Fort Worth - Texas Music Education Primer


Number of TMEP Listings: 5

City: Fort Worth

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary | The School of Church Music

  • 2001 West Seminary Drive - Box 22390, Fort Worth, TX 76115
  • (817) 923-1921 (817) 923-1921
  • Dr. Day, Dean; Dr. R. Allen Lott, Senior Associate Dean / Academic Division; Dr. Tom Song, Associate Dean / Undergraduate Music; Dr. John Simons, Associate Dea/Community Relations
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1915
    • Undergraduate students: 24
    • Graduate students: 144
    • Doctoral students: 16
    • Full-time professors: 18
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 133
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The Southern Baptist Convention grants all Southern Baptist students substantial tuition assistance.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: (817) 923-1921 ext. 3100, fdewysockie@swbts.edu
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Association of Theological Schools; National Association of Schools of Music; Texas Association of Music Schools
  • The School of Church Music at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music. The BA in Music retains many of the core courses from the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, while providing a major in music. Students must declare a concentration in either Worship, Performance, or Composition by the time they begin their second semester. Since 1915, the School of Church Music has provided, and continues to provide, the highest education in church music for individuals seeking to engage in Christian ministry. Alumni have taken positions of music leadership in churches, colleges, denominational agencies and mission fields. The school's vision is to provide an educational environment conducive to spiritual growth and deepening awareness of the scope of the ministry of music, promoting a harmonious understanding of the relation of this ministry to all other aspects of Christian ministry.
  • Performance opportunities include: Southwestern Master Choral (required for all music students; Wind Ensemble (40 members; Southwestern Singers (45 members, Dr. David Thye Director, ext. 3140); New Sound Jazz (Dr. Joe Hardin, Director, ext. 3130); String Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble.
  • Performance facilities include Reynolds Auditorium (500 seats) and Truett Auditorium (1,200 seats); Adam Covington, Media Services Director at (817) 923-1921 (ext. 6120).
  • Overall enrollment: 3077
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,500-$3,000
  • Christian, Classical, Jazz


Tarrant County College | Northwest Campus

  • 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76179
  • (817) 515-8223 (817) 515-7686
  • Richard Powell, Chair Department of Performing Arts; Kathry Garber, Music Instructor; Richard Powell, Music Instructor
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students: 0
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors: 7
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 12:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: 817-515-7226
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: NA
  • Tarrant County College offers courses in voice, piano, guitar, ear training, music composition, music reading, music appreciation, and music literature. We have four distinct campuses. The locations are: Northeast Campus (817) 515-6100; Northwest Campus (817) 515-7100; South Campus (817) 515-4100; and Southeast Campus (817) 515-3100.
  • Overall enrollment: NA
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $840


Tarrant County College | South Campus

  • 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
  • (817) 515-4641 (817) 515-8223
  • Oscar Dressler, Professor of Music; Donna Woods, Fine Arts Secretary
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1965
    • Undergraduate students: 0
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 20
    • Student-Teacher ratio: NA
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • general performance and merit-based scholarships available
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools; Texas Music Educators Association
  • Tarrant County College's South Campus offers a music program available to majors and non-majors. We offer courses in harmony, ear training, music literature, music reading, music appreciation, classical piano, classical voice, classical guitar, private lessons in voice, piano, organ, guitar, band and orchestra instruments.
  • Performance opportunities include: Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab band, Jazz Singers, Opera Workshop, and College Choir. Rick Stitzel, Director (817) 515-4648.
  • Concert facilities include: Recital Hall (capacity 250), Performing Arts Theater (capacity 350). Contact Tom Tuttle (817) 515-4651.
  • Overall enrollment: 10,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $840


Texas Christian University | School of Music

  • TCU Box 297500, Fort Worth, TX 76129
  • (817) 257-7602 (817) 257-6606
  • Dr. Richard C. Gipson, Director; Anne Helmreich, Dean of College of Fine Arts; Paul Cortese, Assistant Director, Music Technology; Karen Minatra, Administrative Assistant
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1903
    • Undergraduate students: 220
    • Graduate students: 41
    • Doctoral students: 9
    • Full-time professors: 40
    • Part-time instructors: 35
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 13:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 124-139
    • (within major: 80-82;
    • within minor: 21)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Generous scholarships, financial aid, and graduate assistantships are available.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Richard C. Gipson (817) 257-6606
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music; Texas Association of Music Schools; Texas Music Educators Association
  • Texas Christian University offers either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Music in Performance, Piano and Voice Pedagogy, Theory, and Church Music. Also available is a Bachelor of Music Education with teaching certification. The Master of Music is offered with a concentration in either Performance, Piano and Voice Pedagogy, Musicology, Theory, Conducting, Composition, or Music Education. The DMA degree is offered in Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Conducting, and Composition.
  • Performance opportunities include Choral Union (100 members), Chapel Choir (50 members), and Concert Chorale (50 members); Opera Studio (20 members; 817-257-7619); Symphony Orchestra (100 members; 817-257-7654); TCU Band (240 member), Wind Symphony (60 members), and Symphonic Bands (60 members); Jazz Ensembles (two; 25 members); Percussion Ensembles and Chamber Music (20 members).
  • Performance facilities include the Ed Landreth Auditorium , 1200 seats, (Corey Hale, 817-257-7605), and Pepsico Recital Hall, 325 seats and University Theatre, 100 seats.
  • Overall enrollment: 9,142
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $42,580


Texas Wesleyan University | Department of Music

  • 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105-1536
  • (817) 531-4978 (817) 531-4234
  • John Fisher, Chairman; Ms. Adrian Bumgarner, Department Coordinator
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1890
    • Undergraduate students: 58
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 5
    • Part-time instructors: 20
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 125
    • (within major: 55;
    • within minor: 24)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships available include the Music Scholarship.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: John Fisher at (817) 531-4978.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music; Texas Association of Music Schools; Texas Music Educators Association
  • The Department of Music at Texas Wesleyan University offers an extensive program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Bachelor of Music in Education with certification. Performance opportunities include the Women's Chorus, the Chamber Choir, Wesleyan Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and various chamber music groups. Performance facilities include the Nicholas Martin Hall (seats 693), contact Adrian Bumgarner (817) 531-4992.
  • Performance opportunities include the Wesleyan Singers, the Chamber Singers, Wesleyan Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and various chamber music groups.
  • Performance facilities include the Nicholas Martin Hall (seats 604), contact Sonia de Ochoa (817) 531-4992.
  • Overall enrollment: 2,600
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $15,500
  • Classical, Jazz



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