Laredo - Texas Music Education Primer


Number of TMEP Listings: 2

City: Laredo

Laredo Community College | Performing Arts

  • West End Washington Street, Laredo, TX 78040
  • (956) 721-5330 (956) 722-0521
  • Matthew Adams, Chair; Phil Worley, Dean of Arts and Humanities; Dr. Juan L. Maldonado, President
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1978
    • Undergraduate students: 89
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 9
    • Part-time instructors: 9
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 25:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 66
    • (within major: 24;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships are available for ensemble participation.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Joseph Crabtree at (956) 721-5216
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music; Texas Association of Music Schools; Texas Music Educators Association
  • Laredo Community College offers a two-year program in music for transferable hours to a four-year music program. Concentrations include Music Literature, Aural Training (computer-assisted), Theory, and Applied Music courses.
  • Performance opportunities include the Civic Symphony (35 members), Choir (15 members), Opera Workshop (15 members), Guitar Ensemble (15 members), Spanish Traditional Group (35 members), and Showband (15 members), Mariachi (15 members), String Chamber Group (10 members), Dance Groups (45 members).
  • Performance facilities include the Arena Theater, Kazen College Center and the Import/Export Center and the Martinez Fine Arts Theatre.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:
  • Classical, Mariachi


Texas A&M International University | Department of Fine and Performing Arts

  • 5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900
  • (956) 326-2649 (956) 326-2001
  • Bede Leyendecker, Chair; Brendan Townsend, Assistant Professor of Music; Dr. James Moyer, Director of Bands; Dr. Thomas R. Mitchell, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 2002
    • Undergraduate students: 85
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 8
    • Part-time instructors: 10
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: 135;
    • within minor: 21)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Performance and Academic Achievement in the Fine Arts Scholarship available. Application and audition required. The Department of Fine & Performing Arts offers limited scholarships to outstanding students who consistently show their dedication to their studies and the department. These scholarships are awarded each semester (funds permitting) based on merit and recommendation of faculty.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Ms. Bede Leyendecker (956) 326-2649
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Texas Association of Music Schools; Texas Music Education Association
  • The degree plans include: courses in ensemble, applied study, music theory, aural training, music history, music literature, piano proficiency component, and performance studies. Dedicated to providing a well-rounded education, students must take courses (TAMIU Core Curriculum) in the Visual and Performing Arts, History, Natural Science, Communication, Mathematics, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, Political Science, and Wellness. Students will also be afforded the opportunity to participate in, as well as compete in, a variety of music festivals, clinics, and conferences and have the opportunity to experience professional concerts, recitals, theatrical productions and lectures sponsored by the University and presented by fellow students, faculty, and guest artists/scholars.
  • Chamber Orchestra- Brendan Townsend (956) 326-3039; Symphonic Band- Dr. James Moyer james.moyer@tamiu.edu
  • Fine Arts Recital Hall, capacity 817. Contact Aldaberto Chavarria (956) 326-3078.
  • Overall enrollment: 7,200
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $7,990
  • Classical, Jazz, Regional Mexican



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