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Music, B.M. - Performance Instrumental-Piano Pedagogy 

Graduate

Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, The Texas A&M-Kingsville School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentrations in music education, performance, and conducting.  The MM degrees are each 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.

M.M. Music Conducting with concentrations in Wind Conducting and Choral Conducting

  • The degree is taught in the traditional 2 year, long semester format.
  • The degree has 21 hours of core music classes, conducting-related classes and electives, 9 hours of applied conducting lessons, and 3 hours of ensembles.  The degree will be completed with a 3 credit-hour Graduate Recital.

Graduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate Applicants

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville School of Music 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 23, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • February 27, 2021
  • March 20, 2021

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 School of Music Building Lobby
9:00-10:00        Student/Parent Meeting with School of Music Director in the Performance 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

   (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

Scholarships

Texas A&M University-Kingsville offers numerous scholarships as well as other forms of financial aid.  Music Scholarships are based upon musical talent and potential as displayed through a music scholarship audition.  Scholarship auditions take place on the A&M-Kingsville campus and can be scheduled at any time during the year by contacting the School of Music and the appropriate applied music faculty member.  Please see the music faculty listings to contact the appropriate faculty member.

The following list of scholarships is awarded by the School of Music.  Additionally, other forms of financial aid such as grants, loans, and campus employment may be available.  Contact us for more information 

Music Major Scholarship

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

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

Amount: $600 to $1,000 per year

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

Renewable: 2.75 GPA overall; 2.75 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: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: Varies

Funded By: Music Scholarship Fund

All-State Musician Scholarships

Description: Monetary scholarships given to full-time music majors (or minors) 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: $1,500 - $2,000 per year

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

Renewable: 2.75 GPA overall; 2.75 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: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: 5-10 per year

Funded By: Music Scholarship Fund

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: $400 to $2,000 per year

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

Renewable: Grade of A or B in major ensemble

When Given: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: Varies

Funded By: Music Scholarship Fund TAMUK Band, Choir Scholarships

Mildred M. Talbert Music Scholarship

Description: Monetary scholarships given to full-time music majors (or minors) who Meet the eligibility and audition criteria

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

Amount: $600 to $2,000 per year

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

Renewable: 2.75 GPA overall; 2.75 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: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: Varies

Funded By: Mildred M. Talbert Music Endowment

Kay Clayton Memorial Music Scholarship

Description: Monetary scholarships given to full-time music majors (or minors) who Meet the eligibility and audition criteria

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

Amount: $600 to $2,000 per year

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

Renewable: 2.75 GPA overall; 2.75 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: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: Varies

Funded By: Kay Clayton Music Endowment

Betty Baker Memorial Music Scholarship

Description: Monetary scholarships given to full-time music majors (or minors) who Meet the eligibility and audition criteria

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

Amount: $600 to $2,000 per year

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

Renewable: 2.75 GPA overall; 2.75 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: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: Varies

Funded By: Betty Baker Music Endowment

Marlowe and Lois Thomas String Scholarships

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

Eligibility: Accepted into the university; successful audition; play violin, viola, cello or double bass

Amount: $500 to $1,000 per year

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

Renewable: Grade of A or B in major ensemble

When Given: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: Varies

Funded By: Marlowe and Lois Thomas Scholarship Fund

Tillie Bain Davis Piano Scholarship

Description: Monetary scholarship given to a piano major demonstrating the most improvement from the previous semester

Eligibility: Full-time music major; recommended and selected by the piano faculty

Amount: $500 per year

Application: Piano faculty chooses the student from among the current piano majors

Renewable: Yes

When Given: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: One

Funded By: Tillie Bain Davis Music Scholarship Fund

Noemi Lopez ’89 Memorial Scholarship

Description: Monetary scholarship given to a sophomore, junior or senior music major

Eligibility: Full-time music major; Preference given to a string or piano major; Preference given to a student with DCI experience; recommended and selected by string and piano faculty

Amount: $1,000 per year

Application: String and Piano faculty chooses the student from among current music majors

Renewable: No

When Given: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: 1-2 per year

Funded By: Noemi Lopez ’89 Memorial Scholarship Fund with Arrington Match

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

Funded By: Kingsville Music Club

Texas Jazz Festival Jazz Scholarship

Description: Monetary scholarship given to an outstanding jazz student

Eligibility: Jazz student; recommended and selected by jazz faculty

Amount: $1,000

Application: Jazz Faculty chooses the students from among the current jazz students

Renewable: No

When Given: Fall/Spring semesters

No. Given: One

Funded By: Texas Jazz Festival Society