What you need to apply

You'll need to audition for the
music faculty. Contact Adrian
Bumgarner at or call her
at 817-531-4922 to schedule an audition.

Scholarship Opportunities

The department has performance
-based scholarships available.  Contact Adrian
Bumgarner at or
call her at 817-531-4922.


Jerry Bierschenk, D.M.A.
Music Department Chair
Ann Waggoner Fine Arts
Building, #203

The power of music is indescribable – a great musician can articulate words, emotions and images with a single note. A life filled with music is made immeasurably better by its presence. The Department of Music builds your technical skills, equips you for success as a performer or educator and readies you to pursue graduate studies or professional opportunities.

What Are Some Potential Careers?
  • Public and Private Education (Certification available)
  • The Music Business
  • Teaching Private Lessons
  • As a Professional Musician
What Courses Would I Take?
  • Private instrument or voice classes
  • Theory, history and literature classes
  • Ensemble classes
What Else Can I Do?
  • Perform in ensembles or as a soloist at university-wide events
  • Perform at the President’s Honors Concert
  • Travel to and perform in locations around the world -- like China!
  • Join music societies like Sigma Alpha Iota
  • Join band/instrumental societies like Kappa Kappa Psi
  • Perform in off-campus events
What if I Want to Teach?

No problem. We offer a certification through the School of Education that prepares you to teach at all levels.

You'll take 13 hours of education classes and get the classroom experience you need with six hours of student teaching.

What's a Good Minor?
Where Are Your Students Now?
  • Professional musicians: Across the country
  • Company members: Casa Manana in Fort Worth
  • Graduate schools: Texas Woman’s University, SMU and Hartt School of Music
  • Teaching: Nolan Catholic High School, Burleson ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Duncanville ISD and Lake Worth Christian School, private lessons
Contact Us
Admissions & Aid

Location: Baker-Martin House
Phone: 817-531-4422
Toll Free: 800-580-8980
Fax: 817-531-7515

Office Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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