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Estimated Completion

128 credit hours (4+ years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University - Undergraduate Studies
  2. Audition with appropriate faculty member
  3. Pass qualifying music placement exam
  4. Perform a successful jury for music faculty at end of first semester of applied lessons


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B.M. in Music


Tarleton State University offers a Bachelor of Music degree with All-Level Certification, which is designed to prepare students for successful careers in Public Music Education. Graduates of our program are certified (upon passing the TExES exam) to teach instrumental, vocal, and classroom music to students at the elementary and/or secondary levels.


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Career Opportunities

Graduates with a B.M. in Music will have career options such as:

  • Music Performer
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Journalist
  • Studio Teacher
  • Band Director
  • Choir Director
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Study Abroad

Students in our department have multiple opportunities to study abroad, which will enhance their educational training. For instance, students will have the opportunity to travel to Ireland, where they will learn more about the diverse musical styles in another country, as well as discover the historical background of Irish folk music. Studying abroad can be one of the most character enriching and academically rewarding experiences a student can have.

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Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Handshake
  • Job fairs
  • Resume assistance
  • Mock interviews

And much more!

Program Objectives

In this program, students are provide with:

  • A quality education
  • Affordable tuition
  • A beautiful facility with excellent music labs
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment
  • A strong performance component for all Music majors, regardless of the concentration they are working toward

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
MUEN 3121 Ensemble
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
MUSI 1310 Popular Music in America
MUSI 2160 German Diction
MUSI 3116 Performance Practices of Ensembles
MUSI 3229 World Music
MUSI 4212 Vocal Literature
MUSI 4251 Piano Pedagogy 

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center is home to the Department of Fine Arts. The following facilities are available to all Music students, as well as to students from other areas of Fine Arts:

  • 721 - seat auditorium
  • 216 - seat theater
  • 90 - seat workshop theater
  • 22 offices for faculty, staff, and students
  • 20 music practice rooms
  • 7 music studios
  • 4 classrooms
  • 2 rehearsal halls
  • 2 computer labs
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Get Involved

We offer a variety of ensembles for students to participate in that will extend their learning beyond the classroom, such as:

  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Band I & II
  • Texan Marching Band
  • Basketball Band
  • Brass Quintet
  • Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, and Brass Choirs
  • Saxophone Quartet
  • Jazz Combo
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Steel Drum Band
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Student-Led Organizations

Our students have a variety of organizations at their fingertips, where they will be able to interact with like-minded peers. These groups participate in several music program events and service projects. These organizations include:

  • Mu Phi Epsilon
  • Kappa Kappa Psi
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Tau Beta Sigma