Corpus Christi - Texas Music Education Primer


Number of TMEP Listings: 3

City: Corpus Christi

Del Mar College | Department of Music

  • 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897
  • (361) 698-1211
  • Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Chairperson; Dr. Jonda Halcomb, Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1945
    • Undergraduate students: 189
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 20
    • Part-time instructors: 11
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 9:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 81
    • (within major: 40;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships available through auditions.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Alene Burchi at 361-698-1621
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Del Mar College is a two-year college offering an Associate of Arts in Applied Music, Music Education (both voice and instrument), Theory and Composition, an Associate of Applied Science in Sound Recording Technology, and a certificate in Sound Recording Business - Level 1.
  • Performance opportunities include Wind Ensemble (60 members) Andrew Russell (361) 698-1608; Brass Ensemble (12 members) Glenn Russell (361) 698-1604; Flute Ensemble (8 members) Joy Kairies (361) 698-1610; Jazz Band (22 members) David Irving (361) 698-1616; Orchestra (25 members) Todd Ehle (361) 698-1223; Choir (50 members), Chamber Singers (21 members) and Corpus Christi Chorale, Danny Ozmart (361) 698-1352; Opera Workshop (10 members) Cynthia Longoria (361) 698-1607; and the Percussion Ensemble (13 members) Paul Bissell (361) 698-1618.
  • Performance facilities include Richardson Auditorium (1,800 seats) and the Wolfe Recital Hall (285 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 12,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,100
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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi University Performing Arts Center https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-AM-University-Corpus-Christi-Performing-Arts-Center/671262766293183?fref=ts

  • 6300 Ocean Drive, No. 5723, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5723
  • (361) 825-2787
  • Lari Young, Director; Terri Cardona, Facilies/Operations and Box Office Manager
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 2005
    • 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: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: International Association of Venue Managers; Southwest Performing Arts Presenters
  • The stunning $18 million Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi opened to great acclaim in April 2005 with a gala opening performance by Grammy winning Tejano legend Freddy Fender. Since then the PAC has been host to world-class artists such as pianist Van Cliburn, violinists Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, and Mezzo Soprano Frederica von Stade. The Performing Arts Center provides a performance venue for university music students and music festivals, middle and high school bands, choirs, and orchestras and local non-profit performing arts organizations. Overlooking beautiful Corpus Christi Bay, the PAC serves the university faculty, staff, and students and the entire Coastal Bend community as well as providing an annual grant program for area non-profit performing groups to use the PAC at a reduced rental rate. This world-class acoustically-superb Concert Hall has pushed Corpus Christi to the forefront of cultural arts and entertainment in South Texas and features a 1500-seat Concert Hall with state-of-art acoustics, a striking 50-foot glass-walled lobby that faces Ocean Drive offering a beautiful 360-degree view of the Corpus Christi bay and the downtown skyline, and a versatile Greenroom for more intimate gatherings and receptions.
  • Overall enrollment:
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Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi | School of Visual and Performing Arts

  • 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5720, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5720
  • (361) 825-2761 (361) 825-5523
  • Dr. Diana Sipes, Department Chair; Kenneth Iyescas, Director of Bands
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1972
    • Undergraduate students: 100
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 19
    • Part-time instructors: 6
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 23:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 132
    • (within major: 77;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Music Studio Scholarships are talent-based awards given to music majors and minors by annual audition. The scholarships range from $200 to $2000 per academic year. The Lichtenstein String Quartet Scholarship is awarded to four string students each year (two violins, one viola, one cello). The scholarship amounts to $8000 per person for the academic year. It is highly competitive and is awarded based upon the annual audition. The Jace C Hoffman Memorial Scholarship is for music education majors and carries an award of $500 per academic year. The Texas Jazz Festival Scholarship in honor of Wanda Gregory awards selected students a scholarship of $1000 per academic year.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Lisa Ortiz, (361) 825-5523
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music; Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi offers the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music with teacher certification, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music. The TAMU-CC Music Department offers specialist private studio instruction in voice and most instruments. TAMU-CC is host to the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, The Corpus Christi Chorale, and The Corpus Christi Municipal Band.
  • Performance opportunities include Concert Band (Shawn Smith, (361) 825-2375), University Chorale (Ross Bernhardt, (361) 825-2572), Percussion Ensemble (Matt McClung, (361) 825-2305), Orchestra (Ronald Scott (361) 825-3971).
  • Warren Theatre (290 seats; 361-825-5523), Performing Arts Center (1500 seats, Lari Young, (361) 825-2374)
  • Overall enrollment: 11,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $7,656



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