Kilgore - Texas Music Education Primer


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Kilgore College | Department of Music and Dance

  • 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662
  • (903) 983-8121 (903) 984-8531
  • Jeanne Johnson, Chair of Music and Dance; Dr. Richard Harrison, Dean of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1935
    • Undergraduate students: 700
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 6
    • Part-time instructors: 22
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 66
    • (within major: 31;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Performance scholarships are available for choir, vocal, piano, band, and strings.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Jeanne Johnson at (903) 983-8121.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Texas Association of Music Schools; Texas Music Educators Association
  • Kilgore College is a public community college located in the East Texas Oilfield. With a strong history of emphasis in the arts, Kilgore College offers an Associate of Music degree as well as an Associate of Arts degree in music. The student-teacher ratio in music classes at KC is approximately 15:1, small enough so that individual attention can be paid to each student. Kilgore College offers ensembles including the KC Chorale, KC Connection, East Texas Community Chorus, Ranger Band/Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop Combo and two Keyboard Orchestras. The department hosts multiple fine arts events in the Van Cliburn Auditorium, seating 270, and the Dodson Auditorium, seating 1500.
  • Kilgore College offers opportunities to perform in 12 different ensembles in places such as New York, Europe, and Mexico. These ensembles include the Wind Symphony (60 members), Concert Band (45 members), Jazz Ensemble (20 members), Brass Ensemble (six members), Woodwind Ensemble (four members), Chamber Ensemble (eight members), Piano Ensemble (six members), Guitar Ensemble (six members), KC Connection (eight members), Chorale (40 members), Music Theatre Ensemble (12 members), and Women's Chorus (18 members).
  • Performance facilities include Dodson Auditorium (1,800 seats) and the Van Cliburn Auditorium (240 seats). Please contact Leah Gorman.
  • Overall enrollment: 5,100
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $31/53 per hour
  • Classical, Jazz



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