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How to Apply

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Graduate

Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s, Department of Music offers a Master of Music degree with specializations in both music education and performance.

The Master of Music in Music Education and the Master of Music in Music Performance are both 36-hour programs.  There are various concentrations within each of these degree programs:

M.M. Music Education with concentrations in Instrumental Education, Vocal Education, and Elementary Music Education.

  • The degree is structured with the busy music educator in mind
  • The degree can be completed in three consecutive summers with our intensive 2-week summer courses (4 courses each summer).
  • The degree has 15 hours of core music classes and 18 hours of specialization courses in the student’s area of concentration.  The degree will be completed with a 3 credit-hour final research project.

M.M. Music Performance with concentrations in Instrumental Performance and Vocal Performance

  • The degree is taught in the traditional 2 year – long semester – format.
  • The degree has 18 hours of core music classes and electives, 12 hours of applied lessons, and 3 hours of ensembles.  The degree will be completed with a 3 credit-hour final Graduate Recital.

Admissions

Undergraduate

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Music Department has 4 audition days to choose from.  Select the day that will work best for you and specify that date on your department application form.  If you are unable to attend one of these audition dates, please contact the professor for your voice/instrument. 

  • January 26, 2019
  • February 23, 2019
  • March 2, 2019
  • April 6, 2019

Select your instrument or voice from the pull-down menu for specific audition requirements or for contact information for the instructor.

Schedule

8:30-9:00             Registration in the Bellamah Music Building Lobby
9:00-10:00           Student/Parent Meeting with Music Department Chair in the Music Building Recital Hall
10:00-11:30         Auditions – Specific time and location will be provided at Registration
11:30-1:00           Music Theory/Ear Training Entrance Exams – Location will be provided at Registration
1:00                    Meet and Greet with Faculty in the Bellamah Music Building Lobby

   (Representatives from University Admissions and Financial Aid will also be on hand to answer questions)

To begin the audition process please view the Application Checklist to ensure that all the admission requirements for the music department are met.

Graduate Applicants

Music Scholarships

Music Major Scholarships

Description: Monetary scholarships given to full-time music majors who meet the eligibility and audition criteria

Eligibility: Accepted into the university; full-time music major; successful audition

Amount: $300 to $1,000 per semester

Application: Successful audition; music scholarship application, one letter of recommendation

Renewable: 2.5 GPA overall; 2.5 GPA each semester; 3.0 in music courses; minimum grade of C in all music courses; grade of A or B in major area of applied concentration; grade of A or B in major ensemble

Given: First week of each Fall and Spring semester

No. Given: Varies 

All State Musician 2-Year Dormitory Scholarships

Description: Dormitory room scholarships given to full-time music majors for two years who meet the eligibility and audition criteria

Eligibility: Accepted into the university; full-time music major; successful audition; former member of All-State honor ensemble

Amount: Dormitory room each semester for two years, equivalent to @$2,000 per semester

Application: Successful audition; music scholarship application, one letter of recommendation

Renewable: Scholarship is given for the long semesters in the first two years; 2.5 GPA overall; 2.5 GPA each semester; 3.0 in music courses; minimum grade of C in all music courses; grade of A or B in major area of applied concentration; grade of A or B in major ensemble

Given: Prior to start of each Fall and Spring semester

No. Given: Ten per year

Music Ensemble Scholarships

Description: Monetary scholarships given to university students who meet the eligibility and audition criteria

Eligibility: Accepted into the university; successful audition

Amount: $200 to $1,500 per semester

Application: Successful audition; music scholarship application, one letter of recommendation

Renewable: Grade of A or B in major ensemble

When Given: First week of each Fall and Spring semester

No. Given: Varies

Marlowe and Lois Thomas String Scholarships

Description: Monetary scholarships given to string students who meet the eligibility and audition criteria

Eligibility: Accepted into the university; full-time music major or orchestra member; successful audition; play violin, viola, cello or double bass

Amount: $300 to $1,000 per semester

Application: Successful audition; music scholarship application, one letter of recommendation

Renewable: 2.5 GPA overall; 2.5 GPA each semester; 3.0 in music courses; minimum grade of C in all music courses; grade of A or B in major area of applied concentration; grade of A or B in major ensemble

When Given: First week of each Fall and Spring semester

No. Given: Varies

Kingsville Music Club Scholarships

Description: Monetary scholarships given to the outstanding freshman music major and the outstanding upperclassman music major

Eligibility: Full-time music major; 3.0 GPA; recommended and selected by music faculty
Amount: $200

Application: Faculty chooses the students from among the current music majors

Renewable: No

When Given: Second Tuesday in April; Student must perform at the April meeting of the Kingsville Music Club

No. Given: Two

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Last updated: 10/25/2019