Commerce - Texas Music Education Primer


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City: Commerce

Texas A&M University at Commerce | Department of Music

  • P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429
  • (903) 886-5303 (903) 886-5327
  • Dr. David Scott, Head of Music Department; Dr. Salvatore Attardo, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1889
    • Undergraduate students: 250
    • Graduate students: 15
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 17
    • Part-time instructors: 8
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 139
    • (within major: 58;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Each music department (vocal, instrumental, keyboard) coordinates its own division scholarships. Scholarships range from $250.00 to $1,250.00 by talent and need base.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Department of Music at (903) 886-5303.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: ASCAP; National Association of Schools of Music; Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Texas A&M University at Commerce offers two undergraduate degrees in music (Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music) and one master degree in music (Master of Music). Teaching certification is available for elementary and secondary school levels. All music students have many opportunities to participate in studio recitals and master classes with their applied teachers as well as nationally recognized guest musicians. All music majors participate in either the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Chorale or University Singers. Placement in any of these ensembles is by audition at the beginning of each semester. Participation in these ensembles is also open to non-music majors by audition. Talent based music scholarships are available in addition to academic merit scholarships from the university. These awards take the form of Performance Scholarships, Housing Scholarships, Work Study, and Basketball Band Scholarships. In the Fall of 2010, the Music Department of Texas A&M-Commerce occupied a new $29 million dollar building. The building features state-of-the-art performance, rehearsal and instruction facilities, including a Concert Hall seating 600, a Recital Hall seating 75, five rehearsal halls, classrooms, piano and electronic music labs, studios and practice rooms.
  • Performance opportunities include two wind ensembles, symphonic band, concert band, university choir, opera, marching band, chorale, chamber singers, and jazz improvisation ensembles. Smaller instrumental and vocal ensembles are organized yearly to give students the opportunity to perform more specialized types of literature.
  • Performance facilities include the University Auditorium (1,200 seats), Finney Concert Hall (600 seats), and a Recital Hall (75 seats)
  • Overall enrollment: 10,500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $2,800



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