Colleges and Universities in Northeast Texas

 

Number of Listings: 15


Texas A&M University at Commerce | Department of Music

  • P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429
  • (903) 886-5303 (903) 886-5327
  • Dr. David Scott, Head of Music Department • Dr. Salvatore Attardo, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1889
    • Undergraduate students: 250
    • Graduate students: 15
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 17
    • Part-time instructors: 8
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 139
    • (within major: 58;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Each music department (vocal, instrumental, keyboard) coordinates its own division scholarships. Scholarships range from $250.00 to $1,250.00 by talent and need base.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Department of Music at (903) 886-5303.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: ASCAP • National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Texas A&M University at Commerce offers two undergraduate degrees in music (Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music) and one master degree in music (Master of Music). Teaching certification is available for elementary and secondary school levels. All music students have many opportunities to participate in studio recitals and master classes with their applied teachers as well as nationally recognized guest musicians. All music majors participate in either the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Chorale or University Singers. Placement in any of these ensembles is by audition at the beginning of each semester. Participation in these ensembles is also open to non-music majors by audition. Talent based music scholarships are available in addition to academic merit scholarships from the university. These awards take the form of Performance Scholarships, Housing Scholarships, Work Study, and Basketball Band Scholarships. In the Fall of 2010, the Music Department of Texas A&M-Commerce occupied a new $29 million dollar building. The building features state-of-the-art performance, rehearsal and instruction facilities, including a Concert Hall seating 600, a Recital Hall seating 75, five rehearsal halls, classrooms, piano and electronic music labs, studios and practice rooms.
  • Performance opportunities include two wind ensembles, symphonic band, concert band, university choir, opera, marching band, chorale, chamber singers, and jazz improvisation ensembles. Smaller instrumental and vocal ensembles are organized yearly to give students the opportunity to perform more specialized types of literature.
  • Performance facilities include the University Auditorium (1,200 seats), Finney Concert Hall (600 seats), and a Recital Hall (75 seats)
  • Overall enrollment: 10,500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $2,800


Grayson County College | Music Department

  • 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX 75020
  • (903) 463-8662 (903) 463-8728
  • James Dering, Director of Music Program • Dr. Gill Template of Music Department • John Partin, Dean
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students: 15
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors: 4
    • Student-Teacher ratio: NA
    • 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
  • Grayson County College's Music Department consists of the vocal and instrumental departments. Approximately 75 students are enrolled. Courses include Fundamentals of Music, Ear training, Sight singing, Music appreciation, Music theory, Instruction in writing popular music, Class piano, Class voice, and Musical theater. Performance opportunities include the Grayson Show Choir. We also offer private lessons in voice, organ, piano, and all brass and woodwind instruments. Jill Templet is the primary vocal instructor, and Mike Cantwell is the primary instrumental instructor.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:


North Central Texas College | Music Department

  • 1525 West California Street, Gainesville, TX 76240
  • (940) 668-7731 ext. 382 (940) 668-3318
  • Dr. Michael Linder, Chairman • Dr. Larry Gilbert, Academic Dean
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students: 100
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 6
    • Student-Teacher ratio: NA
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: 32;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • General performance scholarships are available. Auditions and participation in college performing group are required.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Michael Linder (940) 668-7731 ext. 382
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • North Central Texas College is the home of a well developed music department. The College's performing groups are very active and travel throughout the nation and the world. Some performance destinations include France, Canada, Boston and New York.
  • For performance opportunities contact Paul Compton, Director of Instrumental Activities at (940) 668-7731 ext. 454, for jazz band, wind ensemble. College singers and Oratorio Chorus - Dr. Michael Linder ext. 382.
  • Overall enrollment: 6,100
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA
  • Genre: Classical


Jarvis Christian College | Music Department

  • P.O. Box 1470, Hawkins, TX 75765
  • (903) 769-5769 (903) 769-5700
  • Gerald Bieritz, Assistant Professor of Music/Area Coordinator for Fine Arts • Lawrence McCord • Jessie Biles
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1978
    • Undergraduate students: 15
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 0
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 5:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 124
    • (within major: 36;
    • within minor: 24)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Fred Tarpley at (903) 769-5724.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Jarvis Christian College offers a minor in Music.
  • Performance opportunities include the Concert Choir (30 members) and the Jarvis Christian College Ensemble (15 members).
  • Performance facility is the Meyer Auditorium (320 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 600
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $9,035


Kilgore College | Department of Music and Dance

  • 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662
  • (903) 983-8121 (903) 984-8531
  • Jeanne Johnson, Chair of Music and Dance • Dr. Richard Harrison, Dean of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1935
    • Undergraduate students: 700
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 6
    • Part-time instructors: 22
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 66
    • (within major: 31;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Performance scholarships are available for choir, vocal, piano, band, and strings.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Jeanne Johnson at (903) 983-8121.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Kilgore College is a public community college located in the East Texas Oilfield. With a strong history of emphasis in the arts, Kilgore College offers an Associate of Music degree as well as an Associate of Arts degree in music. The student-teacher ratio in music classes at KC is approximately 15:1, small enough so that individual attention can be paid to each student. Kilgore College offers ensembles including the KC Chorale, KC Connection, East Texas Community Chorus, Ranger Band/Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop Combo and two Keyboard Orchestras. The department hosts multiple fine arts events in the Van Cliburn Auditorium, seating 270, and the Dodson Auditorium, seating 1500.
  • Kilgore College offers opportunities to perform in 12 different ensembles in places such as New York, Europe, and Mexico. These ensembles include the Wind Symphony (60 members), Concert Band (45 members), Jazz Ensemble (20 members), Brass Ensemble (six members), Woodwind Ensemble (four members), Chamber Ensemble (eight members), Piano Ensemble (six members), Guitar Ensemble (six members), KC Connection (eight members), Chorale (40 members), Music Theatre Ensemble (12 members), and Women's Chorus (18 members).
  • Performance facilities include Dodson Auditorium (1,800 seats) and the Van Cliburn Auditorium (240 seats). Please contact Leah Gorman.
  • Overall enrollment: 5,100
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $31/53 per hour
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


East Texas Baptist University | Music Department

  • One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670
  • (903) 923-2158
  • Dr. Thomas R. Webster, Dean for School of Fine Arts • Dr. Thomas R. Webster • Pam Purvis, Administrative Secretary
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1912
    • Undergraduate students: 53
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 8
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 7:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 120
    • (within major: 83;
    • within minor: 18)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Music scholarships are available to music majors. These scholarships are highly competitive and require a formal audition process. In order to receive a music scholarship, students must meet all the requirements for admission to the University. These scholarships are awarded for eight consecutive semesters assuming students meet the following criteria: sign and return the scholarship certificate within the time frame indicated, be a music major as indicated by the courses taken with the audition medium being the major performance concentration, earn a grade point average of 3.0 or above in each semester of the major performance concentration commensurate with the requirements of the major, register for applied lessons in the major performance concentration commensurate with the requirements of the major, and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or above for all university study.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Thomas R. Webster (903) 923-2158
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • East Texas Baptist University is a small Christian university with a strong academic focus. Degrees offered include a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (all-level).
  • Performance opportunities include the Concert Band and Marching Band (50) directed by Mr. Mark Crim (903-923-2158, mcrim@etbu.edu), Concert Choir (903-928-2162, jhodges@etbu.edu) directed by Dr. Justin Hodges , Chapel Choir (40) directed by Dr. Justin Hodges, University Singers (20) directed by Dr. Justin Hodges, Handbell Choir (12) directed by Dr. Justin Hodges, Opera Workshop (20) directed by Dr. Virginia Lile Boaz, and Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Doug Lockard. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles are available and conducted by the various members of the instrumental faculty.
  • Performance facilities include the Jenna Guest Music Building, as well as the Mabee Recital Hall (168 seats) and Baker Auditorium (1,500 seats), both furnished with Kawai pianos and recording capabilities. A Steinway 9 foot grand is available in the recital hall.
  • Overall enrollment: 1,300
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $560


Wiley College | Department of Music

  • 711 Wiley Avenue, Marshall, TX 75670
  • (903) 927-3279 (903) 927-3300
  • Dr. T. B. Clayton, Music Department Head • Stephen Hayes, Choral Director • Babette Reid, Professor of Music
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1873
    • Undergraduate students: 18
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 1
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 130
    • (within major: 50;
    • within minor: 33)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Choir and band scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. T.B. Clayton at (903) 927-3279.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Wiley College is an historically Black college founded in 1873 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Our goal is to provide students with a good learning environment that includes music as an essential part. The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts in Piano and Voice and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. In addition to a full range of music education courses, we offer courses in music history and music theory. Wiley College has a long history of maintaining an open door admission policy for students from broad backgrounds. For information on music theory, history, piano, and organ courses, please call Dr. Michael Rudd (903-927-3278); for voice and music education, please call Dr.Truby Clayton (903-927-3279).
  • Performance opportunities include: Wiley College Instrumental (903-927-3282 or 903-927-3309); Concert Band; Wiley College Choir (903-927-3282 or 903-927-3279); Piano and organ.
  • Performance facility is the Hodge Theatre (903/927-3300), and the Pemberton Complex Auditorium.
  • Overall enrollment: 552
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $5,540


Northeast Texas Community College | Music Department

  • P.O. Box 1307, Mount Pleasant, TX 75456
  • (903) 434- 8255 (903) 434-8100
  • Dr. Ron Clinton, Head of Music Department • Delbra Anthony, Secretary for the Humaities Faculty • Herbert Riedel, Vice President of Instruction and Student Development
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1985
    • Undergraduate students: 10
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors: 6
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 71
    • (within major: 22;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Ron Clinton at (903) 572-1911 ext. 258.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: NA
  • The Northeast Texas Community College Music Department offers an Associate of Arts. Only college-level courses may apply toward completion of this curriculum and the graduation requirements for the Associates of Arts degree. Courses include Music Appreciation, Music Ensemble, Piano Class or individual instruction, Music Theory, Ear Training and Sight Singing.
  • Performance opportunities include the Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble.
  • Performance facility is the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts (600 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 1,500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


Stephen F. Austin State University | School of Music

  • P.O. Box 13043 | SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
  • (936) 468-4602 (936) 468-1170
  • Manny Brand, Director • Missy Devine, Administrative Assistant to the Director • Scott LaGraff, Assistant Director of Assessment • Deborah McCarty, Secretary of University Bands
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1923
    • Undergraduate students: 300
    • Graduate students: 50
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 35
    • Part-time instructors: 20
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 135
    • (within major: 70-84;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Young Artist Scholarship; Music Activity Scholarship; Alumni Scholarship
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Ronald Anderson at (409) 468-4602.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Stephen F. Austin University's Department of Music has more than 300 music majors. The Department has 35 faculty members (most with doctorates), each committed to challenging gifted students preparing for a variety of educational and professional opportunities. The choral and instrumental ensembles within the Department have received national recognition and have toured internationally. Large ensemble experiences are balanced with chamber music opportunities in groups such as Chamber Winds, Jazz Ensemble, Madrigal Singers, and numerous quintets and quartets. The department also offers outstanding programs in Opera, Composition and Keyboard. Considered an ideal size, the Department of Music at Stephen F. Austin is capable of offering a full spectrum of musical curricula and experiences while providing much personal attention at the same time.
  • Performance opportunities include the SFA A Cappella Choir (45 voices); Madrigal Singers (12 singers); Concert Choir (60 voices)--all under the direction of Dr. Tim King and Michael Dean; Wind Symphony (40 instrumentalists; Fred J. Allen, director); Symphonic Band (60 instrumentalists) and Concert Band (50 instrumentalists)--both under the direction of David Campo; Orchestra of the Pines (70 instrumentalists; Jeff Jacobsen, director); Lumberjack Marching Band (240 members; David Campo, director) SFA Chamber Orchestra (25 members; Jeff Jacobsen, director) (936) 468-4602.
  • Performance facilities include the Turner Auditorium (1,100 seats; Dr. Richard Berry, Dean, 936-468-2801), SFA Music Recital Hall (150 seats; Dr. Ron Anderson, Chair, 936-468-4602), and the Cole Concert Hall (350).
  • Overall enrollment: 11,435
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,500
  • Genre: Classical


Paris Junior College

  • 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460-6298
  • (903) 782-0341 (903) 785-7661
  • Beth Shelton, Associate Dean • Philip Briggs, Music Instructor • Jennie Vaughan, Music Majors Contact/Performance School Contact
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1950
    • Undergraduate students: 12
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 3
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 14:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 67
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • General performance scholarships are available.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Paris Junior College offers a variety of music majors with an emphasis on keyboard and vocal music, as well as some instrumental music. Paris Junior College sponsors a show choir, chamber singers, chorale and a small instrumental ensemble. Musical theater productions are presented in alternate years. Music fundamentals and the four-semester sequence of harmony, sight-singing, and ear-training classes are offered. Individual instruction is available in piano, organ, voice, woodwinds, and brass.
  • Ensembles include: the PJC Chorale with 45 members - contact Pat Fowzer (903) 782-0343; the PJC Chamber Singers with 20 members - contact Pat Fowzer; Encore! which is PJC's show choir with 22 members.
  • On-campus concert halls include the Karrer Theatre for the Performing Arts with 375 seats - contact Cathey Huey (903) 782-0242; the DeShong Chapel with 100 seats - contact Pat Fowzer (903) 782-0343; and the J. Emory Shaw Recital Hall with 110 seats - contact Jennie Vaughan (903) 782-0341.
  • Overall enrollment: 3,286
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,800
  • Genre: ClassicalMusical Theater, Musical Theater


Austin College | Department of Music

  • 900 North Grand Avenue Suite 61559, Sherman, TX 75090-4440
  • (903) 813-2251 (903) 813-2000
  • Daniel Dominick, Chairman • Wayne Crannell, Choral Ensembles
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students: 25
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors: 9
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 5:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 136
    • (within major: 40;
    • within minor: 20)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Numerous scholarships are available, for majors, minors and participants.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Mr. Daniel Dominick at (903) 813-2251.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • The Music Department curriculum at Austin College is designed to provide cogent experiences with serious music for the general student as well as the music major. Austin College offers a Bachelor of Arts intended primarily to prepare students for graduate work, although it may serve for various immediate occupations in music. Individual instruction in keyboard instruments, voice, strings, woodwinds, and brasses is provided for all music majors and minors and is available to other students when faculty are available.
  • Performance opportunities include the Sherman Symphony Orchestra (Daniel Dominick 903-813-2461), Austin College A Cappella Choir (Wayne Crannell 903-813-2252), Consort, and Chorale (Wayne Crannell), The Greater Texoma Jazz Band (Ricky Duhaime 903-813-2464), Austin College Woodwind and Brass Ensembles (Ricky Duhaime 903-813-2464), and String Chamger Ensemble (Ricky Duhaime 903-813-2462). These various performing organizations are open to all students on the basis of an audition.
  • Performance facilities include Craig Recital Hall (125 seats), Wynne Chapel (700 seats), and the Ida Green Theatre (500 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 1,300
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $22,521.00


Texarkana College | Music Department

  • 2599 North Robison Road, Texarkana, TX 75599
  • (903) 832-5565 ext. 3257 (903) 838-4541
  • Celia Richardson, Coordinator • Michael Cooper, Chairman Humanities Division
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1927
    • Undergraduate students: 40
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio: NA
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Financial Aid is offered each year in band, choir, piano, organ, and instrumental music to students with both outstanding talent and financial need. Further information may be secured from the Chair of the Music Department.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: NA
  • Texarkana Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Music Education, and an Associate of Applied Music. Programs involve classroom instruction, private lessons, and performance groups.
  • Performance opportunities include the Texarkana Regional Chorale.
  • Performance facility is the Stilwell Theatre (255 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 4,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA


Texas College | Department of Music

  • 2404 North Grand Avenue, Tyler, TX 75702
  • (903) 593-8311 ext. 2248 (800) 306-6299
  • Dr. Herbert Coleman, Division Chair • John Samples, Band Director • Lester Artell • Rose M. Coleman
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students: 15
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 2
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 8:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 139
    • (within major: 65;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • TC awards band scholarships and work aid to outstanding bandsmen who are deemed desirable candidates for this aid. The amount of scholarships is determined by the Band Director(s), according to musical ability, cooperation, need and dedication to the total band program.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Texas College offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Music and Music Education.
  • Performance opportunities include the Jazz Ensemble (15 members; John Samples, Director), the Concert Choir (40 members; Anetha Francis, Director) and the Marching Band (John Samples, Director).
  • Performance facility is the Martin Hall Auditorium.
  • Overall enrollment:
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $5,220
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


Tyler Junior College | Music Program

  • P.O. Box 9020, Tyler, TX 75711-9020
  • (903) 510-2505 (903) 510-2214
  • Larry Marta, Department Chair of Music • Alta Gentry, Office Coordinator for Fine and Performing Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1926
    • Undergraduate students: 112
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 13
    • Part-time instructors: 15
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 22:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 62
    • (within major: 35;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships include Performance Grants; Presidential and Deans Scholarships.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Larry Marta (903) 510-2505
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: ASCAP • BMI • SESAC • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association Texas Music Educators Conference Texas Council of the Arts in Education
  • Tyler Junior College is the largest single-campus junior college in the state with an enrollment of more than 11,000 students. We offer an Associate of Art in Music and an Associate of Art in Fine Arts. In addition to regular music classes and applied lessons, Tyler Junior College offers Sound Production Technology courses. Dedicated to giving students individual attention, our instructors are qualified professionals interested in helping students reach their full potential.
  • Performance opportunities include the Apache Band (130 members), Jazz Band (20 members), and Wind Ensemble (40 members)--under the direction of Thomas Mensch III, Thomas McGowan and Heather Mensch (903) 510-2242; A Cappella Choir (50 members)-- under the direction of Cheryl Rogers, (903) 510-2483; and the pop group, Harmony (14 members) and Understanding under the direction of Dr. Cheryl Rogers, (903) 510-2483.
  • Performance facilities include the Wise Auditorium (753 seats) and Jean Browne Theater (200 seats), both supervised by Cheryl Rogers (903) 510-2483.
  • Overall enrollment: 9,500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,200
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


University of Texas at Tyler | School of Performing Arts

  • 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799
  • (903) 566-7450 (903) 566-7388
  • Michael Thrasher, Director • Bonnie Staples, Administrative Assistant • Martin Slann, Dean
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1970
    • Undergraduate students: 52
    • Graduate students: 5
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 8
    • Part-time instructors: 14
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 17:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships are based on audition and application.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Michael Thrasher, (903) 566-7387
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools
  • The faculty at the School of Performing Arts are scholars in their fields who are highly committed to the art of teaching. They place the success of the student as a person and musician as first priority. The assignments and repertoire of our faculty are designed to build competencies for students to be better musicians, careful thinkers, and well-prepared for a successful career. The school offers coursework toward the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students may select an emphasis in instrumental or vocal music education; instrumental, vocal or keyboard performance; piano pedagody or composition. A minor is also offered, allowing students to gain aesthetic values, knowledge and experience that are beneficial to any chosen career. A variety of audition-based scholarships are available.
  • Patriot Singers- 19 members- Dr. Cameron Rose, University Chorale- 31 members- Dr. Cameronose, Wind Ensemble- 30 members- Dr. JefferyEmerge, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band- 20 members- Dr. hn Webb, Guitar Ensemble- 4 members- Dr. Ronald Sherrod String Ensemble- 9 members- Michael Grinnell Contact number: (903) 566-7450
  • Vaughn Auditorium- 2,000 seats Braithwaite Recital Hall- 175 seats Contact number: (903) 566-7450
  • Overall enrollment: 6,483
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $3,656
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz



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