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Music

Fall 2018 TAMIU Faculty Concert

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 collaboration 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

PROGRAM:

Why major in music at TAMIU? We offer a dedicted facutly, highly respected in their field in an affordable, professional environment with small class sizes so YOU get the individual attention ciritical 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.

3-year music class rotation

2018-19 

2019-20

2020-21

TAMIU All-State/Regional Audition Clinics: Register by August 30, 2019!

TAMIU will be offering FREE TMEA All-State/Regional Audition clinics on 9/7 and 9/14. The dates and times for your instrument are below.

9/7/19
9:00 a.m. - trumpet, trombone, euphonium
11:00 a.m. - tuba, percussion, horn

9/14/19
9:00 a.m. - flutes, clarinets (all), oboe
11:00 a.m. - saxophone (all), bassoons, strings (all)

 

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS:

All music students, majors and minors, must audition for a panel of music faculty to be accepted into the program. You may be awarded a scholarship based on your audition. You will be notified within 10 days about the results of your audition. Complete this form to reserve an audition date. Our office will then contact you to confirm a date. 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. TAMIU will provide an accompanist for all vocalist auditions, and the accompanist will provide the student with a short rehearsal before the scheduled audition. Please be aware that there is a $40 fee for this service. Students may also bring their own pianist or an accompaniment track on USB stick or CD.  

  • 11/9/19
  • 2/8/20
  • 3/28/20
  • 4/18/20

 Audition form


Full-time FACULTY:

Adjunct faculty:

  • Tomas Aguilar - trombone
  • Melissa Hinojosa - flute
  • Orlando Medrano - french horn
  • John Reimund - euphonium/tuba
  • Dr. Xiaohu Zhou - saxophone, double reeds

ENSEMBLES:

Symphonic Band
Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Singers
Mariachi Internacional
Guitar Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Jazz Band