Music

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
  • 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'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
Degree Information

B.A., Music
B.M., with All-Level Certification


What you need to apply

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


Scholarship Opportunities

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


Contact

John Fisher
Music Department Chair
Ann Waggoner Fine Arts
Building, #206
jfisher@txwes.edu
817-531-4978


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