Music

Music
The School of Music endeavors to provide an important arts emphasis to the liberal arts education and to produce qualified musicians and music educators. 

The inclusion of music in the liberal arts curriculum ensures that all students at Texas Lutheran University will have an opportunity to experience the vital role that music can play in their cultural, aesthetic, and religious lives.

The School of Music strives to stimulate growth in the appreciation of music among all members of the student body, and it provides professional training for those interested in a career in music. In addition, the School of Music contributes musically to the total life of the campus.

The School of Music offers programs leading to a bachelor of music with concentration in either music education, performance, or the bachelor of arts degree in music. Students not majoring in music may earn credit in band, choir, chamber orchestra and applied music for satisfying minimum degree requirements. A maximum of four semester hours in band, choir or chamber orchestra may be applied toward graduation. Additional credits earned would be in excess and not creditable toward degree requirements.  The TLU School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Music Programs

Bachelor's degrees in Music

  • Bachelor of Music in All-Level Music Education, Vocal Emphasis

    60 semester hours, including MUSI 111, 112, 131, 132, 211, 212, 223, 231, 232, 235, 301, 327, 328, 332, 335, 339, 375, 376; MUED 472, 432B; two hours from AMU_ 118c, 114c, 115c, 117c; AMU_ 111p, 112p, 211p, 212p, 311p, 312p, 411p, 412p; two hours additional AMU lessons and/or classes; two hours MUSI 118 with enrollment in each semester enrolled; enrollment in piano study until proficiency completed. See Education section for additional guidelines regarding admission to the teacher education program.

  • Bachelor of Music in All-Level Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis

    60 semester hours, including MUSI 110, 111, 112, 131, 132, 211, 212, 214, 231, 232, 235, 301, 327, 328, 332, 339, 375, 376; MUED 472, 432A; AMU_ 113c, 114c, 115c, 116c, 117c, 111p, 112p, 211p, 212p, 311p, 312p, 411p, 412p; two hours additional AMU lessons and/or classes; two hours MUSI 114 or 117 with enrollment in each semester enrolled; enrollment in piano study until proficiency completed. See Education section for additional guidelines regarding admission to the teacher education program.

  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

    60 semester hours, including MUSI 111, 112, 131, 132, 211, 212, 223, 231, 232, 235, 302, 327, 335B, 375, 376, 402, 431B; MUED 472; AMU_ 121a, 122a, 221a, 222a, 321a, 322a, 421a, 422a; two hours MUSI 314; two hours MUSI 118 with enrollment in each semester enrolled; two hours secondary lessons; enrollment in piano study until proficiency completed.

  • Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

    60 semester hours, including MUSI 111, 112, 131, 132, 211, 212, 231, 232, 235, 302, 327, 335A or 335C, 339, 375, 376, 402; MUSI 431A or 431C; MUED 472; AMU_ 121a, 122a, 221a, 222a, 321a, 322a, 421a, 422a; two hours secondary lessons and/or from AMU_ 113c, 114c, 115c, 116c, 117c, and/or MUSI 214; two hours MUSI 114 or 117 with enrollment in each semester enrolled; enrollment in piano study until proficiency completed.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music

    33 semester hours, including MUSI 111, 112, 131, 132, 211, 212, 231, 232, 235, 301, 327, 401; MUED 472 or any MUSI 300 or above; AMU_ 111p, 112p, 211p, 212p, 311p, 312p, 411p, 412p; one hour MUSI 114, 117 or 118 with enrollment in each semester enrolled; enrollment in piano study until proficiency completed.

Minor in Music

23 hours, including MUSI 111, 112, 131, 132, 235; AMU_ 111p, 112p, 211p, 212p; two hours MUSI 114, 117 or 118 with enrollment each semester enrolled; six hours upper division music courses.

Supporting courses for Bachelor of Arts in Music 

15 semester hours, including MUSI 375 or 376; three hours of either visual arts or dramatic media; nine hours to be determined in consultation with advisor.

View the Music Student Handbook.

Music Faculty

Douglas R. Boyer

Professor, School of Music Director, Department Chair

Beth Bronk

Assoc. Professor

Shaaron Conoly

Assoc. Professor

Eric Daub

Assoc. Professor

Eliza Jeffords

Director of Strings

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Why TLU?

The School of Music provides professional training to those who wish to pursue careers in music and music education. It also offers opportunities to students from all majors to enhance their musical education by electing to study music, either from among the academic offerings (music history, literature or theory) or performance (piano, organ, instrumental, voice, and vocal or instrumental ensembles). Students interested in music have several performance opportunities, including the annual Choir Tour and popular Vespers.

View the School of Music calendar for upcoming concerts and performances.

Scholarship Auditions

Performance Award in Music
Up to $2,000 per year

Jones Fine Arts Scholarship for Music Majors 
$2,000-$4,000 per year

Da Capo Award for Music Majors
Up to Full Tuition per year

Scholarship Audition Dates 

Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 22 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Get more information about music scholarships, auditions and applying.