Program Summary

With dedicated, experienced faculty, the Music Program prepares students for university level music study. This program is for those who are interested in careers in music, whether as professional musicians, singers, or educators. There are also numerous elective options for students who want to learn more about music or participate in choral and instrumental ensembles.


Larry McCordLarry McCord
Program Coordinator 


Visual and Performing Arts Faculty

Instrumental Ensembles

Instrumental ensembles include Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Brass Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and Hood’s Texas Brigade Brass Band. These groups give at least two concerts per year and play at home basketball games. They also perform at the State Fair of Texas, at area schools, and for community activities. Membership is open to any student with previous band experience or with approval of the director. 

Vocal Ensembles

Vocal ensembles include Chorale, Vocal Ensemble, and Men’s and Women’s Ensembles. All groups are in demand for programs and perform several concerts each year beginning with the State Fair of Texas. Membership is open to any student with previous choral experience or with approval of the director.

Scholarship Information 

Music scholarships are awarded to students who participate in band and choir. Non-majors as well as majors are eligible for music scholarships and eligibility is based on ability, experience, attitude, and recommendations.

Choir Scholarship
Band Scholarship

Music Major Transfer Classes 

  • Applied Music
  • Ensembles
  • Elementary Sight-singing & Ear Training
  • Techniques of Woodwind Instruments
  • Techniques of Brass Instruments
  • Techniques of Percussion Instruments
  • Vocal Diction
  • Survey of Music Literature
  • Elementary Harmony
  • Intermediate Sight-singing & Ear Training
  • Intermediate Harmony 

Applied Music 

  • Piano
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Voice

Non-Major Music Courses 

  • Class Guitar
  • Class Piano
  • Class Voice
  • Ensembles
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Music Appreciation
  • American Popular Music 


Music Education Plan

Music (Instrumental) 
Field of Study
60 Credit Hours 

Music (Vocal) 
Field of Study
60 Credit Hours

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