Music Enrichment and Travel Experience
One unique aspect of our degree
program is the inclusion of this
national and international
cultural travel experience. All
music degree candidates at
Texas Wesleyan are "required"
to enjoy this opportunity at least
once during their tenure in the
The music faculty at Texas Wesleyan University is well aware of career challenges facing students after graduation. We realize the demand for musical training in today's employment climate is vastly different than last century’s, and so we believe it is no longer realistic to apply 20th century educational traditions to 21st century culture and economy. Consequently, our focus is shifting from creating highly-skilled, specialized laborers to preparing balanced citizens who will serve their communities with music as one of their primary skills.
We prepare young musicians to become advocates for themselves, for music, for all the arts and for the best our society can be. We want to help students find new ways to connect with audiences on and off stage, bringing in new listeners without offending old. Our students acquire skills beyond traditional musical techniques, develop strategies for communicative performing, build meaningful interactive presentations and think critically about their relationship to audience and community. To do this, our students must converse well, think clearly, write persuasively and still perform excellently. Our new curriculum includes integrated arts study and musical enrichment and travel experiences that inform students about their world and wider opportunities for their artistic endeavors and creative contributions.
Texas Wesleyan University is also home to wonderful Music Venues.
0041. Recital Lab 0 hours
Small chamber music ensembles (saxophone quartet, woodwind quintet, jazz combo, piano accompanying, etc.) rehearse regularly, have weekly lessons, and perform in recital at least once during the semester. Open by audition to experienced instrumentalists.
2202. Music Theory III 2 hours
Before 1989, Texas Wesleyan
University was Texas
Wesleyan College. This
designation is still displayed
atop the Oneal-Sells
Administration Building, itself a
Texas Historical Landmark.
"The best part of teaching is interacting with students."
Department of Music
Location: Ann Waggoner
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm