Beaumont - Texas Music Education Primer


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Lamar University | Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music https://www.facebook.com/lamarUmusic

  • P.O. Box 10044, Beaumont, TX 77710
  • (409) 880-8144 (409) 880-7011
  • Dr. Kurt A. Gilman, Department Chair; Dr. Russ Schultz, Dean/College of Fine Arts and Communication; Dr. James Han, Director of Choral Activities; Scott Deppe, Director of Bands
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1956
    • Undergraduate students: 135
    • Graduate students: 10
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 15
    • Part-time instructors: 15
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 21:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 125
    • (within major: 70;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Music scholarships are awarded based on the student’s initial audition to the music department (see Audition Information for more details). The amount varies according to the student’s major, instrument or voice part and, to some extent, financial need. All music major scholarships carry agreement to: •Participate in ensembles •Maintain a 2.5 grade point average (G.P.A.) •Earn an “A” in ensembles and no less than a “B” in applied music courses Music minors and non-majors who receive scholarships must also participate in ensembles and maintain a 2.5 GPA and an “A” in each ensemble. First semester students whose G.P.A. falls between 2.5 and 2.0 will have their scholarship reduced by 50% for one semester. If the student’s G.P.A. is not improved to 2.5 by the end of the second semester, the scholarship will be revoked. If the first semester student’s G.P.A. after one semester is below 2.0, the scholarship will be revoked. With exemplary academic achievement in the music degree, outstanding musical progress, and excellent participation in ensembles, students may apply to raise their scholarship amounts at the end of the spring semester for the following fall.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: (409) 880-8144
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music; Texas Music Educators Association; Texas Music Educators Conference
  • Lamar University Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. Degrees in music include a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music leading to teacher certification, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Music Business), Master of Music, and Master of Music Education. More than 150 students are enrolled in music programs. Music faculty includes 15 full time professors and 15 part time faculty. Located just minutes from the Gulf shores and near the Big Thicket National Preserve, Lamar University is the ideal choice for the serious music student who values the serenity this type of environment has to offer.
  • Performance opportunities contacts include bands (contact Scott Deppe 409-880-8147), choirs (contact Dr. James Han 409-880-7189), and orchestra (contact Dr. Kurt Gilman 409-880-8077).
  • Performance facilities include the University Theatre (500 seats). Many concerts, including the subscription concert series Lamarissimo!, are performed in downtown Beaumont's Julie Rogers Theatre (1,700 seats). The music building is newly renovated, completed January 2011, which includes the Charles A. “Pete” Wiley Rehearsal Hall and the Rothwell Recital Hall which seats 140 in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Overall enrollment: 15,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $7,659



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