant Professor of Music
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1926
    • Undergraduate students: 15
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 7
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 12:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 128
    • (within major: 55;
    • within minor: 24)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships available include: The Leo & Thelma Gastler Music Scholarship ($3,000); The Leo & Thelma Gastler Distinguished Music Student Scholarship (1/2 of full-time tuition); The Julia Krumm Aspiring Organist Scholarships ($3,000); The Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Bolland and Katherine Bolland Church Music Scholarships ($3,000); The Marilyn Bauer Erickson Memorial Scholarship ($500); Presidential Award in Choir (amount varies).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Patricia Burnham (512) 313-5424
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Concordia University is a small private Lutheran university that places special emphasis on education for teachers and church musicians. We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (vocal), and Music Ministry with a concentration in voice, guitar, instrumental, piano and organ. We also offer minors in all areas and a Worship and Arts minor. Brian L. Trittin, DMA is Music Department Head.
  • Performance opportunities include the University Choir, Early Music Consort, Chapel Choir Ensemble, Handbell Choir, Wind Ensemble, Contemporary Music Group; and various instrumental ensembles. Concordia sponsors the Austin Children's Choir, a 90-member choir of children from Austin area schools.
  • Performance facility is the Schroeder Performance Hall (250 seats; Charolette McConnell, Director 512-486-1175).
  • Overall enrollment: 1,100
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $25,160


Huston-Tillotson University | Department of Music

  • 900 Chicon Street, Austin, TX 78702
  • (512) 505-3121 (512) 505-3000
  • Gloria Quinlan, Music Department Head • Dr. Rosalee Martin, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1875
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 120
    • (within major: 48;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The Endowed Scholarships available are: The Adams-Bertrand and Waters Endowed. Other music performance (vocal and instrumental) scholarships are awarded of various amounts based on the recommendation of music faculty.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Financial Aid (512) 505-3028
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association • Texas Music Educators Conference
  • Huston-Tillotson University offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts, along with a specialized all-levels program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. The objectives of the music program are to represent the University by giving public concerts providing music training for teachers in public and private schools. Admission to the program requires an audition in the student's principal applied subject. We are also a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Performance opportunities include Concert Choir (Dr. Gloria Quinlan, 512-505-3120), piano (Dr. Stephen Burnaman, 512-505-3119) and classical guitar (Mr. Klondike Steadman 512-505-3120).
  • Performance facilities include King-Seabrook Chapel, Mary E. Branch Auditorium, and Agard-Lovinggood Lecture Hall; for more information contact Fred Lopez (512) 505-3016.
  • Overall enrollment: 650
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $14,000
  • Genre: Jazz


MediaTech Institute of Austin

  • 4719 South Congress, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78745
  • (512) 447-2002
  • Ashley Whitaker, Director • Cameron Rogers, Admissions Representative • Audrey Nieto, Financial Aid Advisor • Lauren Sands, Student Services
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1980
    • Undergraduate students: 150
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 7
    • Part-time instructors: 10
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: no
  • No scholarships are available through the school.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Cam Rogers (512) 447-2002
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: ASCAP • BMI
  • Mediatech Institute offers diploma and certification programs in Audio Engineering & Studio Techniques, Producing & Songwriting, Music Business Administration, TV & Film Soundtrack Production, Live Sound Reinforcement, and Multimedia Production. With Schools located in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, you get immediate hands-on training in world-class studios.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:


St. Edward's University | Music Department

  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, CM No.1039, Austin, TX 78704
  • (512) 428-1297 (512) 448-8400
  • Michael McKelvey, Head of Music Department
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1885
    • Undergraduate students: 140
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 6
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 1:12
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • St. Edward's University Music Department offers a music minor for piano, voice, theory and instrumental. The Madrigal Chamber Choir and The University Chorale are concert choirs. The Omni Singers is a pop choir. Also active are two jazz bands, chamber ensemble and community orchestra. A jazz ensemble and Omni singers are conducted by Pamela Stout. Both give three to four major performances a year, 2 each semester.
  • Hilltoppers Chorale is directed by Brother Gerald Muller (512) 448-8670. A jazz ensemble and Omni singers are conducted by Pamela Stout (512) 301-0576. Mariachi Alas de Oro
  • Performance facilities include the Jones Auditorium and the Ragsdale Student Center (seating 252). Contact the director at: (512) 448-8796.
  • Overall enrollment: 5,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA
  • Genre: Classical


St. Edward's University | Digital Media Management

  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
  • (512) 428-1220 (512) 448-8400
  • Russell Rains, Director • Marsha Kelliher, Dean for School of Management
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 2005
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • The internationally recognized and award winning MBA in Digital Media Management is designed for highly motivated students who would like to focus their full-time efforts on pursuing a unique graduate business degree that creates a new type of manager able to function at the intersection of the digital creative arts, business and technology. There are five semesters during this daytime MBA comprised of 54 hours of course credits. In year one, the emphasis is on core MBA disciplines and is followed by the summer internship. The concentration, digital media management, is the focus of year two culminating in a comprehensive Capstone project in which teams provide business consulting services to a digital media entity. This special MBA lays a foundation that prepares students for careers not only in the entertainment industry [film, music and video games], but also in social media and other digital media areas connected to the digital distribution of all media, goods and services.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:


University of Texas at Austin | Center for American Music

  • 1 University Station, E-3100, Austin, TX 78712-0435
  • (512) 471-0777
  • James Buhler, Director of the Center • David Neumeyer, Chair of the Governing Board
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • The mission of the Center for American Music is to advance the teaching, scholarship, and performance of American music from all traditions, including concert, folk, and popular music. In keeping with the richness and diversity of the United States itself, we attend to the multiplicity of music in America through research, educational, and performance programs of the highest quality directed to those who love American music. The Center will contribute to initiatives sponsored by the School of Music, most notably the creation of new programs in recording technology, and of a UT recording label. Our Center draws upon the University’s exceptional programs in American history and American studies, unique archival collections, and superb general library system. Whether you are a student, music professional, educator, or curious listener, the Center for American Music offers something of interest and value as we explore the varied experiences of music in America.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:


University of Texas at Austin | Butler School of Music

  • 2406 Robert Dedman Drive, E3100, Austin, TX 78712-1555
  • (512) 471-7764 (512) 471-3157
  • Mary Poole, Director • Jeff Hellmer, Jazz Studies • Douglas Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1938
    • Undergraduate students: 389
    • Graduate students: 145
    • Doctoral students: 177
    • Full-time professors: 80
    • Part-time instructors: 20
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 128
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students on a competitive basis. Teaching assistantships are available to graduate students.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Anne Hall at (512) 232-2054
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Music Educators National Conference • National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Theory / Composition, Jazz and Music Studies. Graduate degrees: Master of Music in Performance (Conducting and Opera), Literature/Pedagogy, Music Theory, Music Composition, Music and Human Learning, Jazz, Musicology/Ethnomusicology; Doctor of Music Arts in Conducting, Performance, Music and Human Learning; Ph.D. in Theory, Music Composition, Musicology/Ethnomusicology. Courses offered in recording, music business, and MIDI techniques. Affiliations: Music Teachers National Association, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Texas Music Educator Association. Audition dates: January 19, January 26, February 2; February 23 - graduates only. Admission deadlines: Summer 2013 or Fall 2013- undergraduate freshmen; December 1; undergraduate transfers: March 1. Contacts: Undergraduate Office (512) 471-0508; Graduate Office (512) 471-0799. Butler School of Music applications must be received by audition deadlines listed on the Butler School of Music application to guarantee your audition date. No applications requests for auditions or audition tapes or Cds will be accepted after January 1.
  • Performance opportunities include the Chamber Singers, University Chorus, Women's Chorus, Longhorn Singers, Concert Chorale (J. Morrow, Director of Choral Ensembles, (512) 471-0806), UT Symphony Orchestra and UT Wind Ensemble (J. Junkin, Director, (512)471-0386), Symphony Band and Longhorn Band (both directed by R. Carnochan, (512) 471-4093); Jazz Ensembles (J. Hellmer, Director, (512) 471-0744), the New Music Ensemble (D. Welcher, Director, (512) 471-0821), and the Butler Opera Center (R. DeSimone, Director, (512)471-9408).
  • Performance facilities include Bates Recital Hall (700 seats), Bass Concert Hall (3,000 seats), McCullough Theatre (450 seats), Jessen Auditorium (350 seats) and a Recital Studio (185 seats); for more information, contact the Scheduling Office at (512) 232-6290 or (512) 471-0854
  • Overall enrollment: 51,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $9,418
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz



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