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Join a diverse and connected community dedicated to creating unforgettable performance opportunities and compelling academic experiences in Fort Worth and beyond. Choose from concentrations in brass, church music, music education, music theory/composition, organ, percussion, piano pedagogy, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds. The TCU School of Music will challenge you to grow and excel personally and musically as we prepare you to join the next generation of world-changing teachers, performers, scholars, composers and arts advocates. 

As a comprehensive music school within a liberal-arts university, we’re large enough to offer world-class musical opportunities, yet small enough to ensure a personalized musical experience with one-on-one mentoring from leading experts. At the same time, You’ll be part of the larger TCU community—a highly ranked national university providing students with unique intellectual challenges and unlimited opportunities.

We offer the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in performance in the following areas: organ, piano, piano pedagogy, wind and percussion instruments, strings, and voice.

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Sample Courses


  • World Music for Music Majors
  • Ear Training
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Diction for Singers
  • Instrumentation
  • History of Sacred Music
  • Survey of Opera Literature
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Special Admission Requirements


There are special requirements for admission to the School of Music for undergraduate, graduate and artist diploma programs.

Our Faculty


Study with our 75 outstanding faculty members, as well as leading guest artists and scholars from around the world.

What Sets Us Apart


We host over 300 musical events each year, from annual festivals to guest artist recitals. Students participate in a wide variety of performance opportunities.

Career Prospects


At TCU, you’ll graduate with the skills — collaboration, creativity, organization and leadership — to pursue a successful career inside and outside the arts. Some music graduates decide to attend law or medical school. Others continue their graduate studies at prestigious universities and conservatories across the country.

With a job placement rate over 90 percent, our graduates have gone on to succeed as public and private school teachers, church music directors, freelance musicians, arts administrators, music producers and professional musicians in symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles or opera companies.