Colleges and Universities in Austin Area

 

Number of Listings: 15


Art Institute of Austin, Media Arts

  • 101 West Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78728
  • (512) 691-4913 (866) 583-7952
  • Mark Sarisky, Academic Department Director for Audio Production • Thomas W. Newsom, President • Mara Guzman, Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 2008
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • There are general scholarships available to students, but no specific scholarships for audio production or media arts degrees.
  • The Art Institute of Austin is a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. Both schools are part of The Art Institutes, a system of more than 40 schools across North America. The Art Institutes system has provided career-oriented education programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts for more than 35 years. The Art Institute of Austin offers a Bachelor of Science in audio production and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in media arts and animation.
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Austin Community College | Music Business, Performance and Technology

  • 11928 Stonehollow Drive, Austin, TX 78758-3101
  • (512) 223-4780 (512) 223-4004
  • Geoffrey Schulman, Professor & Department Chair • Joy Opp, Administrative Assistant • Shih-Yu Hwang, Administrative Assistant • Gary Hampton, Dean
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1990
    • Undergraduate students: 500
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors: 13
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 63
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The music department of Austin Community College offers the following scholarships: Austin Classical Guitar Society Scholarship ($2,500) and the Tom Pittman Scholarship (varies).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Financial Aid Office at (512) 223-4734
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Austin Community College offers a two-year program to attain an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Commercial Music Management. Courses include: Survey of the Music Business, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, Audio Engineering I, II, III and IV, Concert Promotion and Venue Management, Music Publishing, MIDI I, and II. The Record Industry Synthesis I and II, Live Music and Talent Management, Internship, Student Initiated Project, Commercial Music Theory, History of Popular Music, Songwriting, Commercial Music Ensembles, Remixing, Guitar Performance in Contemporary Music, Acoustics and Live Performance Presentation. Instructors include: Geoffrey Schulman, Scott Cain, Dan Childers, Russell Scanlon, Robert Skiles, Buck McKinney, Tim Ditmar, Jean Spivey, Joe McDermott, Andre Moran, Francis Preve, Mark Wilson and Casey Monahan.
  • Performance opportunities include ensembles include rock, improvisation, and jazz. Each ensemble consists of 10 students.
  • Overall enrollment: 30,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA
  • Genres: Jazz • Rap/Hip Hop • Rock


Center for Music Learning, The University of Texas

  • 1 University Station E3100, Austin, TX 78712
  • (512) 471-0363
  • Robert Duke, Director
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students:
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    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • The purpose of the Center for Music Learning is to investigate the processes of human skill development, integrating the results of systematic research from multiple disciplines with effective practices in music performance and pedagogy. By bringing together expert teachers, performers, composers, psychologists, neuroscientists, and physiologists, the work of the Center encompasses the fundamental dimensions of human learning. Our goal is to inform the design of curricula, the implementation of instruction, and the assessment of learning, all premised on a deep understanding of cognitive-, perceptual-, and motor-skill development, and the shaping of attitudes and emotions that are a part of every meaningful learning experience. The applications of our work promise not only to improve the quality of music instruction but to change fundamentally the ways that music is taught at all levels of study—in elementary and secondary education, in the studios of private teachers, and in colleges and conservatories—toward the development of individuals who are musically knowledgeable, literate, skillful, and confident, and who take pleasure in their experiences with music.
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Concordia University Austin | Music Department

  • 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, TX 78726-1887
  • (512) 486-1167 (512) 486-2000
  • Dr. Patricia Burnham, Director of Programs in Music / Assistant Professor of Music • Prof. Joshua Chai, Director of Choral Activities / Director of DPM Program / Assistant Professor of Music
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1926
    • Undergraduate students: 15
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 7
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 12:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 128
    • (within major: 55;
    • within minor: 24)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships available include: The Leo & Thelma Gastler Music Scholarship ($3,000); The Leo & Thelma Gastler Distinguished Music Student Scholarship (1/2 of full-time tuition); The Julia Krumm Aspiring Organist Scholarships ($3,000); The Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Bolland and Katherine Bolland Church Music Scholarships ($3,000); The Marilyn Bauer Erickson Memorial Scholarship ($500); Presidential Award in Choir (amount varies).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Patricia Burnham (512) 313-5424
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Concordia University is a small private Lutheran university that places special emphasis on education for teachers and church musicians. We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (vocal), and Music Ministry with a concentration in voice, guitar, instrumental, piano and organ. We also offer minors in all areas and a Worship and Arts minor. Brian L. Trittin, DMA is Music Department Head.
  • Performance opportunities include the University Choir, Early Music Consort, Chapel Choir Ensemble, Handbell Choir, Wind Ensemble, Contemporary Music Group; and various instrumental ensembles. Concordia sponsors the Austin Children's Choir, a 90-member choir of children from Austin area schools.
  • Performance facility is the Schroeder Performance Hall (250 seats; Charolette McConnell, Director 512-486-1175).
  • Overall enrollment: 1,100
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $25,160


Huston-Tillotson University | Department of Music

  • 900 Chicon Street, Austin, TX 78702
  • (512) 505-3121 (512) 505-3000
  • Gloria Quinlan, Music Department Head • Dr. Rosalee Martin, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1875
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 120
    • (within major: 48;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The Endowed Scholarships available are: The Adams-Bertrand and Waters Endowed. Other music performance (vocal and instrumental) scholarships are awarded of various amounts based on the recommendation of music faculty.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Financial Aid (512) 505-3028
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association • Texas Music Educators Conference
  • Huston-Tillotson University offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts, along with a specialized all-levels program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. The objectives of the music program are to represent the University by giving public concerts providing music training for teachers in public and private schools. Admission to the program requires an audition in the student's principal applied subject. We are also a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Performance opportunities include Concert Choir (Dr. Gloria Quinlan, 512-505-3120), piano (Dr. Stephen Burnaman, 512-505-3119) and classical guitar (Mr. Klondike Steadman 512-505-3120).
  • Performance facilities include King-Seabrook Chapel, Mary E. Branch Auditorium, and Agard-Lovinggood Lecture Hall; for more information contact Fred Lopez (512) 505-3016.
  • Overall enrollment: 650
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $14,000
  • Genre: Jazz


MediaTech Institute of Austin

  • 4719 South Congress, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78745
  • (512) 447-2002
  • Ashley Whitaker, Director • Cameron Rogers, Admissions Representative • Audrey Nieto, Financial Aid Advisor • Lauren Sands, Student Services
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1980
    • Undergraduate students: 150
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 7
    • Part-time instructors: 10
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: no
  • No scholarships are available through the school.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Cam Rogers (512) 447-2002
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: ASCAP • BMI
  • Mediatech Institute offers diploma and certification programs in Audio Engineering & Studio Techniques, Producing & Songwriting, Music Business Administration, TV & Film Soundtrack Production, Live Sound Reinforcement, and Multimedia Production. With Schools located in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, you get immediate hands-on training in world-class studios.
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St. Edward's University | Music Department

  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, CM No.1039, Austin, TX 78704
  • (512) 428-1297 (512) 448-8400
  • Michael McKelvey, Head of Music Department
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1885
    • Undergraduate students: 140
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 6
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 1:12
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • St. Edward's University Music Department offers a music minor for piano, voice, theory and instrumental. The Madrigal Chamber Choir and The University Chorale are concert choirs. The Omni Singers is a pop choir. Also active are two jazz bands, chamber ensemble and community orchestra. A jazz ensemble and Omni singers are conducted by Pamela Stout. Both give three to four major performances a year, 2 each semester.
  • Hilltoppers Chorale is directed by Brother Gerald Muller (512) 448-8670. A jazz ensemble and Omni singers are conducted by Pamela Stout (512) 301-0576. Mariachi Alas de Oro
  • Performance facilities include the Jones Auditorium and the Ragsdale Student Center (seating 252). Contact the director at: (512) 448-8796.
  • Overall enrollment: 5,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA
  • Genre: Classical


St. Edward's University | Digital Media Management

  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
  • (512) 428-1220 (512) 448-8400
  • Russell Rains, Director • Marsha Kelliher, Dean for School of Management
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 2005
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • The internationally recognized and award winning MBA in Digital Media Management is designed for highly motivated students who would like to focus their full-time efforts on pursuing a unique graduate business degree that creates a new type of manager able to function at the intersection of the digital creative arts, business and technology. There are five semesters during this daytime MBA comprised of 54 hours of course credits. In year one, the emphasis is on core MBA disciplines and is followed by the summer internship. The concentration, digital media management, is the focus of year two culminating in a comprehensive Capstone project in which teams provide business consulting services to a digital media entity. This special MBA lays a foundation that prepares students for careers not only in the entertainment industry [film, music and video games], but also in social media and other digital media areas connected to the digital distribution of all media, goods and services.
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University of Texas at Austin | Center for American Music

  • 1 University Station, E-3100, Austin, TX 78712-0435
  • (512) 471-0777
  • James Buhler, Director of the Center • David Neumeyer, Chair of the Governing Board
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors:
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: no
  • The mission of the Center for American Music is to advance the teaching, scholarship, and performance of American music from all traditions, including concert, folk, and popular music. In keeping with the richness and diversity of the United States itself, we attend to the multiplicity of music in America through research, educational, and performance programs of the highest quality directed to those who love American music. The Center will contribute to initiatives sponsored by the School of Music, most notably the creation of new programs in recording technology, and of a UT recording label. Our Center draws upon the University’s exceptional programs in American history and American studies, unique archival collections, and superb general library system. Whether you are a student, music professional, educator, or curious listener, the Center for American Music offers something of interest and value as we explore the varied experiences of music in America.
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University of Texas at Austin | Butler School of Music

  • 2406 Robert Dedman Drive, E3100, Austin, TX 78712-1555
  • (512) 471-7764 (512) 471-3157
  • Mary Poole, Director • Jeff Hellmer, Jazz Studies • Douglas Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1938
    • Undergraduate students: 389
    • Graduate students: 145
    • Doctoral students: 177
    • Full-time professors: 80
    • Part-time instructors: 20
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 128
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students on a competitive basis. Teaching assistantships are available to graduate students.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Anne Hall at (512) 232-2054
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Music Educators National Conference • National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Theory / Composition, Jazz and Music Studies. Graduate degrees: Master of Music in Performance (Conducting and Opera), Literature/Pedagogy, Music Theory, Music Composition, Music and Human Learning, Jazz, Musicology/Ethnomusicology; Doctor of Music Arts in Conducting, Performance, Music and Human Learning; Ph.D. in Theory, Music Composition, Musicology/Ethnomusicology. Courses offered in recording, music business, and MIDI techniques. Affiliations: Music Teachers National Association, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Texas Music Educator Association. Audition dates: January 19, January 26, February 2; February 23 - graduates only. Admission deadlines: Summer 2013 or Fall 2013- undergraduate freshmen; December 1; undergraduate transfers: March 1. Contacts: Undergraduate Office (512) 471-0508; Graduate Office (512) 471-0799. Butler School of Music applications must be received by audition deadlines listed on the Butler School of Music application to guarantee your audition date. No applications requests for auditions or audition tapes or Cds will be accepted after January 1.
  • Performance opportunities include the Chamber Singers, University Chorus, Women's Chorus, Longhorn Singers, Concert Chorale (J. Morrow, Director of Choral Ensembles, (512) 471-0806), UT Symphony Orchestra and UT Wind Ensemble (J. Junkin, Director, (512)471-0386), Symphony Band and Longhorn Band (both directed by R. Carnochan, (512) 471-4093); Jazz Ensembles (J. Hellmer, Director, (512) 471-0744), the New Music Ensemble (D. Welcher, Director, (512) 471-0821), and the Butler Opera Center (R. DeSimone, Director, (512)471-9408).
  • Performance facilities include Bates Recital Hall (700 seats), Bass Concert Hall (3,000 seats), McCullough Theatre (450 seats), Jessen Auditorium (350 seats) and a Recital Studio (185 seats); for more information, contact the Scheduling Office at (512) 232-6290 or (512) 471-0854
  • Overall enrollment: 51,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $9,418
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


University of Texas at Austin | College of Communication | Department of Radio-TV-Film

  • 1 University Station A0800, Austin, TX 78712-0108
  • (512) 471-4071 (512) 471-4077
  • Karen Gustafson, Program Manager • Michelle Monk, Department Administrator • Bert Hergistad, Office Manager
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1965
    • Undergraduate students: 874
    • Graduate students: 102
    • Doctoral students: 60
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors: 24
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed:
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The College of Communication offers the following scholarships to Radio-TV-Film majors: Gregory Dalton Drago "Spirit of Life" Endowed Memorial Scholarship; J. L. Fly Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Communication; Paul Pierre Standifer Endowed Scholarship in Film Production; Randy Kelleher Endowed Scholarship in Film; Sol Taishoff Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Broadcasting; The Entertainment Partners Scholarship for Production Excellence; Warren E. Skaaren Endowed Presidential Scholarship; and the Todd Milam Schulze Scholarship in Screenwriting. The college of communication also offers the Wofford Denius Music Industry Internship Grant Program, which awards $8,000 for a summer internship in music.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Lauren Brown (512) 232-9333
  • The Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin offers a broad range of courses in the media arts leading to the Bachelor of Science, Master of Fine Arts, Master's and Ph.D. degrees. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 programs in the country, it is one of the few departments offering degrees in both practical and theoretical areas -- i.e., in both media production and media studies. There are currently approximately 900 undergraduate students, 160 total graduate students in the Department. There are 28 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, with approximately 25 part-time adjunct faculty hired each semester.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:
  • Genres: Pop • Punk


Southwestern University | Music Department

  • P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX 78627-0770
  • (512) 863-1504 (512) 863-6511
  • Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Chairman • Dr. Paul Gaffney, Dean of Fine Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students: 50
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 9
    • Part-time instructors: 20
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 122
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships are available by audition. Scholarships for Music majors are $3500, $5000, $7500, and $10,000. Performance Awards for non-music majors are $2500. Scholarships are renewable annually for up to four years.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: For scholarship information, please call (512) 863-1379.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Southwestern University is a four-year liberal arts university. The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music with concentrations in Performance, Theory, Literature, Music Education, Music Technology, and Sacred Music. Southwestern University's faculty consists of professionally active performers who are dedicated to teaching in a liberal arts setting.
  • Performance opportunities include the Chamber Orchestra (35 members; Lois Ferrari 512-863-1354), the Chorale (45 members; Keneth Shepard 512-863-1358), Jazz Band (16 members; Lois Ferrari 512-863-1354), Southwestern Singers (50 members; Keneth Shepard 512-863-1358), Wind Ensemble (50 members; Lois Ferrari 512-863-1354), Opera Theatre (12 members; Bruce Cain 512-863-1366).
  • Performance facility is the Alma Thomas Theater (770 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 1,200
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $23,650


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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