The Music program provides instruction in the appreciation and performance of instrumental and vocal music. It offers specific courses that fulfill the first two years of a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree and music teaching preparation. The program also provides MUSI 1306, Music Appreciation, which will satisfy the general education requirement in aesthetics for students majoring in other disciplines.
The Music program is divided into three areas of study:
- MUEN, which includes ensembles in Choir, Conjunto, Jazz Band, Jazz Show Choir, and Mariachi;
- MUAP, which includes private lessons in: accordion, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, voice, piano and guitar; and
- MUSI, which includes courses in guitar, piano, voice, ear training and sight singing, improvisation, literature, jazz appreciation, Tejano appreciation, and music theory.
The program provides an Academic Cooperative in Music that allows music students who are already performing in the music field to receive college credit.