Colleges and Universities in San Marcos

 

Number of Listings: 3


Texas State University | Center for Texas Music History

  • The Center for Texas Music History, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • (512) 245-3749 (512) 245-2185
  • Gary Hartman, Director • Kathleen O'Keefe, Director of Programs
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1999
    • Undergraduate students: 0
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 4
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: NA
  • Center for Texas Music History (formerly the Institute for the History of Texas Music): Established in 1999 at Texas State University in San Marcos, the Center's primary goal is to help students and the general public better understand how music reflects the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage of the American Southwest. Through a variety of activities and projects, the Center strives to increase awareness and appreciation for the important role music plays in shaping and reflecting the historical development of American society. Headquartered in the university's History Department, the Center offers graduate and undergraduate-level courses on the musical history of Texas and the Southwest. In these courses, students examine the many different ethnic musical influences involved in the development of the region, including Hispanic, Anglo, African-American, Irish, German, Polish, Czech, French, and others. The Center publishes the Journal of Texas Music History, the first academic journal to focus on the entire spectrum of Southwestern music history, and works with museum's archives, public schools, and other to organize exhibits and educational programs related to Texas music history. Visit us at http://www.txstate.edu/ctmh.
  • Students also look at how other social, economic, and political factors have helped shape the region, its people, and its music, as well as how Texas and the Southwest have made important contributions to larger American musical idioms. The Center has worked with the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, public schools, and others to organize exhibits, musical performances, and other educational programs. The Center also is involved in collecting archival materials related to Texas music history. These materials have been added to the larger Texas music collection housed within SWT's Southwestern Writer's Collection.
  • Overall enrollment: NA
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA


Texas State University | School of Recording Arts

  • 224 North Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • (512) 245-8451
  • Mark C. Erickson, Director of Recording Arts • Mark Erickson, Assosiate Professor • Gary Hickinbotham, Engineer • Dr. Thomas Clark, Director of School of Music • Michele Ortegon, Administrative Assistant
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1920
    • Undergraduate students: 66
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors: 1
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: no
  • Scholarships are available only through the School of Music and the university.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Audio Engineering Society • National Association of Schools of Music • Society of Professional Audio Recording Services
  • Texas State University in San Marcos is the only university in Texas, or the entire southwest, to offer a baccalaureate degree in sound recording technology. In addition to participating in commercial recording sessions SRT majors have access to several computer labs, digital editing stations, electronic music labs, and well-equipped audio labs where they work on projects typical of those confronting professional audio engineers. Areas of study include: linear and non-linear live studio and remote multitrack recording, production, editing, mixing, mastering, SMPTE synchronization, MIDI programming and sequencing, electronics, acoustics, computer programming, multimedia, and audio for video. The SRT program is comprehensive and demanding, with a challenging curriculum. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Music with an emphasis in Sound Recording Technology. The program's size is limited. Usually about 15-16 students are admitted annually. Since admission to this program is highly competitive, only the most qualified applicants are accepted. Program applicants must play a musical instrument (or sing), possess significant musical abilities and well-developed aural skills, and demonstrate competencies including the ability to complete calculus and other technical courses. Basic computer literacy is essential. In addition, familiarity with electronics and musical composition is highly recommended.
  • Overall enrollment: 29,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $7,000
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz • Mariachi


Texas State University | School of Music

  • San Marcos, TX 78666
  • (512) 245-2651
  • Dr. Thomas Clark, Director, School of Music
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1920
    • Undergraduate students: 575
    • Graduate students: 85
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 56
    • Part-time instructors: 35
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 30:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 120-132
    • (within major: 45-96;
    • within minor: 18-24)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Numerous scholarships are available in various areas and amounts. An audition is required to be considered for all scholarships.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Audio Engineering Society • National Association of Schools of Music • Organization of American Kodály Educators. • Society of Professional Audio Recording Services
  • Texas State University School of Music offers a comprehensive program that provides a challenging and positive educational environment for today's musicians. Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in music education and performance (classical and jazz). Texas State University is the only university in the state to offer a Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording Technology. They also operate the Fire Station Studios, a recording facility housing both analog and digital 24-tracks, an automated console, and numerous professional microphones and outboard devices. Students participate in commercial recording sessions and have access to a computer lab and electronic music lab. Also offered is a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music which provides a general music education with a broad liberal arts emphasis. Graduate degrees offered are a Master of Music in Music Education (concentrations: Choral, General, Instrumental, Kodály, and Latin) and a Master of Music (concentrations: Brass, Guitar, Jazz, Keyboard, Latin, Percussion, String, Voice, or Woodwind Performance, Choral or Instrumental Conducting, Composition, Music History / Literature, or Music Theory). An audition is required for acceptance to the School of Music for all music degrees.
  • Performance opportunities include the Bobcat Marching Band, Basketball Band and Symphonic Winds (Dr. Kyle Glaser, director (512) 245-3402), Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony (Dr. Caroline Beatty, director (512) 245-2485), Concert Band (Mr. Matthew Holzner, director (512) 245-3045), Jazz Ensembles (Dr. Keith Winking, coordinator (512) 245-3020), Chorale (Dr. Joey Martin, director (512) 245-3830), University Singers (Dr. Jonathan Babcock, director (512) 245-4553), Women's Choir (Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, director (512) 245-2194), Men's Choir and VocaLibre (Craig Aamot, director (512) 245-3396). Latin Music including Mariachi and Salsa ensembles (John Lopez, director (512) 245-7401), and the Panorama Steel Band (Genaro Gonzalez, director (512) 245-3403).
  • Performance facilities include the new Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (318 seats), the Music Building Recital Hall (149 seats), Evans Auditorium (960 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 36739
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $4,758.20/semester
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz • Latin/Spanish



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