The Department of Music at Texas Woman’s University will develop your appreciation and understanding of the arts. We will help you express your own personal and cultural experience by implementing diverse approaches to music making, performance and research. Our dedicated faculty and staff will provide you with a liberal arts-based education that balances tradition and innovation, while preparing you for professional work, leadership and service in music education, music pedagogy, music performance and music therapy.


Visit our Auditions page to learn about audition dates, deadlines and details. For additional information, please contact our Music Recruiter, Joseph Reyes at

Entrance Auditions for Spring 2019 will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018.

Scholarship and Entrance Auditions for Fall 2019

  • January 26, 2019
  • February 9, 2019
  • March 2, 2019
  • April 13 (Entrance Only)

Degree Programs

We offer undergraduate degrees in music education, music therapy, music performance and liberal arts. We also offer a music minor and a music theatre certificate.

Our graduate degrees include master’s programs in music education, music therapy, music performance and music pedagogy.


Inaugural Performance on Newly Restored Mason & Hamlin Piano

Dr. Richard Shuster will present a recital of solo piano works at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in the MCL Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public. This is will be the inaugural performance on the newly restored instrument. About the instrument and recital, Shuster said "I’m thrilled to be giving a public recital on this newly restored 1960 Mason & Hamlin model CC concert grand piano. These American-made 9’ instruments are rather rare and unique and are known throughout the world for their warmth, subtlety,
versatility, and grit. I’d like for the TWU community to get to know what this instrument is capable of, so I’ve chosen a program of great music by Brahms, Fauré, Debussy and Ravel that demonstrates the multitude of sounds and colors it can produce. I love this piano because it allows me to express absolutely everything I want to say through this music. It is my hope that this piano, along with its twin, which is currently undergoing restoration--yes, we actually have two of these exquisite instruments at TWU!--will inspire students for decades to come. Special thanks to MikeTocquigny, Alejandro Miranda, and Cyril Aerts for their excellent work restoring these fine instruments and giving them a new life."

Concerts and Performances

For a real-time calendar, visit the TWU Department of Music's Google Calendar page.

Why TWU?

Music study at TWU has a long and distinguished history. Our department has been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1958, and our music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

TWU Concert Choir.
TWU Concert Choir.

While pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree in music at TWU, you will benefit from:

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