The Music Program of the Department of Fine Arts and Communication is committed to providing high quality education in music. Students in our program develop the skills required to lead in music education and the music industry. The music program offers courses and performance opportunities to all students in a fine arts tradition.
The Bachelor of Music degree offers concentrations including:
- vocal performance
- instrumental performance
- vocal music education
- instrumental music education
- music business
Our comprehensive musical education serves as the foundation for a career in music. Coupled with the certification requirements of the Education Department, students will qualify to teach music to grades K-12 in public or private schools.
Sul Ross State University also offers the BM degree in Music Business, as well as in pre-music therapy. For those students not interested in certification, the music program can also prepare students for opportunities in the music field such as teaching in the private studio, music business and merchandising, music composition and arranging, and music technology.
Students may also choose Music as a Minor. A music minor affords the student the opportunity to develop musical skills and to further explore musical creativity. To complete a Music Minor, students must earn at least 18 semester credit hours in Music coursework. Required courses include FA 1303, Fundamentals of Music OR MUS 1311, Theory I and MUS 1116, Ear Training 1. Students must complete four hours of vocal or instrumental ensembles and no more than four of these count toward the 18 semester credit hours total. Students also take six hours of upper division work, including upper-level applied lessons.
The Department of Fine Arts and Communication also offers select graduate courses in music that can be applied to the Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Education, or as a minor for other masters’ programs.