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The Moores School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and a member of the Texas Association of Music Schools. We challenge our students with a rigorous musical education, but the world-class faculty in each of our divisions support them with individual attention and commitment to their success.



  • Bachelor of Music

    The Bachelor of Music provides an intense focus on music, with students required to choose a performance concentration in piano, organ, voice, wind, brass, strings, or percussion. In addition, they can choose to pursue elective studies in Teacher Certification (music education), Music Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership, Music Theory, Composition, or Religion.
  • Bachelor of Arts

    The Bachelor of Arts in Music is primarily a liberal arts degree but with a strong concentration in the field of music. It is aimed at students who want a broad, classic education or who are interested in combining musical expertise with another field via a double major or double degree program.
  • Minors

    Minors in Music Literature/History, Music Theory, and Interdisciplinary Arts allow non-music undergraduates to integrate musical study into their formal degree.
  • Master of Music

    The Masters in Music program provides exceptional instruction for graduate students who want to focus on performance, teaching, conducting, composing, or scholarship in musicology or music theory.
  • Doctor of Musical Arts

    The Doctoral program is aimed at students who have already earned their Masters degree in Music but want further formal study. It prepares these students for a careers as professors and scholars and helps dedicated performers and composers hone their skills and credentials.
  • Certificate in Music Performance

    The Certificate in Music Performance is an intensive, two-year, postbaccalaureate program focusing purely on performance.
  • Postbaccalaureate Teaching Certification

    Students already possessing an undergraduate degree in music may pursue teaching certification through a Post-Baccalaureate Certification. This program results in an EC-12 Music certification for the state of Texas. An individualized Certification Plan is developed for each student, which may credit courses taken towards certification requirements.

    Post-baccalaureate applicants for teacher certification in music must first apply to the Moores School of Music through Get Acceptd and provide the following materials: a) unofficial transcripts, b) statement of intent, c) two references, and d) a 15-minute video of a solo performance on a primary instrument or of classroom music teaching. Applicants must also complete an interview with a music education faculty member.