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Music :: Welcome

Performance. Passion. Pride.

Welcome to the A&M-Commerce Department of Music! Here you will discover a vibrant community of performers and scholars, world-class faculty, and programs built on a strong record of success and designed to prepare musicians for careers in the 21st century. For more than 100 years, we have provided students with an unparalleled academic and musical experience through performing, teaching, conducting and composing music. With over 300 music majors, the Department of Music offers world-class performing experiences, yet maintains small class sizes that are taught by actual professors, not graduate students.

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MUSIC :: YOUTUBE

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Music :: Auditions and Scholarships

Join the Music Department

Audition to gain acceptance to the program as a major or non major and to be eligible for graduate assistantships and scholarships.

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Music :: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

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Music (BM) Teaching Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music degree, combined with professional education requirements, provides students with the information and skills to be a music educator at all levels and prepares them to take the exams for teacher certification in Texas. Though students are prepared to teach instrumental and vocal music at all grade levels, the curriculum allows them to select one of three areas of emphasis: (1) elementary general—preparation for teaching general music in the elementary grades, (2) secondary choral—preparation for organizing and directing choral organizations at the secondary level; or (3) secondary instrumental—preparation for directing bands and orchestras at the secondary level.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Music (BM/BA)

Our Bachelor of Music degree advances your knowledge in music theory, history, pedagogy, performance and more. Receive one-on-one instruction from our renowned faculty as you develop your skills and build your repertoire. Whether you aspire to teach or perform, our degree prepares you for a variety of careers.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No thesis required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

127 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Music (MM)

Students in the Master of Music program choose either an emphasis in performance (applied music or conducting) or music education. The M.M. with an emphasis in performance develops specific music skills and abilities to a high degree in the fields of instrumental and vocal performance and conducting. The M.M. with an emphasis in music education focuses on teacher training at the elementary and secondary levels.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Mesquite
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Music :: Divisions and Ensembles

Ensembles and Studios

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Music :: Our Facilities

Our Facilities

Our Music Building received an Outstanding Design Award from American School and University Magazine in 2012. It features state-of-the-art performance, rehearsal and instruction facilities, and is a landmark that raises the stature of the department for both performance and music education.

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Music :: We are Here to Help!

We are here to help!

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Music :: Giving

GIVING Opportunities

When you give to the Music Excellence Fund, your tax-deductible donation will be used to assist our current and future students with critical needs including scholarships and program enhancements. Additionally, through purposeful intent, the Department of Music will use your gifts to pursue new priorities and initiatives to further music education and performance that will have a lasting impact. Please contact April Carl, Director of Development, with any questions.

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Music :: Mission Statement

Our Mission

The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce promotes excellence in music through the rigorous study of music history, literature, theory, composition, pedagogy and the preparation of music performance in applied study and ensembles to meet the highest standards of aesthetic expression.

Thus, the Department of Music:

  • Provides opportunities for all students to enhance their perception, comprehension, performance and ultimately, appreciation of music.
  • Prepares students to be leaders in music education, music performance and other related fields of the performing arts.
  • Fosters creative activities and the intellectual pursuit of knowledge about music.
  • Enriches the lives of the students and faculty of A&M-Commerce and the communities of the state and nation with inspirational performances and stimulating educational opportunities.
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Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011

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START YOUR JOURNEY!

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