Levelland - Texas Music Education Primer


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City: Levelland

South Plains College | Creative Arts Department

  • 1401 South College Avenue, Levelland, TX 79336-6595
  • (806) 894-9611 ext. 2280 (806) 894-9611 ext. 2276
  • Stuart Moody, Chairman of Creative Arts Department; Chris Hudgins, Creative Arts Departmental coordinator; Brent Wheeler, Director of Guitar Studies; Rob Blair, Dean Of Technical Education
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1975
    • Undergraduate students: 543
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 25
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarship amounts range from $100 to $500 per semester, depending on available funds. To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by the March 1 deadline. Applicants must indicate their intended major area of study on the scholarship application in order to be considered for these scholarships. Some programs require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores with the application as required for college-wide scholarships. Applications are screened by a departmental scholarship committee. All scholarship awards are subject to availability of funds.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Mickey Vasquez (Commercial Music), Stuart Moody (Sound Technology), Tom Stalcup (Video Production Technology), (806) 894-9611
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Country Music Association; International Bluegrass Music Association; Texas Junior College Association
  • The Creative Arts Department at South Plains College offers four unique programs for the entertainment industry. The Commercial Music program offers training for instrumentalists and vocalists who plan to work in the professional entertainment field. The Sound Technology program provides training for students who want to be recording engineers, studio producers, and sound reinforcement technicians. The Sound Technology program features state-of-the-art recording studios which enable the students to gain hands-on training in high-quality audio and audio-for-video productions. Studios include the Tom T. Hall Production Studio, Waylon Jennings Studio, and Redd Stewart Television Studio. The Video Production Technology program trains students for all aspects of public entertainment events. Students in this program receive in-depth training in television production, lighting, sound reinforcement, and stage craft. The Design Communication program trains students for all aspects of modern visual design, both for the Internet and for print. South Plains College is also known for their Bluegrass instruction and holds a Bluegrass camp each year. The Commercial Music Program offers comprehensive training and instruction in all styles of popular music.
  • Performance opportunities are numerous; all styles including country, rock, jazz, Tejano, gospel, etc. Music Education/Performance (Major Code - 1005) Requires Audition. Contact Fine Arts Department. Fred and Bettye Harris Fine Arts Scholarship Helen DeVitt Jones Scholarship Cynthia Caswell Blessen Memorial Scholarship Wilburn and Helen Wheeler Band Scholarship Harley and Anne Bulls Fine Arts Scholarship
  • Performance facility is the Tom T. Hall Production Studio (200 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 10,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA
  • Country, Rock



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