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Music Schools | Texas

Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX


The ACU Music Department is committed to preparing outstanding musicians and leaders in our profession, and to reflect God's creative force and presence in our lives and art.

Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX


ASU music students have the opportunity to play in solo and ensemble programs as well as expand their knowledge of music theory, performance techniques and teaching methods.

Austin College
Austin, TX


It’s true that we are not a conservatory or a large department within a university, but we think that is an advantage. We think that studios with open doors, ensembles available to everyone, and real faculty teaching small classes are to your advantage.  Our standards are challenging, but you can grow into musical adulthood with other students like yourself and faculty who know your name instead of hundreds of music majors all competing for the same practice room.

Baylor University
Waco, TX


Welcome to the Baylor School of Music, a place where future professionals are nourished and trained. It is a place for serious musicians who are resolute about pursuing new frontiers and who are not afraid to challenge musical conventions.

Concordia University-Texas
Austin, TX


The Music Department of Concordia is a vital part of Concordia’s mission to develop Christian leaders. Through the music department students are given the opportunity to use their gifts and proclaim the love of God to other students, congregations, the community, and the church at large.

Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, TX


The central mission of the Department of Music is to educate students in order that they might engage the global society and industry through transformational musical performance, scholarship, and service so they might be servant leaders in their chosen professions. In addition, musical offerings including ensemble, faculty, guest, and student performances enhance the total university liberal arts experience and give opportunity for creative fulfillment.

East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, TX


Committed to excellence and built on a long tradition of outstanding academic and musical performance, the ETBU Department of Music provides a unique opportunity to prepare for a wide variety of successful careers in music.

Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX


The School of Music serves as a professional school offering Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees to prepare students for careers in music education, church music, performance, and theory/composition.  A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music general studies or with an emphasis in Music Business is also offered for those students interested in greater concentration in liberal arts.  In addition, the School of Music provides opportunities for creative, culturally enriching experiences for the university community. Emphasis is on academic excellence, creativity, and aesthetic and spiritual growth.

Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX


Welcome to the HBU School of Music web page. If you are thinking about a career in music it is never too early to start thinking about where you would like to be making music - as a college student. I am always excited to introduce the HBU School of Music because we have a lot to offer. Choosing our school could be the most important career move you make. Here are just a few reasons to get you thinking:


We stand ready to help you make a good decision and join us.

Howard Payne University
Brownwood, TX


The purpose of the Department of Music is to prepare students for careers in the fields of music performance, public school and or/private music teaching, and church music ministry; to provide courses, ensembles and studio instruction for students majoring in other fields; to contribute to the cultural environment of the university and local community; and to provide opportunities for service to the world community reflective of the institution's Christian emphasis.

Huston-Tillotson University
Austin, TX


The Music Program plays a vital role in the life of the University and the community. The training environment it provides continues to produce musicians of distinction for careers in a variety of professional fields including performance and music education. The faculty is comprised of dedicated professional musicians who are active in both performance and teaching.

Lamar University Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music
Beaumont, TX


Welcome to the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University. We have a dynamic department and one that is friendly and supportive. I am sure you would feel inspired, challenged and encouraged should you decide to study music at Lamar. The university is situated in Beaumont, Texas, approximately 90 miles from Houston, and affords numerous opportunities for a wide range of artistic and educational experiences. Within the greater Beaumont community a variety of distinguished artistic institutions add to the cultural life of the area including the Lamar Civic Orchestra, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Interfaith Choral Society, Beaumont Community Players, Beaumont Ballet Theatre and the Beaumont Civic Ballet.

Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock, TX


Is music a significant part of your day? Has a music teacher or conductor made a difference in your life? Do you see yourself improving your musical talents and striving for excellence? Do you enjoy performing in choir, band, as a soloist, or in musical theatre? You can have all these opportunities at LCU right from the start. If you can see yourself as a music teacher, band or choir director, a music therapist, or a music business owner, we can help you reach your goals.

McMurry University
Abilene, TX


The Department of Music at McMurry University is known throughout the Southwest for its outstanding program and faculty. It has a tradition of quality individual and ensemble performance, along with practical training in music teacher education. We offer an excellent liberal arts education with personal attention.

Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX


The Midwestern State University Music Department is a fully-accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is a division of the Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts.  The Fain Fine Arts Building is a large, state-of-the-art facility which houses Theatre, Art, Mass Communication, and Music.  With nine full-time and seven adjunct faculty, the music department strives to offer all students numerous opportunities for musical involvement. 

Our Lady of the Lake University
San Antonio, TX


The Music Program at Our Lady of the Lake University helps you prepare for a career in music or music education through participation in a variety of choirs and ensembles including the mariachi ensemble. The mariachi ensemble is part of our one-of-a-kind program that prepares graduates for all-level teacher certification with an emphasis in mariachi music. All-level certification preparation is available for vocal and instrumental education, as well.

Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, TX


Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.

Rice University Shepherd School of Music
Houston, TX


When Sallie Shepherd Perkins entered into an agree­ment with Rice University to endow The Shepherd School of Music, it was a realization of her lifelong dream and a testament to her love of music. Her gift laid the foundation from which one of the nation’s premier music schools has grown and flourished, preparing young musicians to succeed in the world of classical music and beyond.  The Shepherd School of Music now boasts world-class faculty, students with exceptional musical and academic talent, and acoustically magnificent concert halls. Our graduates have won coveted positions in orchestras all over the globe. They have sung in some of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and recital halls, and they hold faculty appointments at major academic institutions. We are highly regarded in our home city, where more than 70,000 Houstonians regularly attend over 350 concerts and recitals offered by Shepherd School students and faculty each year.

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX


Our mission encompasses a variety of programs and curricula, traditional and innovative which are regularly examined for effectiveness, quality and relevance. It includes our commitment to a combination of:


As an integral part of our mission, we commit ourselves to continuing steps toward realizing the full potential of community, both as teachers and as colleagues; further, we commit to interaction with our students that emphasizes personal attention and interest in their total musical/intellectual development.

Schreiner University
Kerrville, TX


Thank you for your interest in the Music program at Schreiner University, a music program which is growing by leaps and bounds. Schreiner has an outstanding music faculty, instructors who are active performer-teachers. Opportunities abound for students to be involved in music, whether as beginners, ensemble members or solo performers. Choir and Orchestra concerts and student recitals occur each semester. The Kerrville area as a whole has several concert series with a variety of music to be heard.

Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts
Dallas, TX


The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts is a professional, comprehensive master’s institution devoted to the advancement of music performance and scholarship, to the preparation of the next generation of music professionals, and to service in the artistic life of our community, our nation, and the world.

Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, TX


Southwestern's music faculty embrace the notion that music is indeed a gift from God. Your involvement in Southwestern's music program, whether as a music major, as a member of one of its performing groups, or by taking individual music lessons, will be an occasion for developing a God-given gift.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, TX


Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a Bible-based institution for theological and professional studies. It is rooted in the great commission of Jesus Christ to “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation”’ and to “make disciples of all nations . . . teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Mark 16:15a; Matthew 28:19, 20), which is the primary emphasis of Southwestern’s parent body, the General Council of the Assemblies of God.


The purpose of Southwestern Assemblies of God University is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students spiritually, academically, professionally, and cross culturally so as to successfully fill evangelistic, missionary and church ministry roles and to provide quality educational and professional Christian service wherever needed throughout the world.


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Fort Worth, TX


Our students come from around the world to study in world-class facilities under some of the most renowned professors in their field. Every student is encouraged to perform with a professional symphony, minister in chapel to our entire student body and train for dynamic servant leadership in the local church and beyond.

Southwestern University Sarofim School of Fine Arts


Welcome to the Music Department, part of Southwestern’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts. Dedicated to providing a robust and rigorous approach to the field of musical study and performance, the Southwestern Music Department combines serious musical education with the depth and richness of a traditional liberal arts curriculum.

Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX


The School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate curricula with a wide variety of musical experiences, designed to prepare students to confidently begin or continue careers in Music Education, Performance, Sound Recording Technology and Composition. Its goal is to graduate people who are highly competent musicians, accomplished performers, sensitive artists and articulate musical leaders who clearly understand the value and role of music as part of our cultural heritage, our welfare and the very essence of human existence.

St. Mary’s University
San Antonio, TX


St. Mary's University music majors learn to become trained musicians, teachers, and performers so they can excel in their careers or in graduate studies.The music program provides a solid foundation in music theory, music history, composition, conducting, and performance ensembles. All music majors take private lessons in voice or in their chosen instrument.

Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX


For career-oriented students, the Bachelor of Arts degree serves as a foundation for a career in music.  The Bachelor of Arts, coupled with the certification requirements of the Education Department, qualifies a student to teach music in private and public schools, grades K-12. Considering the increasing number of teaching positions, the BA in music with certification is a most practical degree for students with an interest in music.

Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX


For more than one hundred years, Tarleton State University has served as an important center of music education in North Central Texas. Today we continue to provide a first-rate education for students who expect to become professional musicians as well as a variety of opportunities for general university students.

Texas A & M International University
Laredo, TX


Welcome to Texas A&M International University and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.  The quality of our program is outstanding and this is due to two very important factors: our world class faculty and an outstanding facility.  Our faculty members are dedicated to ensuring that each and every student receives an excellent education and is prepared for the many challenges of your future careers.  Faculty members are master educators … leaders in their craft … nationally recognized scholars in their fields … who have a wealth of knowledge and experience making your educational experience most rewarding.

Texas A & M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX


With a passion for performance, the Department of Music provides a rigorous academic experience and fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity and aesthetic awareness while refining and expanding skill development through performing, teaching, conducting and composing music.

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi, TX


Like many of the universities in Texas, we are an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. We offer degrees in performance, education and the liberal arts. You will find that our faculty has similar credentials and experiences found in other music faculty across the state and nation.

Texas A & M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX


The department serves three purposes:  to provide training to qualified students for the music profession, to supply an area of artistic enrichment for nonmusic majors, and to create a genuine musical influence on the entire university family.  Students wishing to follow careers in professional teaching or performance should pursue the appropriate program.  Students completing the degree with a major in music with teacher certification will qualify to receive the All-level Provisional Certificate, vocal or instrumental.  This latter program will qualify successful candidates as teachers of music for all grades in Texas under certification regulations established by the Texas Education Agency.

Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX


Our Mission: To foster excellence in performance, teaching, creativity, and scholarship while affirming music as an integral part of a classic liberal arts education.  As a student in TCU's School of Music, you will study with TCU's outstanding faculty members as well as listen to, interact, and study with outstanding guest artists from throughout the world. You will excel and grow as an artist in a School of Music that is large enough to afford students world-class musical opportunities, yet small enough to guarantee a personalized musical experience. TCU's fully NASM-accredited music programs prepare the teachers, performers, scholars and composers of tomorrow.

Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, TX


The School of Music provides professional training to those who wish to pursue careers in music and music education. It also offers opportunities to students from all majors to enhance their musical education by electing to study music, either from among the academic offerings (music history, literature or theory) or performance (piano, organ, instrumental, voice, and vocal or instrumental ensembles).

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX


Texas State's School of Music is an exciting place--a place where you can feel at home--a place where you can reach your full potential. We hope that you will be among those talented students who exploit the opportunities to participate in the numerous musical experiences available through the Texas State School of Music Program.

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX


The primary mission of the Department of Fine Arts is to provide student with aesthetic experiences in art, music and theatre. Fundamental, theories and creativity are the basis of this extensive program which includes design, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, painting, sculpture, exhibitions, ensembles and solo performances. Curricular offerings are designed to produce artists, performers and directors as well as provide a broad liberal arts education. Students are provided with a strong undergraduate education upon which to base the pursuit to advanced or graduate study. Faculty members in the Department are committed to providing an educational environment where aspiring visual and performing artists and craftsmen develop in the understanding and mastering of creative techniques; where all students may gain an appreciation of the cultural, historical and educational values of the arts; and where cultural awareness translates to the community.

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX


The School of Music at Texas Tech University is a vibrant, dynamic, and innovative musical environment. Led by a faculty of more than 52 nationally and internationally recognized artists, educators and researchers, students in our programs learn to develop and fine tune their musical skills to be used anywhere in the world.

Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, TX


The music faculty at Texas Wesleyan University is well aware of career challenges facing students after graduation. We realize the demand for musical training in today's employment climate is vastly different than last century’s, and so we believe it is no longer realistic to apply 20th century educational traditions to 21st century culture and economy. Consequently, our focus is shifting from creating highly-skilled, specialized laborers to preparing balanced citizens who will serve their communities with music as one of their primary skills.

Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX


Music study at TWU has a long and distinguished history. TWU established the first university level department of music in the state of Texas in 1915. TWU also established one of the first music therapy majors in the country in 1953. TWU has been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1958, and the music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA.)

Trinity University
San Antonio, TX


Whether you are considering a career in music or just enjoy making music, you'll feel at home at Trinity University. Majors and non-majors alike are encouraged and inspired by a dedicated music faculty, all of whom are committed to the education of undergraduate musicians.

University of Houston Moores School of Music
Houston, TX


The Moores School boasts an extraordinary faculty of internationally recognized artist/teachers, composers, music educators, and music historians and theorists.  We offer a variety of strong programs leading to the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, as well as the Doctor of Musical Arts.

University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX


The mission of the Music Department at the University of the Incarnate Word is threefold: to develop skilled musicians by educating the minds, ears, and souls of our music students within the liberal arts tradition; to serve the general student population by enriching the CORE curriculum; and to enhance the musical offerings in the UIW and San Antonio communities.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, TX


For those of you considering a major in music, we think you will find a unique level of faculty expertise, personal attention, and performing opportunities as a student in our department. Whether you hope to teach, perform, compose, conduct, research, lead worship, or all of the above, there is a program for you at UMHB.

University of North Texas
Denton, TX


Thank you for your interest in the College of Music at the University of North Texas, one of the nation’s finest comprehensive music schools. North Texas graduates are exceptionally accomplished, and are consistently competitive at the highest levels of their chosen professions. Leading opera companies, symphony orchestras, military bands, recording studios, educational institutions ranging from elementary school through graduate programs, and churches regularly engage musicians who have studied at UNT.

University of St. Thomas
Houston, TX


A major in music or music education provides a comprehensive background in music theory, music history and performance. The vast majority of the program’s offerings emphasize Western music with performance concentration in vocal and choral music, piano or other instruments.

University of Texas-Arlington
Arlington, TX


The UT Arlington Department of Music is an exciting program offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees in music. Students work with an exceptional, world-renowned faculty, who work with them to realize their musical potential. The department presents many top-notch performances each semester that are often free and always open to the general public.

University of Texas-Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music
Austin, TX


The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music in The University of Texas at Austin is a very exciting place where talented students study with an excellent faculty of outstanding performers, scholars, pedagogues, and composers. Ours is a community where every day is exciting and every evening is filled with multiple musical opportunities. We offer a comprehensive array of degree programs ranging from the bachelor’s through the doctorate in performance, composition, music teacher training, jazz, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, pedagogy, and liberal studies in music. The Butler School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Just as Texas is a place where anything is possible, the Butler School of Music is also a place where anything is possible.

University of Texas-Brownsville
Brownsville, TX


The Department of Music is committed to excellence. It is uniquely poised to assist the university in the convening of cultures. The Department is committed to producing graduates who are articulate, culturally literate and critical thinkers. The arts are among the most essential and ennobling endeavors of humankind which promote respect, dignity, an understanding of self and of others.

University of Texas-El Paso
El Paso, TX


Welcome to UTEP's Department of Music. We offer an outstanding education in numerous music disciplines presented by an extraordinary faculty. Music education, commercial music, music theory, music history, and other traditional courses are designed with your future in mind.

University of Texas-Pan American
Edinburg, TX


The Department of Music and Dance of the University of Texas-Pan American seeks to fulfill its responsibilities through excellent teaching; appropriate course offerings; a wide variety of multi-cultural and multi-lingual performance opportunities that reflect the international character of the community; scholarly and creative contributions to the academic and general communities; and current equipment and facilities in which to perform those activities.

University of Texas-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Within the Department of Music are areas that are specific to your needs. As a Music Education, Composition, or Music Marketing major, you may need to explore the area associated with your instrument or voice, and the area associated with your vocation

University of Texas-Tyler
Tyler, TX


The School of Performing Arts offers coursework towards Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degrees.  Students may select an emphasis in instrumental or vocal music education; instrumental, vocal, or keyboard performance; piano pedagogy; music history; music theory; and composition, or composition with teaching certification.

Wayland Baptist University
Plainview, TX


Welcome to Music at Wayland! We are proud of our history of providing faith-based music opportunities through the School of Music and we want to share our excitement with you. We have over 100 years of turning dreams into realities! Please join us on our stage and experience music Wayland-style!

West Texas A & M University
Canyon, TX


Our students have a selection of excellent performing ensembles in which to participate. All of our ensembles have made numerous appearances at professional meetings and tour throughout the state. In addition to these large ensembles, students have a number of smaller ensembles in which they may participate.