A major in music performance or music education provides a comprehensive background in music theory, music history and performance. The vast majority of the department’s offerings emphasize Western music with performance concentrations in vocal and instrumental music.
Students who major in these programs will achieve a thorough grasp of academic knowledge about music; will be able to demonstrate their research, writing and performing ability through a variety of tests, concerts and recitals; and will be prepared for further education and for employment in the field of music. Those students who complete the music education program will be able to pass the Texas Education Agency mandated examinations for teachers.
A minor in music provides a structured program for students following other major programs. The program also serves as one of the bases of the University’s interdisciplinary fine and performing arts offerings.
The department also offers academic and applied studies for non–majors. It maintains an active recital series for the University and community.