Colleges and Universities in Amarillo


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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