Colleges and Universities in West Texas

 

Number of Listings: 8


Abilene Christian University | Department of Music

  • ACU Box 28274, Abilene, TX 79699-8274
  • (325) 674-2199 (325) 674-2197
  • Dr. Matt Roberson, Chair • Melvin Hartline, Financial Operations Manager • Dr. Gregory Straughn, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences • Dr. Gregory Straughn
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1906
    • Undergraduate students: 100
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 14
    • Part-time instructors: 11
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 6:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 128
    • (within major: 60;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships include both Department of Music scholarships, as well as multiple endowed awards.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Emily Berry at (325) 674-2197
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Abilene Christian University offers three music degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Jazz Track), Bachelor of Music in Performance (voice and piano) and a Bachelor of Music leading to teacher certification. Music scholarships are available on an audition basis. We currently have 100 music majors and nearly 400 students active in classes and ensembles. The program is housed in the 92,000 square-foot Williams Performing Arts Center.
  • Performance opportunities include the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, University Chorale, A Cappella Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Opera Workshop. For information about instrumental ensembles, contact Dr. Steven Ward, Director of Bands. For information about vocal ensembles, contact Jeff Goolsby, Director of Choral Activities.
  • Performance facilities include the Williams Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (280 seats), Cullen Auditorium (850 seats) and Moody Coliseum (6,000 seats). Contact Emily Berry for further information (325) 674-2197.
  • Overall enrollment: 4600
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $29,450
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


Hardin-Simmons University | School of Music and Fine Arts

  • P.O. Box 16230, Abilene, TX 79698-6230
  • (325) 670-1427 (325) 670-1426
  • Robert Tucker, Dean • Debbie McFarland, dmcfar@hsutx.edu • Deborah McFarland, Administrative Assistant
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1891
    • Undergraduate students: 104
    • Graduate students: 12
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 18
    • Part-time instructors: 8
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 5:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 135
    • (within major: 60;
    • within minor: 22)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Departmental and endowment scholarships available.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Lynnette Chambers at (325) 670-1430
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Assocication
  • Hardin-Simmons has been strongly committed to music education since its inception in 1891. A member of National Association of Schools of Music since 1930, the School of Music has a full-time faculty of 18 which includes performing artists in all fields of applied music and nationally recognized scholars in the field of theory and composition, music education, church music, performance, and musicology. The School of Music has approximately 100 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students. The Bachelor and Master of Music degree is offered with majors in Music Education, Church Music, Performance and Theory / Composition. Also offered is the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music and elective studies in Business, with a minor in Business Administration, or a minor of the student's choice.
  • Performance opportunities include the Concert Choir (40 members) under the direction of Dr. Clell Wright; HSU Chorale (55 members) under the direction of Dr. Dee Romines; Concert Band (65 members) and Cowboy Band (45 members) under the direction of Dr. Wayne Dorothy; Abilene Collegiate Orchestra (65 members) under the direction of Dr. Peter Isaacson; and the HSU Opera under the direction of Dr. Chris Hollingsworth.
  • Performance facilities include the Woodward Dellis Recital Hall (265 seats) which has a recording studio for recitals and concerts (Lawson Hager, Dean 325-670-1427), and the Behrens Chapel Auditorium (2,000 seats), Larry Wheeler, Technical Director, 325-670-1511.
  • Overall enrollment: 2,350
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $16,440


McMurry University | Department of Music

  • School of Arts and Letters, Box 96 | McMurry Station, Abilene, TX 79697
  • (325) 793-4860 (325) 793-3800
  • Dr. Christina Wilson, Dean School of Arts and Letters • Elizabeth Ducey Moss, DMA, Assistant Professor of Music • David robinson, Director of Bands • Saybra Phillips
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1924
    • Undergraduate students: 30
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 6
    • Part-time instructors: 1
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 126
    • (within major: 72;
    • within minor: 18)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Each year more than $75,000 in scholarships are awarded to music students.Various other scholarships are also granted for church music, piano, and performance. McMurry's Music Department offers a number of different scholarships, including departmental merit scholarships and several special endowed scholarships. Merit scholarships can be awarded to any student, regardless of his or her major, for participation in choir or band, and approximately half of the students currently involved in choir and band receive a merit scholarship. To compete for a merit award, students must audition for the music faculty. For endowed scholarships, students must both audition and meet other special requirements associated with each scholarship.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Dr. Laura Ellis at (915) 793-3835
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • McMurry University offers a Bachelor of Music Education degree with emphasis on vocal and instrumental music; a Bachelor of Music in Church Music with either a vocal or keyboard emphasis; and a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Traditionally, McMurry has served the Northwest Texas and New Mexico Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church with a liberal arts approach towards higher education.
  • Performance opportunities include Marching Band (70 members), Concert Band (60 members), Bi-State Honor Band; for more information, contact Scott Taube at (915) 793-3837. There are also three choral ensembles: University Choir (65 members), Chanters (45 members), and Vocal Point (12 members), contact Dr. Stephen Eaves at (915) 793-3834.
  • Performance facilities include the Amy Graves Ryan Recital Hall (200 seats) and the Radford Auditorium (1,200 seats); contact Stacie Ferguson at (915) 793-4888.
  • Overall enrollment: 1,379
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $9,600


Sul Ross State University | Department of Fine Arts and Communications

  • SRSU Box C-43, Alpine, TX 79832
  • (432) 837-8216 (432) 837-8011
  • Dr. Esther Rumsey, Department Chair • Donald Freed, Head Professor of Music • Christopher Dobbins, Lecturer in Music • Lana Potts, Lecturer in Music
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1920
    • Undergraduate students: 24
    • Graduate students: 2
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 3
    • Part-time instructors: 5
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 8:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 130
    • (within major: 48;
    • within minor: 18)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: yes
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The music department offers these scholarships: Francois Foundation Scholarship (up to $500 per semester); Richard D. Bryan Memorial Scholarship ($100-$300 per semester); Mary Jane & Charles Wade Scholarship ($200-$400 per semester); Band Participation Award ($225 per semester); and theChoir Participation Award ($225 per semester).
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Donald Callen Freed (432) 837-8216
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Sul Ross State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music. This is a general program which can be coupled with teacher certification.
  • Performance opportunities include the SRSU Choir (30 members; Dr. Donald Freed, Director 432-837-8216); the Wind Ensemble (25 members; Michael Lippard, Director 432-837-8018); and the Jazz Ensemble (15 members; Michael Lippard, Director 432-837-8018).
  • Performance facilities include the Marshall Auditorium (800 seats) and the Studio Theatre (125 seats); for more information, contact (432) 837-8191.
  • Overall enrollment: 2,451
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,600
  • Genres: Classical • Mariachi


Howard Payne University | School of Music and Fine Arts

  • 1000 Fisk Avenue, Brownwood, TX 76801
  • (325) 649-8500 (325) 646-2502 ext. 5500
  • Corey Ash, Director of Bands • Jill Holamon, Administrative Assistant • Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, Professor of Piano
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1919
    • Undergraduate students: 110
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 10
    • Part-time instructors: 2
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 8:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 128
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: yes
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • The music department offers the All-State Music Scholarship ($250 per semester of freshman and sophomore years). Additional scholarships available, in various amounts, are: The Juel Ray Young Music Scholarship; Ray Davis Vocal Music Scholarship; Merle Compton Nash Music Scholarship; Jerry Wade Music Scholarship Fund; The Nathalie and Winton Jones String Scholarship; E.J. and Myrtle Weatherby and Charles Moore Scholarship.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Financial Aid Office (325) 649-8015
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • The School of Music offers the Bachelor of Music degree, the Bachelor of Music degree with teacher certification and the Bachelor of Arts degree. Music degrees consist of 128-139 semester hours, which includes courses in general education, music and electives. Music courses emphasize applied music, music theory, music history, and literature and performance. We offer the Bachelor of Music degree with majors in performance (voice, organ, instrumental and piano), church music, piano pedagogy and accompanying, and music with teacher certification. A music major is also available through the Bachelor of Arts degree. We also offer a music minor which consists of 18 to 21 semester hours. The C. J. Davidson Music Complex, opened in 1998, is a 21,000-square-foot facility that includes band and choral rehearsal halls, music education classrooms, faculty offices, teaching studios, computer lab and an organ studio. Our state-of-the-art music computer lab is located in the Davidson Music Complex.
  • Performance opportunities include the Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Winds of Triumph Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, A Cappella Choir, University Chorus, Chamber Singers, Heritage Singers, Instrumental contact is Mr. Corey Ash at (325) 649-8502 and Choral contact is Mr. Monte Garrett at (325) 649-8503.
  • Performance facility on campus is Mims Auditorium.
  • Overall enrollment: 1,202
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $16,350


Midland College | Fine Arts and Communications Division

  • 3600 North Garfield, Midland, TX 79705
  • (432) 685-4624 (432) 685-4500
  • William Feeler, Dean • Dr. Stan Jacobs, Associate Vice President • Lula Lee, Secretary/Fine Arts and Communication
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1973
    • Undergraduate students: 215
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors: 8
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 15:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 72
    • (within major: NA;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: no
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Lupe Daniels (915) 685-4693
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: NA
  • The Department of Music offers the Associate in Arts degree curriculum leading to certification in music education and the liberal arts music major. These specialized programs of study are designed to meet all of the lower division requirements of the National Association of Schools of Music. Private instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Band, and Orchestral Instruments is offered each semester for students majoring or minoring in applied music. As a community service, the Music Department provides opportunities for interested adults and pre-college students to participate in various courses, private lessons, and college-sponsored performance groups.
  • Performance opportunities include: Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, String Ensemble under the direction of Rabon Bewley (915) 685-4645; Chap Singers under the direction of Bert Bostic; Spirit Band under the direction of Rabon Bewley
  • Performance facilities include the Wagner-Brown Auditorium; Irma Moreno. 250 capacity.
  • Overall enrollment: 5,000
  • Typical undergraduate tuition:


Odessa College | Music Department

  • 201 West University Blvd., Odessa, TX 79764-7127
  • (432) 335-6623 (432) 335-6400
  • Eric Baker, Chair / Department of Visual and Performing Arts • Eric Yeager, Dean/Arts and Sciences
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  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1946
    • Undergraduate students: 35
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 4
    • Part-time instructors: 10
    • Student-Teacher ratio:
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 72
    • (within major: 34;
    • within minor: NA)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Scholarships available for choir, band, and piano. Other endowed music scholarships for music majors, based upon audition and faculty election.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Music Department at (432) 335-6629
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Odessa College is a two-year college, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offering an associate's degree in music, and continuing education courses and lessons to the community, as well as providing culturally-enriching performances to the area.
  • Performance opportunities include the Odessa Choir (55 members), Concert band (75 members), Jazz Band (30 members), and Vocal Ensemble (16 members). Music directors: Eric Baker, Band Director (432) 335-6623 and David Corman, Director of Choral Music (432) 335-6631.
  • Performance facilities include the Jack Rodgers Recital Hall (250 seats), Deaderick Auditorium (750 seats), Globe Theatre (450 seats) and the Permain Playhouse (450 seats).
  • Overall enrollment: 5500
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: 860
  • Genres: Classical • Jazz


Angelo State University | Department of Music

  • ASU Station, No. 10906, San Angelo, TX 76909
  • (325) 942-2085 (325) 942-2341
  • Chris Stewart, Interim Department Chair • Dr. Constance Louise Kelle, Interim Director of Bands • Dr. Maurice E. Kelley II, Director of Orchestra
  • Website
  • Music Department Statistics
    • Year department established: 1928
    • Undergraduate students: 100
    • Graduate students: 0
    • Doctoral students: 0
    • Full-time professors: 13
    • Part-time instructors: 1
    • Student-Teacher ratio: 8:1
    • Undergraduate degree hours needed: 130
    • (within major: 60;
    • within minor: 18)
    • Teaching certification: yes
    • Internship required: no
    • Recording facility: no
    • Scholarships available: yes
  • Choral, piano, and band scholarships are available for any qualified student. Carr Performance Scholarships are awarded to talented music majors. Carr Academic Scholarships are awarded to academically talented students in any major field of study. ASU Fame scholarships available for qualified music majors.
  • Scholarship coordinator and phone: Department of Music at (325) 942-2085.
  • Accreditations/Affiliations: Affiliations: National Association of Schools of Music • Texas Association of Music Schools • Texas Council for the Arts in Education
  • Angelo State University offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in music with all-level teacher certification. The distinguished faculty includes Dr. Eldon Black, Professor of Voice, Dr. Pamela Lee, Director of Choral Activities and Dr. David Scott, Director of Bands. The music faculty is dedicated to helping students develop their skills and to achieve their full potential as musicians so students can successfully compete professionally and in graduate school.
  • Performance opportunities include the Ram Marching Band (110 members), Wind Ensemble (50 members), and the ASU Symphonic Band (70 members), Jazz Band (20 members); Concert Chorale (85 members), Chamber Choir (25 members) and the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop (15 members).
  • Performance facilities include the ASU Auditorium (500 seats) and the Recital Hall (190 seats; contact Dr. Scott 325-942-2085).
  • Overall enrollment: 6,200
  • Typical undergraduate tuition: $1,974



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