Course Overview

As a student in the TCU School of Music, you’ll excel and grow as an artist in a program that is large enough to provide a wealth of musical opportunities, yet small enough to guarantee a personalized musical education. TCU’s NASM-accredited Music program prepares students to become future teachers, performers, scholars, conductors, and composers.

  • Become the best performer you can be; study under the guidance and encouragement of a world-class faculty; experience a wide range of musical styles by attending hundreds of concerts and master classes; deepen your understanding of all repertoires; and open your ears to new sounds and experiences.
  • Contribute to Fort Worth culture by performing in large ensemble, chamber recitals, and studio recitals, and at theaters, clubs, and churches throughout the Metroplex.
  • Travel and play music around the world in places such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Italy, Austria, and Indonesia.
  • Experience truly world-class musical study and experiences in an environment small enough to ensure personal attention.

Course Examples by Year

The Music program includes courses such as:

Music Theory and Ear Training
Music History
Studio Lessons (instruments and or voice)
Instrumental/Voice Pedagogy
Large Ensembles and Chamber Music

As a Music student, you may choose to major in Performance (Piano; Organ; Wind and Percussion; or Voice), Music Education (Band; Orchestra; Choral Studies; or Piano Pedagogy), Church Music, or Theory/Composition. Admission into the TCU School of Music is determined 66 by a live audition. To learn more about the admission requirements, please visit

Where Graduates Go

TCU School of Music graduates have continued their studies at prestigious institutions such as the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, the Cincinnati Conservatory, the Yale School of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and the Royal Academy of Music (London). Recent career choices include teaching in public and private schools; directing church music programs; performing for international competitions, professional opera companies and chamber music festivals; and working in the music and film industries.