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 a Master of Music - Music Education degree with concentrations in instrumental, Kodály, general, and choral education. In addition, the School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentrations in classical, jazz, and Latin performance, History and Literature, music theory, composition, and conducting (choral, instrumental, and orchestral). 

Faculty

The music faculty of 90 individuals includes internationally active performers, conductors, composers, researchers, and teachers. Collectively, they have presented concerts and clinics in more than 30 countries on virtually every continent. Individual faculty members have been recognized through such prestigious prizes as Grammy Awards, and the Atlanta Steinway Society Competition, as well as honors and publications in prestigious journals; the Grove Dictionary of American MusicComputer Music Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Journal of Musicological Research. Their artistry can be heard in various movie soundtracks and hundreds of commercial recordings.

Departmental Policies

Upon review of a candidate's transcript, additional background courses may be required beyond the degree's 36 credits. If a student scores less than 70% on the music history and/or music theory placement exam(s), they will be required to take leveling courses in music history (MU 5330A) and/or music theory (MU 5357). Vocal and choral applicants whos core less than 80% on the diction placement exam will be required to take a leveling course(s) in diction (MU 5130B). Leveling courses in orchestration and/or counterpoint (MU 5230Aand/or MU 5330B) may be required for specific concentrations if not taken as part of their undergraduate program. One year each of TWO of the standard undergraduate languages (French, German, and Italian) at the college level or proof of language proficiency at the Beginner Level I and II as determined by CLEP test are required for degrees in vocal performance and choral conducting. If the student's transcript/CLEP rests are not on file, FR 1410FR 1420GER 1410GER 1420,and/or ITAL 1410ITAL 1420 will be required prior to degree completion.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships, which may include a waiver of out-of-state tuition, and graduate assistantships (with teaching duties in teh 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.   

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 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, 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.

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, Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication 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