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Brookhaven College | Music Department

  • 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244-4997
  • (972) 860-4563 (972) 860-4102
  • Dr. Matson Topper, Chair Music Dept. / Director of Strings Music Theory • Octavio Gutierrez, Director of Keyboard Studies • Melody Gamblin-Bullock, Director of Choral Studies • Roy Allen, Director Instrumental Studying
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1980
    • Undergraduate students: 30
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors: 28
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 7:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 60
    • (within major: 66;
    • within minor: 60)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • College and department merit, Music Club and private scholarships available.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Matson Topper, (972) 860-4102
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: NASE • National Association of Jazz Educators • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Choral Director's Association • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Brookhaven College's music department offers training and performing opportunities to pursue a career in music as well as numerous courses designed for a student who is interested in just personal music enrichment. Brookhaven's music program addresses educational needs with small classes and with instructors working alongside each student. Students can take an array of music courses including: theory, music literature, composition, digital music, appreciation, private music lessons in voice and all instruments, and participate in numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles. All areas of music performance are offered including string, instrumental, choir, piano and jazz. The Music Department facility boasts the latest in a piano laboratory, computerized theory lab, electronic recording studio, and a digital music lab. We offer a core curriculum that is equivalent to freshman and sophomore levels at other university programs. Also, through a special 2+2 articulation agreement with the University of North Texas, Brookhaven music majors can transfer to UNT and will be accepted as junior level music majors after having successfully completed the music/academic core curriculum.
  • Performance opportunities include: Classical Guitar Ensemble, Carlo Pezzimenti; Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Paul Meztger; Handbell Ensemble, Bonnie Riddle; Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Elaine Gardner- Morales; Flute Ensemble, Pam Youngblood; Brookhaven Choral Society, Melody Gamblin-Bullock; "Vivace" Ensemble, Melody Gamblin-Bullock; Lab Band, Kieth Umbach; Jazz Combo, Roy Allen; String Ensemble, Matson Topper; Keyboard Ensemble, Octavio Guiterrez, and African Drumming Ensemble, Matson Topper.
  • The Performance Hall has 689 seats; contact Roger Bennett (972) 860-4730.
  • Overall enrollment: 13,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $675 15 hours / semester in district
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz