Prairie View - Texas Music Education Primer


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City: Prairie View

Prairie View A&M University | Department of Music and Theatre

  • P.O. Box 519 MS 2205, Prairie View, TX 77446-0519
  • (936) 261-3335 (936) 261-3336
  • Dr. Victor E. Hebert, Head; Dr. Danny R. Kelley, Dean/Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences; Arlene Robinson, Administrative Assistant
  • Website link
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1920
    • Undergraduate students: 96
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 10
    • Part-time instructors: 3
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 124
    • (within major: 65;
    • within minor: 19)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Talent scholarships are available for incoming freshman, as well as numerous smaller scholarships in each performance area.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. John Cornelius (936) 261-3309
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools; Texas Music Educators Association; Texas Music Educators Conference
  • The Department of Music and Theatre at Prairie View A&M University offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music in Applied Music (Performance), and Bachelor of Music with EC-12 Certification degrees. A strong emphasis of the department for faculty to provide careful attention to the academic and musical development of each student. The University and department benefits from the close proximity (40 minutes from campus) of Houston Cultural Arts community that includes Symphony, Chorus, Opera, Solo, and Wind Band performances. University Talent, Departmental, and Marching Band Scholarships are available to qualified students. Performing ensembles include the University Chorale, Marching "Storm" Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Basketball Band, and various Chamber ensembles. Outstanding alumni include Brenda Wimberley, Leontyne Price Fellowship Award Winner, Dr. Danny R. Kelley, concert pianist, and Dr. Victor E. Hebert, Head of the Department of Music and Theatre at PVAMU.
  • Performance opportunities include the Concert Choir (75 members; Mrs. Jan Taylor, Director), Brass Ensemble (15 members), Marching Band (250 members), Percussion Ensemble (12 members; Larry E. Jones, Director), Symphonic Band (50 members; Dr. Victor E. Hebert, Director), Jazz Band (20 member; Robert Sanders, Director), Clarinet Choir (Sheila Patterson, Director), and Flute Ensemble (Dr. Wendy I. Bergin, Director).
  • Performance facility is the Hobart Taylor Recital Hall; contact Dr. Victor E. Hebert (936) 261-3336.
  • Overall enrollment: 8,500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $7,000



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