What will I learn?

The department serves three purposes: to provide training to qualified students for the music profession, to supply an area of artistic enrichment for non-music 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. Entering undergraduate and graduate music majors will be given placement examinations prior to their first registration. These examinations enable the student with an exceptional background or previous college training to proceed on the basis of this experience.

General Requirements

All full-time (12 semester hours or more) music majors are required to: a. All students seeking the Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification degree must register for and participate in their prescribed major ensemble until they student teach. b. Register for applied music until degree requirements are completed. The student should have attained at least a 4000-level of proficiency and have satisfied all jury and recital requirements. c. Register for and pass a minimum of 4 semester hours of class piano (MUSI 1181, MUSI 1182, MUSI 2181, and MUSI 2182). A student may test out of any semester of this requirement by successful completion of a piano proficiency exam. If the proficiency test is not passed at the completion of 4 semester hours of class piano, a student may continue to work independently for the exam. The student also has the option of retaking MUSI 2181 - MUSI 2182 or taking one credit of piano applied until the proficiency exam is successfully completed. This exam must be passed prior to registration for MUSI 3394, Advanced Music Concepts, (if in music with teacher certification) or prior to graduation (if performance major). d. Attend all student and faculty recitals unless previously excused by applied faculty. Attend a minimum of ten approved concerts, recitals or University Interscholastic League approved music contests per semester. Failure to meet this requirement will lower the applied grade by one letter grade. e. Perform in at least one public recital per semester (if registered at 1000-level or above).

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$11,949.54 per year
Start date

21 August 2019, 16 January 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

975 W. Ave B. Kleberg Hall 130,



78363, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a paper based TOEFL score of 550.

For international students

Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the postsecondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school and must also meet the criteria for admission to a postsecondary school in the applicant’s home country.

A minimum TOEFL score of 61 (Internet-based) or 500 (paper-based) is required. or IELTS 6.0 overall band score.

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