Music Instrument Contract for TAMIU music students (available starting 8/9/21)

Mission Statement

Upon graduating from our program, our students will be:

  • Musicians with the highest performing skills possible capable of making critical decisions toward effective communication to their students and audience.
  • Musicians who are life learners, prepared for a career in the ever-changing musical world of the 21st
  • Musicians who participate actively collaborate with faculty in research and performances.
  • Musicians who are trained to think critically and incorporate the diverse elements of their training into their musical endeavors.
  • Musicians who are prepared to educate future musicians and foster an appreciation of the diverse musical culture of the world


Why major in music at TAMIU? We offer a dedicated faculty, highly respected in their field in an affordable, professional environment with small class sizes so YOU get the individual attention critical for a successful college career. Our program is housed in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Program highlights include:

  • Music Scholarships available for music majors and minors
  • 800-seat Recital Hall
  • 450 seat Theatre
  • An "All Steinway School" (piano majors)
  • Complete collection of high-quality wind, percussion, and string instruments for use
  • Soundproof practice rooms
  • 24-station iMac Computer lab
  • Yamaha Clavinova 14-seat Piano Lab
  • 69 rank Sharkey Corrigan Pipe organ built by the Kegg Organ Company

Degree Plans

What MARKETABLE SKILLS will I develop in my music degree at TAMIU?

TAMIU offers 3 undergraduate degrees in music plus a minor. For details on these degrees, click on the links below. An audition is required for all major degree plans as well as the minor.
  • BME (Bachelor of Music Education (131 credits)
    • you want to become certified to teach music K-12.
  • BM in Performance (120 credits)
    • you are considering continuing on for a Masters degree in music.
  • BA in Music with Double Major (120 credits)
    • you want a liberal arts experience in two areas of interest, an attractive quality employers desire.
  • Music Minor (18 credits)
    • you want to stay involved in music with a major in another area.

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3-year music class rotation





Scholarship Auditions: Now Accepting Video Auditions 

All music majors and minors must audition for a panel of music faculty to be accepted into the program. Submit a link on the form to a YouTube or Vimeo page to view.

You may be awarded a scholarship based on your audition. You will be notified within 10 days about the results of your audition. Complete the Audition form below, and submit your video link (for video audition). Should you choose to audition in person, you will be contacted with a time for your audition. We suggest you prepare 2 contrasting solos for your audition. For vocalists, these solo pieces must be from the classical repertoire and performed from memory. 

For consideration of a music scholarship for Fall 2021, your form must be submitted by August 1, 2021.

Audition form

Student Resources

Full-time Faculty

Adjunct faculty


Symphonic Band
Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Singers
Mariachi Internacional
Guitar Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Jazz Band