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 MusicRecruiter@twu.edu.
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.
Fall 2019 Student Information
- Placement exams in music history and music theory are given to all graduate music majors prior to the beginning of the Fall semester.
- Music Theory exams will take place on Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. in Room 304.
- Music History exams will take place on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m. in Room 304.
- Review our Graduate/Transfer Theory Placement Exam Guide (pdf).
- Review our Graduate/Transfer Theory Placement Exam Dictation Exercises.
- Review our Graduate Music History Placement Exam Guide (pdf).
- Information about auditions for Choirs is available on our choir auditions page.
- Information about auditions for Bands will be available on August 1 on our instrumental ensembles page.
The Texas Woman’s University Flute Choir will perform showcase a concert at the 2019 National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, August 2. The performance will include the premiere of “On Broad and Rolling Plains,” a newly commissioned work for the ensemble by composer Peter Senchuk. Three TWU graduate flute students were also selected by competitive audition to perform with the Professional Flute Choir. Giovanni Perez, Paula Hartsough, and Caitlin Rose will rehearse and perform as part of the ensemble that is comprised of professional flutists from throughout the United States and Canada.
The Texas Woman's University Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Joni Jensen, Director of Choral Activities, has been selected to perform at the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association Centennial Clinic/Convention in San Antonio, Texas! This event is the largest of its kind and draws over 29,000 music educators, clinicians, exhibitors, students and their families each year. Congratulations to the Concert Choir and Dr. Jensen on this incredible achievement!
The Texas Woman's University Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Carter Biggers, Director of Bands, has been selected to perform at the 2020 College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Divisional Conference in Norman, Oklahoma! Congratulations to the Wind Symphony and Dr. Biggers on this wonderful achievement!
The Texas Woman's University Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Joni Jensen professor of voice and director of choral activities, presented a 30-minute program twice at the 2019 American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) 60th Anniversary Jubilee National Conference Friday, March 1, 2019. The conference was held at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in downtown Kansas City.
Concerts and Performances
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.
While pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree in music at TWU, you will benefit from:
- Specialized faculty mentors who are invested in your success.
- Vocal and instrumental ensemble opportunities.
- Small class sizes.
- State-of-the-art facilities.
- Active student organizations.
- Concerts and performances featuring faculty, students and guests.
- Travel and study abroad opportunities.
- A wide variety of scholarships.
- Graduate assistantships.
- Distinguished alumni networks in your field.
Page last updated 6:34 PM, July 25, 2019