Stephenville - Texas Music Education Primer


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City: Stephenville

Tarleton State University, Department of Fine Arts | Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

  • Box T-0320, Stephenville, TX 76402
  • (254) 968-9245 (254) 968-9240
  • Dr. Teresa Davidian, Head of Department of Fine Arts; Dr. Troy Robertson, Director of Choir; Dr. Anthony Pursell, Director of Bands
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1898
    • Undergraduate students: 116
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors: 12
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 11:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 128
    • (within major: 88;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Academic scholarships for those who excel in piano and music education, civic award scholarships, and music scholarships in band, choir and other music organizations are available. Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Anthony Pursell or Dr. Troy Robertson at (254) 968-9245.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Teresa Davidian (254) 968-9245
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music; Texas Association of Music Schools; Texas Music Educators Association
  • Tarleton offers three undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music with all-level teacher certification, Bachelor of Music in performance, and Bachelor of Arts (with optional emphasis in music business). There is also a completely online graduate degree, the Master of Music in Music Education. All undergraduate music instruction takes place in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center with an auditorium (805 seats), theater (243 seats), large band and choir rehearsal halls, excellent practice rooms, and two computer labs. We require up to 128 degree hours for the two Bachelor of Music degrees, 120 hours for the Bachelor of Arts, and 36 hours for the Master of Music.
  • Performance opportunities include the University Singers, Chamber Singers, Select Women's Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chamber Winds, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I&II, and Marching Band.
  • Contact Lori LaRue (254) 968-9639.
  • Overall enrollment: 10500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $6,479- 12 hours
  • Big Band, Classical, Jazz



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