Colleges and Universities in Southeast Texas

 

Number of Listings: 6


Lamar University | Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music

  • P.O. Box 10044, Beaumont, TX 77710
  • (409) 880-8144 (409) 880-7011
  • Dr. Kurt A. Gilman, Department Chair • Dr. Russ Schultz, Dean/College of Fine Arts and Communication • Dr. James Han, Director of Choral Activities • Scott Deppe, Director of Bands
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1956
    • Undergraduate students: 135
    • Graduate students: 10
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 15
    • Part-time instructors: 15
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 21:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 125
    • (within major: 70;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Music scholarships are awarded based on the student’s initial audition to the music department (see Audition Information for more details). The amount varies according to the student’s major, instrument or voice part and, to some extent, financial need. All music major scholarships carry agreement to: •Participate in ensembles •Maintain a 2.5 grade point average (G.P.A.) •Earn an “A” in ensembles and no less than a “B” in applied music courses Music minors and non-majors who receive scholarships must also participate in ensembles and maintain a 2.5 GPA and an “A” in each ensemble. First semester students whose G.P.A. falls between 2.5 and 2.0 will have their scholarship reduced by 50% for one semester. If the student’s G.P.A. is not improved to 2.5 by the end of the second semester, the scholarship will be revoked. If the first semester student’s G.P.A. after one semester is below 2.0, the scholarship will be revoked. With exemplary academic achievement in the music degree, outstanding musical progress, and excellent participation in ensembles, students may apply to raise their scholarship amounts at the end of the spring semester for the following fall.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: (409) 880-8144
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Music Educators Association • Texas Music Educators Conference
  • Lamar University Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. Degrees in music include a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music leading to teacher certification, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Music Business), Master of Music, and Master of Music Education. More than 150 students are enrolled in music programs. Music faculty includes 15 full time professors and 15 part time faculty. Located just minutes from the Gulf shores and near the Big Thicket National Preserve, Lamar University is the ideal choice for the serious music student who values the serenity this type of environment has to offer.
  • Performance opportunities contacts include bands (contact Scott Deppe 409-880-8147), choirs (contact Dr. James Han 409-880-7189), and orchestra (contact Dr. Kurt Gilman 409-880-8077).
  • Performance facilities include the University Theatre (500 seats). Many concerts, including the subscription concert series Lamarissimo!, are performed in downtown Beaumont's Julie Rogers Theatre (1,700 seats). The music building is newly renovated, completed January 2011, which includes the Charles A. “Pete” Wiley Rehearsal Hall and the Rothwell Recital Hall which seats 140 in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Overall enrollment: 15,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $7,659


Blinn College | Department of Music

  • 902 College Avenue, Brenham, TX 77883
  • (979) 830-4288 (979) 830-4262.
  • Todd Quinlan, Performing Arts Department Head • Jill Stewart, Instrumental Music Coordinator • Dr. Sarah Burke, Director of Bands • Dr. Paulo Gomes, Choir Director • Daniel Trevor Bircher, Director of Vocal Studies
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1950
    • Undergraduate students: 70
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 9
    • Part-time instructors: 8
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 66
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships range from $250 to $1,500 per semester. Scholarships are offered to students that wish to participate in music regardless of major. They are awarded based on musical ability and the recommendation of a high school band director. Auditioning for the music program will also serve as your scholarship audition. For scholarship information and audition dates, contact: Band, Jill Stewart (979) 830-4262; Jazz Band; Chorus and Voice Study, Dr. Paulo Gomes (979) 830-4239; and Piano Study, Mr. John Dujka (979) 830-4249.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Jill Stewart, 979-830-4262 or jstewart@blinn.edu
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: ASCAP • BMI • Southern Association of Colleges • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Education Association
  • Blinn College | Department of Music offers an associate degree in music (AA-Field of Study) and the opportunity to participate in band, vocal, or piano. Blinn College's outstanding music faculty have diverse, hands-on experience and make teaching their top priority so that students are exposed to music, ideas and issues that expand their horizons. The Music Department offers small classes, one-on-one attention, practical learning and easily accessible faculty so that students are actively engaged in a superior learning environment.
  • Performance opportunities include Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Large Choir, and Chamber Ensembles of various sizes for both instrumental and vocal students. Concerts take place at on campus venues as well as off-campus sites.
  • Dr. W.W. O'Donnell Performing Arts Center (Approx. 500 seats), Finke Recital Hall (Approx 100 seats). Other venues are located in the surrounding community.
  • Overall enrollment: 19000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $3,000
  • Genre: Classical


Texas A&M University | Music Program

  • 245 Liberal Arts and Arts & Humanities Building, College Station, TX 77843-4240
  • (979) 845-3355 (979) 845-5141
  • Dr. Jeff Morris, Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Department of Performance Studies • Dr. Jose Luis Bermudez, College of Liberal Arts
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1988
    • Undergraduate students: 78
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 10
    • Part-time instructors: 7
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 120
    • (within major: 42;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Ms. Hope Petrash (979) 458-0940
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: NA
  • Texas A&M University has a liberal arts-oriented B.A. Music Program in a comprehensive state university setting. Program emphases are composition, ethnomusicology, and music theory with individual instruction available in voice, guitar, piano and orchestral instruments. A broad range of courses are offered in music history, theory, composition, electronic music, recording, and world music. The Music Program offers concerts and residencies by a wide range of nationally and internationally renowned visiting artists, as well as regular faculty recitals. An audition is required for admission. The Music Program is part of the Department of Performance Studies, which also includes a liberal arts-oriented B.A. degree in Theatre Arts.
  • Overall enrollment: 44,618
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $3,126


Sam Houston State University | School of Music

  • P.O. Box 2208, Huntsville, TX 77341-2208
  • (936) 294-3808 (936) 294-1111
  • Scott Plugge D.M.A., Director • Dr. Patricia Card, Professor of Clarinet • Nicole Sullivan, Assistant to the Director
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1935
    • Undergraduate students: 360
    • Graduate students: 20
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 24
    • Part-time instructors: 27
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 7:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: NA
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Each music department (choir, orchestra, horns, etc.) coordinates its own division scholarships.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Department of Music at (936) 294-1360.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • The School of Music at Sam Houston State University is recognized for its outstanding teaching and performing faculty. The faculty members in the School of Music possess impressive credentials. The teaching faculty ranks among the best anywhere, and are earnest in their desire to share knowledge with students. The School of Music is ideal in size. With 360 majors it is large enough to boast many excellent performing organizations and not so large that personal attention is neglected. Faculty members willingly take time to listen and respond to the needs and concerns of students. The degrees available at the undergraduate level include the Bachelor of Music with teacher certification or with majors in Performance, Theory/Composition or Music Literature, and the Bachelor of Music Therapy. At the graduate level, the Master of Music is offered with majors in Conducting, Performance, Music Education, Theory/Composition, and Musicology.
  • Performance opportunities include the Wind Ensemble (Matthew McInturf, Director) Marching Band and Symphonic Band (David Clemmer,Director), Symphony Orchestra (Dr. Carol Smith, Director), Jazz Ensemble (Trent Hanna, Director), Chorale under the direction of Dr. Allen Hightower III. Opera Workshop (Mary Kay Lake, Director).
  • Performance facilities include the Recital Hall (220 seats), Killinger Auditorium (480 seats), and the University Theater Center (500 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 16,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: NA


Sam Houston State University | Music Therapy Division

  • P.O. Box 2208, Huntsville, TX 77341
  • (936) 294-1376 (936) 294-1111
  • Karen Epps Miller, Director of Music Therapy • Dr. Scott Plugge, Director of School of Music
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1983
    • Undergraduate students: 50
    • Graduate students:
    • Doctoral students:
    • Full-time professors: 2
    • Part-time instructors: 0
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 7:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 130
    • (within major: 90;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Each instrument area coordinates its own division scholarships.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: School of Music at (936) 294-1360
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: American Music Therapy Association • National Association of Schools of Music • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • The Music Therapy program at Sam Houston State University is a thriving, energetic area recognized as one of the most distinguished in the Southwest. Our graduates have gone on to impressive positions as professional music therapists and have achieved recognition for their superior training and preparation. A Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree at SHSU provides the serious music student with a viable career alternative within the discipline of music. Completion of degree requirements (which include a 900-1,040-hour clinical internship at an approved site) allows the qualified student to sit for the Board Certification examination administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Successful completion of the examination results in the granting of the MT-BC credential (Music Therapist - Board Certified). SHSU is excited to offers a Masters degree in Music Therapy, and a Masters equivalency for those without the Music Therapy bachelors
  • Overall enrollment: 16,800
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $3000


Lamar State College-Port Arthur Commercial Music Program

  • 1500 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640
  • (409) 984-6520 (409) 983-4921
  • John Freyermuth, Department Chair • Dr. Nancy Cammack, Dean
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 2006
    • Undergraduate students: 65
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 5
    • Part-time instructors: 2
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 1:10
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 66-68
    • (within major: 50-52;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • LSC-PA Commercial Music Scholarship.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Commercial Music Program at (409) 984-6520.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • LSCPA prepares students for careers as sound engineers, performers and multimedia production specialists. We offer two Associate of Applied Science degrees in Sound Engineering and Music Performance along with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Audiovisual Production. The division features an extensive recording space with a 24 channel analog Toft mixing desk along with two smaller studios equipped with high-end preamps and the latest software from Avid Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Native Instruments and more. Monitoring is provided by Genelec and Dynaudio. The Music Hall is outfitted with a Soundcraft digital mixer and a 64-channel analog Allen and Heath monitoring desk.
  • Three bands, each consisting of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocalists. Call 409-984-6520 for more information.
  • Facilities include a 200-seat Music Hall, dedicated solely for Commercial Music performances and rehearsals; a 400-seat Theater in the Performing Arts Center; and a 100-seat Black Box Theater. Please call 409-984-6520 for information.
  • Overall enrollment: 3500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,350



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