For more than 100 years, we have provided students with an unparalleled academic and musical experience through performing, teaching, conducting and composing music. With over 300 music students, the School of Music offers world-class performing experiences while maintaining small class sizes that are taught by actual professors, not graduate students.

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All-Steinway School

Steinway School with Spirio Designation

Texas A&M University-Commerce was the first college or university to earn the distinction of becoming an All-Steinway School with Spirio Designation. Steinway pianos provide the highest quality experience for piano performers and audience members. They are among the world's leading manufacturers of concert instruments, and the Steinway brand is synonymous with excellence. The newly developed Spirio technology incorporates 21st-century innovation to provide an engaging teaching and learning experience for performers, audiences, teachers and students. The technology allows for interaction with pianists around the globe and across the span of time through the wireless linking of instruments.

Logo designating A&M-Commerce as an All-Steinway School

Join the Department of Music

Audition to gain acceptance to the program as a major or non-major and to become eligible for graduate assistantships and scholarships.

Explore Our Programs

Music (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Music is a liberal studies degree that can prepare you for any number of music or music-related career fields. This program allows for more flexibility for students to design their own degree program. In the BA, you will also select a minor in a different department, with the help of your academic advisor. The music BA plus a minor in a different area can lead to any number of opportunities in graduate school or career options.

Music Education (BM)

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree, combined with professional education requirements, provides students with the information and skills to be a music educator at all levels and prepares them to take the exams for teacher certification in Texas. Though students are prepared to teach instrumental and vocal music at all grade levels, the curriculum allows them to select one of three areas of emphasis: (1) elementary general—preparation for teaching general music in the elementary grades, (2) secondary choral—preparation for organizing and directing choral organizations at the secondary level; or (3) secondary instrumental—preparation for directing bands and orchestras at the secondary level.

Performance (BM)

Engage in a wide variety of performance opportunities. The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree develops your technical skills and abilities through large ensembles, chamber playing, solo performances and more.

Music (MM)

Students in the Master of Music program choose either an emphasis in performance (applied music or conducting) or music education. The M.M. with an emphasis in performance develops specific music skills and abilities to a high degree in the fields of instrumental and vocal performance and conducting. The M.M. with an emphasis in music education focuses on teacher training at the elementary and secondary levels.

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Our Facilities

Our Music Building received an Outstanding Design Award from American School and University Magazine in 2012. It features state-of-the-art performance, rehearsal and instruction facilities, and is a landmark that raises the stature of the department of music for both performance and music education.

Class room spaces.

Classrooms and Practice Rooms

The Music Building features multiple classrooms, as well as studio space and private practice rooms. These include spaces for elementary music, piano labs, percussion rooms and more.

Rehearsal spaces.

Rehearsal Spaces

The Music Building features five dedicated rehearsal spaces for vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as piano and electronic music labs.

Jack and Lou Finney Concert Hall.

Performance spaces

The Jack and Lou Finney Concert Hall seats up to 600 and has featured world-premiers of multiple works as well as the school-wide annual Holiday Gala concert. In addition, a recital hall seating 75 gives students a space to perform their solo recitals.

Music Building on Campus.

Music Building

The current A&M-Commerce Music Building was opened in 2010. This $29 million facility is home to the university’s 300+ music students and multiple ensembles.

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GIVING Opportunities

When you give to the Music Excellence Fund, your tax-deductible donation will be used to assist our current and future students with critical needs including scholarships and program enhancements. Additionally, through purposeful intent, the Department of Music will use your gifts to pursue new priorities and initiatives to further music education and performance that will have a lasting impact. Please contact the Office of Philanthropy and Engagement at [email protected] or 903.468.8180

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

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Conducting and Ensemble Faculty




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Music Theory and Music History

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Mission Statement

The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce promotes excellence in music through the rigorous study of music history, literature, theory, composition, pedagogy and the preparation of music performance in applied study and ensembles to meet the highest standards of aesthetic expression.

Our Vision

The Department of Music:

  • Provides opportunities for all students to enhance their perception, comprehension, performance and, ultimately, appreciation of music.
  • Prepares students to be leaders in music education, music performance and other related fields of the performing arts.
  • Fosters creative activities and the intellectual pursuit of knowledge about music.
  • Enriches the lives of the students and faculty of A&M–Commerce and the communities of the state and nation with inspirational performances and stimulating educational opportunities.

Our Values

As a department, we value

  • Actionable pursuit of excellence in scholarship, pedagogy and artistry;
  • Curriculum, repertoire, representation and ideas that equip students and faculty to maneuver as engaged citizens in cultural leadership and global awareness;
  • Curiosity and creativity as individuals and as collaborative artists;
  • Professionalism and collegiality among students, faculty, and staff, culminating in a culture of trust and mutual respect.


Texas A&M University-Commerce is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Questions regarding accreditation may be directed to NASM:

  • Address: 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248
  • Phone number: 703.437.0700
  • Email: [email protected]

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
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