Fall TAMIU Faculty Concert
instrument checkouts will be July 15-17 9:00-4:00
Music Instrument Contract
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
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
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.
3-year music class rotation
Scholarship Auditions: Now Accepting Video Auditions
All music students, majors and minors, must audition for a panel of music faculty to be accepted into the program. You have two options: choose a date below to come to campus and audition or submit a video of your performance to firstname.lastname@example.org. The video should be in mp4 format, or a link to a YouTube 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 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.
- Dr. Mark Boseman, Assistant Professor - percussion
- Dr. Colin Campbell, Assistant Professor - organ
- Ms. Dana Crabtree, Instructor - voice, choir
- Dr. Friedrich Gechter, Associate Professor - piano
- Dr. Tatiana Gorbunova, Assistant Professional - piano
- Dr. Yu-Mei Huang, Associate Professor - violin, viola
- Dr. Abby Lloyd, Assistant Professor - clarinet
- Dr. James Moyer, Associate Professor - department chair, band
- Mr. Jerry Quintero, Senior Lecturer - jazz band
- Dr. Gilberto Soto, Professor - guitar
- Mr. Brendan Townsend, Assistant Professor - cello, bass, Dir. Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra
- Tomas Aguilar - trombone
- Nicole Gillotti - trumpet, brass ensemble
- Melissa Hinojosa - flute
- Orlando Medrano - french horn, chamber ensemble
- John Reimund - euphonium/tuba
- Dr. Xiaohu Zhou - saxophone, double reeds