School of Music

Music Building Room 101
Telephone: 512-245-2651 Fax: 512-245-8181
Email: music@txstate.edu
http://www.music.txstate.edu/

The School of Music offers graduate work in music education, Classical, Jazz, and Latin performance, conducting, music theory, composition, and music history and literature leading to the master of music (M.M.) degree.

The principal functions of graduate education in music are considered to be the continued development of:

  • Individual talents, interests, and philosophies which can be used creatively both to preserve and extend our cultural heritage;
  • Professional competence in such disciplines as music teaching, composition and performance, interpretation, and evaluation of knowledge;
  • Scholarly competence in the organization, interpretation, and evaluation of knowledge;
  • Professional competence in the communication and dissemination of knowledge;
  • Individuals with the potential to solve contemporary problems in various aspects of music.

Faculty

The music faculty of 90 individuals includes 50 internationally active performing, conducting, or composing artists. Collectively, they have performed in more than 30 countries on virtually every continent and have won prestigious prizes such as Grammy Awards, Dallas Concerto Competition, Guillermo Wright-Vallarino National Piano Competition of Ecuador, National Finger Picking Championship, Bulgarian National Clarinet Competition, Atlanta Steinway Society Competition, Handok Piano Competition, and Southern Keyboard Competition. Their artistry can be heard on various movie soundtracks and hundreds of commercial recordings as released by labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, Sony, Naxos, Columbia, Capstone, Centaur, Rounder, ERM Media, and Nonesuch Records.

Our scholar faculty claim many important honors and publications in such prestigious journals as Grove Dictionary of American MusicCollege Music SymposiumChoral JournalComputer Music Journal, Journal of Band ResearchJournal of Research in Music EducationMusic Educators JournalJournal for Music Teacher Education,TheoriaIn Theory OnlyJournal of Musicological ResearchPerspectives of New MusicSouthwestern Musician, and Handbook of Texas Music. In 2013 alone, they published 4 books, 10 book chapters, 16 journal articles, and many other scholarly writings. As many as 15 music faculty are regularly active in seeking and obtaining external funding for their initiatives and creative projects. Over a 10-year period, this totaled more than 30 resulting grants, providing nearly $200,000 in external funding for their activities in the School of Music.

Facilities

As the music program has grown into a large, comprehensive School of Music, so too have the facilities expanded to keep pace with its diversity of ensembles, programs, and students.

Music Building

At 101 Pleasant Street, the Music Building includes six classrooms, three large rehearsal rooms, and three smaller rehearsal rooms. The facility also contains a 149-seat Music Building Recital Hall, the Schneider Music Library, 40 practice rooms, an electronic piano laboratory, a multi-station music computer lab, instrument storage rooms and the administrative office suite. Some 13 faculty offices and 49 larger teaching studios are also in the main building.

Performing Arts Center

The new Performing Arts Center on Moon Street includes an acoustically superb 312-seat recital hall. Equipped with two Steinway D concert grand pianos and a beautiful custom-built Flemish-replica harpsichord, the hall hosts performances by international guest artists, music faculty, and some student ensembles. It is a learning laboratory for student degree recitals. Another venue, the Patti Strickel Harrison Theater, provides a state-of-the art theater with orchestra pit for Texas State Opera Theatre productions.

Evans Auditorium

Evans is the largest performance hall on campus with a seating capacity of 933. The university’s wind bands, orchestra, and University Arts events utilize Evans as a performance site. Evans also contains two Steinway concert grand pianos.

Fire Station Studio

The Fire Station Studio is located near campus on Guadalupe Street and is available for both Texas State and non-Texas State persons to rent for commercial purposes. The Studio houses the School of Music’s sound recording technology program and contains one large recording studio, two smaller studios, and one mixing room.

Colorado Building

Located on Pleasant Street, it houses the Balinese Gamelan and 16 additional practice rooms and Marching Band storage.

Lampasas Hall

Offering music an additional 5 offices and 3 teaching studios, Lampasas is the second oldest building on campus and was beautifully renovated in 2012.

Marching Band Field/Storage

Located across from Strahan Coliseum, the Bobcat Marching Band field includes a standard 100+ yard field, multi-level director's tower, and newly completed equipment storage facility.

Departmental Policies

Upon review of a candidate’s transcript, additional background courses may be required that will not count towards the graduate degree.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships, which may include waiver of out-of-state tuition, and graduate assistantships (with teaching duties in the department) are available to qualified applicants. For further information about financial assistance and the degree programs, please contact the director of graduate studies in music.

Asbell, Stephanie Ames, Assistant Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Babcock, Jonathan P, Associate Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Hartford

Bartz, Ezra J, Senior Lecturer, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Beatty, Caroline C, Associate Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Bird, Paula, Senior Lecturer, Music, M.M., Texas State University

Brinckmeyer, Lynn, Professor, Music, Ph.D., Univ of Kansas Main Campus

Cavitt, Mary E, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services and Professor, Music, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Clark, Thomas S, School Director - Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Cruz, Mark A, Senior Lecturer, Music, M.M., Texas State University

Davidson, Ian B, Regents' Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Ditto, Charles, Senior Lecturer, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Eaton, Rebecca M, Senior Lecturer, Music, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Glaser, Kyle Robert, Assistant Professor, Music, DM, Indiana University Bloomington

Gonzales, Cynthia, Associate Professor, Music, Ph.D., Harvard University

Gonzalez, Genaro, Professor, Music, M.M., University of North Texas

Gorina, Alena, Senior Lecturer, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Haight, Russell P, Assistant Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Hall, Richard D, Senior Lecturer, Music, M.M., Texas State University

Hamelin, Karla Michelle, Senior Lecturer, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Hamrick, Utah L, Senior Lecturer, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Hehmsoth, Henry, Senior Lecturer, Music, M.M., University of Texas at Austin

Ippolito, Michael Lee, Assistant Professor, Music, D.M.A., The Juilliard School

Jones, Adah T, Professor, Music, D.A., Ball State University

Klier, Kari, Senior Lecturer, Music, M.M., University of Colorado Boulder

Kwak, Jason J, Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Ledbetter, Lynn F, Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Lee, Kyung-Ae, Senior Lecturer, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Lipton, Kay M, Senior Lecturer, Music, Ph.D., Univ of California-Los Angeles

Lopez, Robert A, Senior Lecturer, Music, M.M., Texas State University

Lopez, John A, Associate Professor, Music, M.M., Texas State University

Martin, Joey, Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication and Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

McCain, Martin G, Associate Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Miles, Charles J, Lecturer, Music, B.A., West Virginia State University

Miller, Joshua Travis, Lecturer, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Mooney, Kevin E, Senior Lecturer, Music, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Nelms, Morris H, Senior Lecturer, Music, M.M., Texas State University

Novak, Richard Albert, Assistant Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of North Texas

Oxford, William, Associate Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Parrish, Cheryl, Senior Lecturer, Music, M.M., Texas State University

Pedroza, Ludim R, Associate Professor, Music, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Rabotkina, Daria Sergeyevna, Assistant Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Rochester

Roach, Kristin L, Lecturer, Music, M.M., Eastman School of Music

Rodriguez, Raul I, Professor, Music, M.M., University of North Texas

Schmidt, John C, Professor, Music, Ph.D., New York University

Schuler, Nico, University Distinguished Professor, Music, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Soto, Amanda Christina, Assistant Professor, Music, Ph.D., University of Washington

Steiger, Caroline Nicole, Assistant Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Tangarov, Vanguel G, Assistant Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Tast, Rebecca Lynn, Assistant Professor, Music, Ph.D., Univ of Kansas Main Campus

Ulen, Ronald C, Associate Professor, Music, M.M., Florida State University

Watson, Carolyn Narelle, Assistant Professor, Music, Ph.D., Univ of Sydney New Australia

Winking, Keith R, Professor, Music, D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin