Colleges and Universities in Panhandle / South Plains

 

Number of Listings: 8


Amarillo College | Division of Creative Arts

  • P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, TX 79178
  • (806) 371-5340 (806) 371-5000
  • Camille Nies, Chair of Music Department • Victoria Taylor-Gore, Chair of Division of Creative Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1931
    • Undergraduate students: 45
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 6
    • Part-time instructors: 10
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 7:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 67
    • (within major: 31;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Numerous scholarships are available up to and including full scholarships covering tuition, books, and fees. Participation Scholarships are also available to non-majors in ensembles. Up to 20-30 scholarships are awarded each year based on auditions and include Art Force Music Scholarship, Art Force Choir Scholarship, etc. Up to $30,000 in scholarships are awarded per year to music students.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Tiffany McDaniel at (806) 371-5340
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Amarillo College Department of Music offers a two-year curriculum of courses in music theory, literature, ensembles, and applied instruction, leading to Associate in Music degree. The Mission of the Amarillo College Music Department is "to be a center of musical learning and cultural enrichment within the community of Amarillo and the surrounding Panhandle of Texas, by providing a comprehensive two-year musical curriculum for transfer students, elective courses for the non-music major, musical training for younger students, and performance opportunities in various ensembles for students and members of the community."
  • Performance opportunities include Concert Choir (30-40 members), Vocal Jazz (5-12 members) and Civic Chorus (100 members), under the direction of Nathaniel Fryml, (806) 371-5344; Jazz Ensemble (14-20 members), Dr. Jim Laughlin, Director (806) 371-5345; Chamber Orchestra (14-20 members), David Hinds, Director; Concert Band (50-60 members), Scott Beckett, Director; and Opera/Opera Workshop, under the direction of Mary Jane Johnson, with two major productions per year plus various outreach activities.
  • Performance facility is the Concert Hall Theater (265 seats); for more information, contact Tiffany McDaniel (806) 371-5340.
  • Overall enrollment: 10000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $494-1,124
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


Howard College | Big Spring Campus

  • 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720
  • (432) 264-5145
  • Ross Litman, Associate Professor
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established:
    • Undergraduate students:
    • Graduate students:
    • 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
  • Howard College's Music Department offers courses in music. Some of the music courses include Music Literature, Advanced Sight Singing and Ear-Training, Foundations of Music, Fundamentals of Music, Music Appreciation, Chamber (Small) Instrumental Ensemble, Chamber (Small) Vocal Ensemble, Voice Class I, II, III, IV and Improvisation I, II, III, IV.
  • Overall enrollment:
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  • Genre: Classical


West Texas A&M University | School of Music

  • P.O. Box 60879, Canyon, TX 79016-0001
  • (806) 651-2840 (806) 651-2850
  • Robert Hansen, Director • Jessica Mallard, Dean
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1910
    • Undergraduate students: 200
    • Graduate students: 100
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 27
    • Part-time instructors: 4
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 11:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 127
    • (within major: 80;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Amarillo Music Teachers Association Scholarship (varies); Amarillo Symphony Scholarship (varies); Archer Viola Scholarship (varies); Richard and Noreen Bales Music Scholarship (varies); Alton Wayne Bassett Music Scholarship (varies); J.D. Bayless Jr. Memorial Scholarship (varies); Janie Branch Endowed Music Scholarship (varies); Royal Brantley Vocal Scholarship (varies); Houston Bright Scholarship $1,000); Paula Britt Fine Arts Scholarship (varies); Cansler Ranch Scholarship ($500); Dr. Howard Andrew Chamblin Memorial Music Scholarship (varies); Billie Jeanne Hartness Davis Music Scholarship (varies); Directors Memorial Scholarship (varies); Martha Estes Music Therapy Scholarship (varies); David Fennell Memorial Scholarship ($200); First Chair Violin Student String Quarter Scholarship ($500); June and Dorothy Franks Piano Scholarship ($3,000); Garner Band and Orchestra Scholarship (varies); Mariellen Garner Band Scholarship (varies); Matilda Gaume Music Scholarship 1 and 2; Paula Jane Hill Memorial Scholarship ($400); Mary Jane Johnson Scholarship (varies); Kappa Kappa Psi Scholarship ($100); Betty Kilpatrick Kline Piano Scholarship ($500); Grace M. Krause Scholarship ($500); Robert J. Krause Honorary Scholarship (varies); Dr. David A. and Lucy S. LaBrie Vocal Scholarship (varies); McCulley-Porter Endowment Fund (varies); McEntrye-Haines Music Scholarship ($1,000: Dudley Moore Band Award ($1,000); Dr. Sue Park Music Scholarship ($500); Elsa Porter Applied Voice Scholarship (varies); Dr. Kenneth and Marion Porter Applied Piano & Applied Vocal Music Scholarship (varies); Asalie Key Price Vocal Scholarship (varies); David G. Ritter Trumpet Scholarship (varies); Hugh Sanders (varies); Gail and Helen Shannon Endowed Scholarship Fund (varies); Showcase Dinner Fund (varies); C.E. Strain Band Fund Scholarship ($500); and Tau Beta Sigma Scholarship ($100).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Edward Kahler at (806) 651-2843
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • West Texas A&M University offers a Bachelor of Music in performance, composition, music therapy, music with elective studies in business, and all-level teaching certification. Graduate degrees include Master of Arts in Music and a Master of Music in performance.
  • Performance opportunities include band (Don Lefevre, Director, 806-651-2854), orchestra (Dr. Mark Bartley, Director, 806-651-2830), choral groups (Dr. Daniel Hall, Director, 806-651-2846), wind ensemble, jazz groups (Russ Teweleit, Director, 806-651-2863), percussion ensemble (Dr. Susan Martin Tariq, Director, 806-651-2838).
  • Performance facility is Northen Hall (550 seats). Donna Flatt, Secretary of Music Department, 806-651-2840.
  • Overall enrollment: 8,981
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $3,757.80
  • Genre: Classical


West Texas A&M University | Department of Music Therapy

  • P.O. Box 60879, Canyon, TX 79016
  • (806) 651-2840 (806) 651-2776
  • Dr. Edward Kahler, Director
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1973
    • Undergraduate students: 30
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 1
    • Part-time instructors: 0
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 10:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships available include the Martha Estes Music Therapy Scholarship and President's Scholarships.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Edward P. Kahler at (806) 651-2822
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: American Music Therapy Association • National Association of Schools of Music • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Music therapy, the language of the heart, combines the healing power of music with the skills of the music therapist to help restore mental and physical health. The Department of Music Therapy at West Texas A&M University is dedicated to training and preparing students to be talented, effective and productive members of the profession of music therapy. The program was established in 1973 with only a handful of students and has grown into a department with more than 45 students majoring in music therapy. The program presents students many opportunities to directly work with a variety of clients under the supervision of registered music therapists. Students graduate from WTAMU with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy.
  • Performance facilities include the Northern Hall (seating capacity 500) and the Branding Iron Theatre (seating capacity 250), and the Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall (125 seating capacity).
  • Overall enrollment: 7,843
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $7,100


South Plains College | Creative Arts Department

  • 1401 South College Avenue, Levelland, TX 79336-6595
  • (806) 894-9611 ext. 2280 (806) 894-9611 ext. 2276
  • Stuart Moody, Chairman of Creative Arts Department • Chris Hudgins, Creative Arts Departmental coordinator • Brent Wheeler, Director of Guitar Studies • Rob Blair, Dean Of Technical Education
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1975
    • Undergraduate students: 543
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 25
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarship amounts range from $100 to $500 per semester, depending on available funds. To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by the March 1 deadline. Applicants must indicate their intended major area of study on the scholarship application in order to be considered for these scholarships. Some programs require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores with the application as required for college-wide scholarships. Applications are screened by a departmental scholarship committee. All scholarship awards are subject to availability of funds.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Mickey Vasquez (Commercial Music), Stuart Moody (Sound Technology), Tom Stalcup (Video Production Technology), (806) 894-9611
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Country Music Association • International Bluegrass Music Association • Texas Junior College Association
  • The Creative Arts Department at South Plains College offers four unique programs for the entertainment industry. The Commercial Music program offers training for instrumentalists and vocalists who plan to work in the professional entertainment field. The Sound Technology program provides training for students who want to be recording engineers, studio producers, and sound reinforcement technicians. The Sound Technology program features state-of-the-art recording studios which enable the students to gain hands-on training in high-quality audio and audio-for-video productions. Studios include the Tom T. Hall Production Studio, Waylon Jennings Studio, and Redd Stewart Television Studio. The Video Production Technology program trains students for all aspects of public entertainment events. Students in this program receive in-depth training in television production, lighting, sound reinforcement, and stage craft. The Design Communication program trains students for all aspects of modern visual design, both for the Internet and for print. South Plains College is also known for their Bluegrass instruction and holds a Bluegrass camp each year. The Commercial Music Program offers comprehensive training and instruction in all styles of popular music.
  • Performance opportunities are numerous; all styles including country, rock, jazz, Tejano, gospel, etc. Music Education/Performance (Major Code - 1005) Requires Audition. Contact Fine Arts Department. Fred and Bettye Harris Fine Arts Scholarship Helen DeVitt Jones Scholarship Cynthia Caswell Blessen Memorial Scholarship Wilburn and Helen Wheeler Band Scholarship Harley and Anne Bulls Fine Arts Scholarship
  • Performance facility is the Tom T. Hall Production Studio (200 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 10,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA
  • Genres: Country • Rock


Lubbock Christian University | Music Division, Department of Communication and Fine Arts

  • 5601 Nineteenth Street, Lubbock, TX 79407-2099
  • (806) 720-7427 (806) 720-7000
  • Dr. Ruth Holmes, Professor of Music • Dr. Laurie Doyle, Associate Professor of Fine Arts/Director of Forte • Dr. Phillip Camp, Associate Professor of Music/Director of Choral Activities
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1957
    • Undergraduate students: 20
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 5:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 126
    • (within major: 42;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships available up to $1,000 for incoming freshman music majors plus a total of $4,000 for music organization participation. LCU offers generous scholarships to music majors based on an audition for the music faculty prior to course registration. Most music major scholarships range from $500-$2000 per year, and will stack with all other scholarships received.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Philip Camp, (806) 720-7247
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Music Teachers National Association • National Association of Teachers of Singing • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Lubbock Christian University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music with optional teacher certification. This major aims to develop creative and professional leaders in the arts with a Christian foundation. The major in music emphasizes music theory, vocal performance, and appreciation and understanding of the various styles of music throughout history. The student will learn to contribute to the perpetuation of the creative arts, thus benefiting society, while enhancing his or her enjoyment of music as an art form. Also affiliated with the Texas Federation of Music Clubs. LCU has recently added the B.A. in Music with business emphasis and the B.A. in music with pre-music therapy degrees.
  • Performance opportunities include Chamber Singers, Praise Choir (Dr. Philip Camp 806-720-7429, philip.camp@lcu.edu.), Forté (Dr. Laurie Doyle 806-720-7429), and Chamber Ensemble (Dr. Ruth Holmes 806-720-7429), Andrew Babcock (andrew.babcock@lcu.edu.).
  • Performance facilities include the Swearingen Recital Hall (100 seats), Moody Auditorium (1,260 seats) and the Christian Development Center Theater (175 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 2,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA


Texas Tech University | School of Music

  • P.O. Box 42033, Lubbock, TX 79409-2033
  • (806) 742-2270 (806) 834-3817
  • William Ballenger, Director • Michael Stoune, Associate Director for Graduate Studies • Alan Shinn, Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1925
    • Undergraduate students: 400
    • Graduate students: 125
    • Doctoral students: 51
    • Full-time professors: 52
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 120 - 128
    • (within major: 69;
    • within minor: 18)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The majority of the awards range from $2,000 - $4,000/year. Competitive scholarships of at least $1,000 for the academic year qualify students for in-state tuition, if applicable.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Ms. Ja'Net Ross (806) 742-2270, ext. 233
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Texas Tech University offers a Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition, Theory, and toward teacher certification; Bachelor of Arts in Music; Master of Music in Performance, Music History and Literature, Theory, Composition, Piano Pedagogy; Master of Music Education, Master of Music in Performance, Piano Pedagogy; Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts (Music) and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition, Conducting, Performance, Piano Pedagogy. In addition, there is also a student recording studio located in the School of Music.
  • Performance opportunities include three choirs and madrigal singers (Dr. John Hollins), Music Theater (Professor Gerald Dolter), three concert bands (Dr. Sarah McKoin), Athletic Bands (Professor Christopher Anderson), three jazz ensembles and various jazz combos (Professor Stephen Jones), Orchestra (Dr. Andrew George), New Music Ensemble (Dr. Peter Fischer), chamber ensembles, World Music Ensemble (Dr. Thomas Cimarusti), Ragtime Ensemble (Dr. Mark Morton), and the University Strings Orchestra (Dr. Andrew George).
  • Performance facilities include the Allen Theater (968 seats) and the Hemmle Recital Hall (541 seats)
  • Overall enrollment: 30,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


Wayland Baptist University | School of Music

  • 1900 West Seventh, CMB 1286, Plainview, TX 79072
  • (806) 291-1076 (806) 291-1065
  • Dr. Ann B. Stutes, School of Music • Linda Grover, Administrative Assistant
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1908
    • Undergraduate students: 70
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 11
    • Part-time instructors: 11
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 6:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 133
    • (within major: 57-82;
    • within minor: 22)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Music Scholarships are available through audition.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Ann Stutes at (806) 291-1065.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Associaton of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Wayland Baptist University provides intensive education in music for students who plan to enter music as a career; a broad-based liberal arts education in music for students not interested in a professional career; and gives every student an opportunity to gain cultural knowledge of music as part of his/her academic preparation. We offer a Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Music Education or Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music. A minor in music is available for students enrolled in any degree program. The Bachelor of Music degree is designed to allow maximum flexibility for students to pursue personal interests in individual and group performance and to gain experience teaching and leading in the fields of music education and church music. Internships are required of all students involved in Church Music and Music Education. All students are required to develop performing skills through applied music study and performance through membership in various ensembles.
  • Performance opportunities include International Choir, Wayland Singers, Wayland Singing Men, Wayland Singing Women, Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, Pioneer Band, Pep Band, Wayland Handbell Ensemble, Opera Theatre and Spirit. Contact Dr. Scott Herrington, Director of Choral Activities or Tim Kelley, Director of Instrumental Studies for more information.
  • Performance facilities include the Harral Memorial Auditorium (1,500 seats) and the Earl Miller Recital Hall (100 seats); contact Brett Cox (806) 291-1081.
  • Overall enrollment: 1,086
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $9,960



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