Colleges and Universities in Houston

 

Number of Listings: 11


Houston Baptist University | School of Music

  • 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074-3298
  • (281) 649-3338 (281) 649-3000
  • Dr. John Yarrington, Director of School of Music • Dr. Diane Martin, Dean of College of Arts and Humanities
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1976
    • Undergraduate students: 113
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 10
    • Part-time instructors: 18
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 136
    • (within major: 55;
    • within minor: 40)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Grants are available for Vocal, Instrumental, and Keyboard Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. John Yarrington at (281) 649-3027
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. John Yarrington at (281) 649-3339.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • The School of Music at Houston Baptist University offers Bachelor's Degrees in performance (voice, instrumental, piano and organ), theory and composition, church music, and all-level teacher certification. Students who are music majors sing or play in an ensemble. All university students are encouraged to participate in ensembles, which include Symphonic Band, University Singers, Schola Cantorum, Opera Workshop, University Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble. Our mission is establishing a community wherein we develop musician-educators who are equally cultivated in competence and character in an effort to enhance life-long music education. At HBU, an environment is fostered where service is a way of life, and where character and competence are equally developed, work and worship are united, and belief and behavior reconciled. Performance facilities in the Morris Cultural Arts Center include the Dunham Theatre and the Belin Chapel. A new LeTourneau pipe organ is available in the chapel.
  • Performance opportunities include the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, University Singers, University Chorus, Schola Cantorum, Handbell Choir, Opera Workshop, and University Orchestra.
  • Performance facilities include the Mabee Theatre (280 seats), Cultural Arts Center, Belin Chapel (300 seats), University Theater (1200 seats). Contact: Candace Desroisers, (281) 649-3047.
  • Overall enrollment: 2,400
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $18,000
  • Genre: Classical


Houston Community College | Central College Music Department

  • 3517 Austin, Suite 101, Houston, TX 77004
  • (713) 718-6600
  • Deborah Quanaim, Department Chair • Nancy Cassel, Department Secretary • Dr. Mary Warwick, Faculty • Susan Hines, Faculty
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1979
    • Undergraduate students: 300
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors: 10
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 12:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Heinen Music Scholarship
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: (713) 718-6600
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Academic AA or AS
  • Music Central pursues twin missions, both designed to produce creative participants and critical observers in the field of music. First, we prepare music students for successful transfer to four-year institutions. Second, we help students from all backgrounds explore their creativity, whether through introduction to great music, instruction in instrumental or vocal performance, or the study of theory and composition. We offer a full schedule of classes, from music appreciation to advanced theory and jazz improv, including ensemble and performance courses. The curriculum is supplemented by a range of private vocal and instrumental classes. The teaching artists of our faculty are working professionals, and you'll find performers from every major ensemble in the city in our classrooms. Classes are offered at Central's Fine Arts Center, a three-building complex that encompasses private and ensemble practice rooms, recital halls, a piano lab, and two theatres.
  • Music Central collaborates with the drama department on musicals, offering both voice and instrumental students a chance to shine. Student performers, guitar ensembles, faculty performers, all offer regular recitals, and our resident big band, Texas Jazz Central, plays at venues all over the city. Through the department's Artist in Residence program, students can work with and observe professional musicians in the process of creating, rehearsing and performing. Our composition students have their original pieces performed at the end of each semester on student recitals, which also feature our piano, voice, percussion and guitar students in solos and ensembles.
  • Recital Hall (FAC 111), Theater One, Heinen Theater, San Jacinto Auditorium. carla.webbles@hccs.edu is contact for Heinen and Theater One.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: 1,200


Houston Community College | Northwest College | Audio Recording Technology and Technical Communications Department

  • 1060 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Houston, TX 77043
  • (713) 718-5621 (713) 718-5602
  • Dr. Scott Gehman, Department of Audio Recording/Film Production • Aubrey S. Tucker, DMA / Program Chair for Academic and Commercial Music • Dr. Maya Durnovo, Workforce Dean • Karen Moonen, Secretary
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1985
    • Undergraduate students: 260
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors: 15
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 60
    • (within major: 45;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: no
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: International Jazz Educators Association • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Northwest College Audio Recording Technology offers unlimited hands-on experience via eight studios: Studio 8: SSL 4048 G+ Recall/Ultimation; DA-88s and Otari 2"; processors by UREI, Lexicon, TC Electronics, Bellari, Focusrite, Eventide, ADR, Aphex; microphones by Telefunken, Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, Audio Technica. Studio 7: Film, video, sound editors by Avid, Apple, Showcron, Moviola, FAST and Digidesign. Studio 6: 2300 sq. ft. film sound stage and movie theater. Studio 5: film scoring and sound design with DA-7 and HUI consoles, Digital Performer, samplers, synths and drum machines by Giga, Akai, Peavey, Roland, Korg, Moog. Studio 4: Surround Sound / Audio Post with ProTools 24 and Focusrite Control 24. Studio 3a/3b: Alesis X2 consoles, ADATs, synths and samplers by Moog, Arp, Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Kawai, Emu, Alesis, MOTU and M Audio. Studio 2: Sony 3036 console, 13 Pro Tools stations, ADATs. Studio I: 13 Apple G4 workstations with Digital Performer, Korg, Roland, virtual synths and Spark.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,200-$2,400


MediaTech Institute of Houston

  • Houston, TX 77042
  • (832) 242-3426 (866) 498-1122
  • Doris Hecht, Campus Director • Nick Morrow, Student Services Representative • Clare Galicia, Financial Aid Advisor • Josh Echols, Admissions Representative
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1999
    • Undergraduate students: 150
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 5
    • Part-time instructors: 6
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 12:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: 723 Hours)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: no
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges of Technology
  • The Recording Arts Program is a comprehensive program designed to teach students the basic to advanced aspects of audio recording, operational and basic technical concepts of audio equipment provided by practical applications, demonstrations and projects that are based around the many different audio-related professions. Basic system configurations are developed to understand equipment inter-relationships. Graduates of this program may find entry-level employment as an assistant engineer in a recording studio, radio station, TV station, post-production facility, or live music venue.
  • Overall enrollment: 20,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:
  • Genres: Rap/Hip Hop • Rock


North Harris College | Music Department

  • 2700 WW Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073
  • (281) 765-7812 (281) 618-5400
  • Jeff Gleason, Chair/Music/Dance • Brack May, Professor of Music • Dave Faber, Professor of Music • Gary Liebest, Dean of Visual/Applied and Performing Arts
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1979
    • Undergraduate students: 475
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 20
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 66
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships are available for music majors and participants in ensembles (by audition).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Jeff Gleason 281-618-5644
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • North Harris College Music Department offers an Associate in Arts in Music which is fully transferable to a four-year university. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students campus wide, the Music Department provides students and community members in the North Houston area a wide variety of classes and ensembles in which to participate. The Department has digital pianos, and a new Macintosh computer lab.
  • Performance opportunities include Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Community Jazz Ensemble, Community Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, Concert Choir, Pop Singers, and Steel Drum Band.
  • Performing Arts Theatre is the on-campus concert hall, seating 350. Contact Brandi Hargrove at 281-618-7115.
  • Overall enrollment: 11,500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $768
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz • Rock


Rice University | Shepherd School of Music

  • P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892
  • (713) 348-4854 (713) 348-4347
  • Robert Yekovich, Dean • Gary Smith, Associate Dean • Geoffrey Scott, Director of Music Admissions
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1976
    • Undergraduate students: 116
    • Graduate students: 134
    • Doctoral students: 39
    • Full-time professors: 43
    • Part-time instructors: 19
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 6:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 120
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Geoffrey Scott at (713) 348-3032.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: NA
  • Degree programs within Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music include the four-year Bachelor of Music and the two-year Master of Music in performance, composition, conducting and music history. In addition, the Shepherd School also offers a two-year post-masters Artist Diploma in select areas of performance and orchestral conducting. The Doctor of Musical Arts degree program is offered in composition and selected areas of performance.
  • Performance opportunities include include the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, Campanile Orchestra, and Rice Chorale.
  • Performance facilities include the Stude Concert Hall, Duncan Recital Hall, Wortham Opera Theatre, and Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall; contact the Concert Manager at (713) 348-4933.
  • Overall enrollment: 5,760
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $33,120
  • Genre: Classical


San Jacinto College North Campus | Music Department

  • 5800 Uvalde Road, Houston, TX 77049
  • (281) 458-4050 ext. 7228 (281) 458-4050
  • Eric Late, Department Chair • Edgar Moore, Professor • Carol Morgan, Professor • Randy Snyder, Professor
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1976
    • Undergraduate students: 20
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 8
    • Student-Teacher ratio: NA
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 66
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships available include music major and ensemble participation awards.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Randy Snyder (281) 458-4050 ext. 7228
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • San Jacinto College North Campus offers an Associate of Art in Music which enables full transfer to a four-year university. Facilities include a brand new Fine Arts building with a 350 seat state of the art auditorium, an elegant choir room and recital hall, band rehearsal hall and MIDI lab with Macintosh computers and a digital piano lab for course work in traditional music.
  • Performance opportunities include Jazz Ensemble, College Choir, Chamber Singers, Concert Band and Jazz Combo
  • Overall enrollment: 5,300
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,906


San Jacinto College South Campus

  • 13735 Beamer Road, Houston, TX 77089-6099
  • (281) 929-4643 (281) 484-1900
  • Lynne Brandt, Lead Faculty Music • Loura de los Santos, Fine Arts Administrative Assistant
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students: 0
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors:
    • 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
  • Band and choir scholarships are available.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: NA
  • The San Jacinto College District serves six member public school districts and a population of more than 360,000 in communities north and south of the Houston Ship Channel. As a comprehensive community college, San Jacinto College offers a broad range of academic, technical, customized and non-credit courses. Located in east Harris County, San Jacinto College offers educational opportunities at three full-service campuses and six extension centers. The Central campus, located at the junction of the cities of Pasadena, Deer Park, and La Porte was established in 1961. The North campus serves a population of 171,000 residents in 158 square miles in the North Channel area. The South campus is located in close proximity to NASA and the aerospace industry, the University of Houston-Clear Lake and large medical facilities. In addition, there are extension centers in Clear Lake, Galena Park, Channelview, and Sheldon.
  • Overall enrollment: NA
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,906


Texas Southern University | Department of Fine Arts

  • 3100 Cleburne, Rollins-Stewart Music Building, No. 112, Houston, TX 77004
  • (713) 313-7337 (713) 313-7011
  • Dianne Jemison-Pollard, Chairperson/Professor • Dr. Betty Cox is Interim Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences • Richard Lee, Music Coordinator • Richard Lee, Director of Bands
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1947
    • Undergraduate students: 175
    • Graduate students: 5
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 13
    • Part-time instructors: 10
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 12:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 123
    • (within major: 44;
    • within minor: 21)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships include the Ruthabel Rollins Music Scholarship, General Academic Scholarship, Charles P. Rhinehart Piano Scholarship, Fine Arts Alumni Scholarship, Jack C. Bradley String Scholarship, Choir Scholarship, Jazz Studies Scholarship, Band Scholorship
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Jason Obyat (713) 313-7263.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Since the founding of Texas Southern University in 1947, the Department of Fine Arts has been a vital force in developing musicians throughout the nation. For more than 57 years, music graduates have distinguished themselves through national recognition and service in the local communities. With an enrollment of more than 175 majors, the music division offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music with specializations in Performance, Composition and Music History, Jazz studies for a BA degree, and a Masters of Arts in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Music. Certification in all areas is available.
  • Performance opportunities include the University Band (250members), Concert Choir (40 members), University Jazz Ensemble (20 members), University Jazz Big Band (35 members), Opera Workshop (25 members), and Orchestra (20 members).
  • Performance facilities include the Rhinehart Music Auditorium (300 seats) and Sawyer Auditorium (1,800 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 9,600
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: 2,700


University of Houston | Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music

  • 120 School of Music Building, Houston, TX 77204-4017
  • (713) 743-3009 (713) 743-3294
  • Dr. Andrew Davis, Director • Dr. Lynn Lamkin, Associate Director • Dr.Steven Craig, Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1935
    • Undergraduate students: 413
    • Graduate students: 89
    • Doctoral students: 61
    • Full-time professors: 50
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 120
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Funding for merit-based music scholarships is provided by the C.W. Moores Fellowship, the Winifred and Maurice Hirsch Memorial Scholarship endowment, and 30 additional endowed scholarships. In addition, various academic scholarships are available through the university.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Erin Doty at (713) 743-5934.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • The Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music at the University of Houston offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Music degree in Performance; BM with majors in Composition, Music Theory or Elective Studies in Music Marketing, Religion, or all-level Teacher Certification; a Master of Music degree with majors in Music Education, Applied Music, Music Theory, Musicology, Pedagogy, Composition, and Accompanying; and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Music Education. The school has 550-600 music majors and 1,000 non-major students who take music classes and participate in ensembles. The school boasts an internationally distinguished faculty, outstanding programs, and a city rich with major arts organizations and music activities that offers unique educational and cultural opportunities. Special projects include the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival, an international summer orchestral program for outstanding performers that is presented in association with the International Piano Festival held each February.
  • Performance opportunities include the Moores Opera Theatre (Buck Ross, Director, 713-743-3162), Wind Ensembles and Marching Band (David Bertman, Director of Bands, 713-743-3175), Moores School Symphony Orchestra (Franz Krager, Director, 713-743-3189), Choral Ensembles (Rob Smith, Director, 713-743-3163), Jazz Ensembles (Noe Mamolejo, Director, 713-743-3191), and Collegium Musicum (Matthew Dirst, Director, 713-743-3150).
  • Performance facilities include the Dudley Recital Hall (288 seats; 713-743-3009); Cullen Performance Hall (1,600 seats; 713-743-5191); Moores Opera House (800 seats; 713-743-3009).
  • Overall enrollment: 37,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $4,500
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


University of St. Thomas | Music Department

  • 3800 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006
  • (713) 525-3560 (713) 522-7911
  • Glenn Garrido, Chair • John W. Starner, Dean of Arts and Sciences • Ann C Harlan, Administrative Assistant
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1960
    • Undergraduate students: 30
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 14
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 126
    • (within major: 42;
    • within minor: 19)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • More than $60,000 in scholarships are available each year including the Valasek Scholarship, the McDonald Foundation Scholarship, the McCullough Foundation Scholarship, and more.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Thomas Crow at (713) 525-3560.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • The Music Department at the University of St. Thomas offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Music Education through which an elementary or all-level teaching certificate can be obtained. Among the distinguished faculty are Thomas Borling, a well-known jazz performer and the jazz ensemble's director; Patti Spain, Artist in Residence, a renowned Renaissance and Baroque music performer and voice professor; and Ann Fairbanks, a nationally known flutist and professor of music history and flute, as well as the director of the Chamber Music Ensemble. Recording studios and a fully equipped MIDI lab are available to students.
  • Performance opportunities include the University Singers, Pop Singers, Kantorei, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and String & Woodwind Ensemble.
  • Performance facility is Cullen Hall. Seating capacity: 168. Thomas J. Crow (713) 525-3560.
  • Overall enrollment: 2,800
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $12,500.00



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