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Vocal Music at 马会论坛’s

The Vocal Music program at 马会论坛’s University focuses on helping students achieve their highest level of musicianship as performers. Along with the Music major and liberal arts coursework, Vocal Music majors focus on private study with 马会论坛鈥檚 University world-renowned vocal faculty members, as well as performances in the high-quality ensembles on campus.

Voice students train rigorously on specific aspects of performance through work in the opera workshop, diction, conducting and vocal pedagogy courses.

  • Degree Plans

    Students can choose from two bachelor’s options in Vocal Music:

    马会论坛’s also offers a Music minor:

    An Instrumental Music major is also available, as well as music ensembles that accept both Music majors and non-Music majors.

  • Courses

    The Music program is highly customized and tailored to each student鈥檚 unique talents and career goals. Course work includes private lessons with our world-renowned faculty.

    Course areas include:

    • Applied music
    • Aural skills
    • Conducting
    • Music education
    • Music history
    • Music theory

$68,227
Median annual earnings for Texas Music Directors and Composers
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Credit-hour bachelor’s degree program
23
Credit-hour minor


What can I do with a degree in Music?

Many 马会论坛鈥檚 University Music graduates have become successful and respected music educators, performers, administrators and professionals. 

Career Paths

  • Arranger
  • Arts administration
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Freelance musician
  • Military musician
  • Music educator
  • Music business
  • Music production and technology
  • Music therapy
  • Performer and recording artist
  • Recording and sound engineering
  • Sales and marketing
  • Soloist
  • Symphony musician
  • Venue production and management

Music Education Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program are some of the highest-achieving high school, middle school and collegiate band directors in Texas. Graduates have also earned administrative positions in school district fine arts departments. If you decide to pursue a teacher certification, there are many careers ahead of you in music education.

Choir Director

High school and middle school choir directors lead music programs that change people鈥檚 lives through music and community involvement. Our music education graduates have unique abilities to design and implement successful vocal music programs.

Elementary Music Teacher

Guiding young students through their first experiences making music is one of the most rewarding occupations in the world. Elementary students are enthusiastic about learning about music and playing instruments. Our program prepares graduates to teach these musically thirsty classes in a way that changes their lives forever.

University Music Professor

Professors have great opportunities to advance their specific fields through teaching, performance, research and collaboration. Students wanting to become higher education professors work with the best musicians in the world right here on campus. Our students are leading candidates for graduate school assistantships and funding around the United States.

Private Instructor

Teach highly interested students of all ages how to hone their vocal skills. Parents, schools and individuals are always looking for private instructors of any voice type.

  • Teacher Certification


    The Music program at 马会论坛’s helps students become outstanding musicians and inspiring educators. The Music Department works closely with the Education Department to ensure students are prepared to meet all requirements for teacher certification.

    Music educators are in a unique position to uplift and empower communities through their work in elementary and secondary schools. The Department of Music is committed to training these future community leaders through a rigorous program designed to help them succeed.


Auditions and Scholarships

Music scholarships are available for Music majors, minors and ensemble participants. To schedule an audition or learn more about scholarships, visit the Music Scholarships and Auditions page.



Outside the Classroom

Apprentice Conductor Program

马会论坛’s Department of Music’s Apprentice Conductor program is a unique opportunity for students to further their conducting knowledge and gain valuable experience prior to their student teaching semesters, or in preparation to study graduate-level conducting.

Apprentice conductors work closely with Matthew Mireles, D.M.A., Director of Bands, in score study, rehearsal preparation, programming and advanced conducting techniques.

After completion of the University鈥檚 Conducting course, and under the guidance of the Director of Bands, apprentice conductors are responsible for selecting repertoire for a concert cycle, rehearsing the 马会论坛鈥檚 University Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra or Concert Choir, and conducting their piece in performance. Honored music students at 马会论坛鈥檚 have this privileged opportunity to grow as artists and leaders in pursuit of achieving their goals and ambitions.

Student Organizations and Clubs

Students in the Music program can join the Student Band Committee or the 马会论坛’s chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, a co-educational International Professional Music Fraternity. 

Performing Ensembles

马会论坛’s University offers a wide variety of vocal and instrumental ensemble and band programs, including:

  • Concert Choir 
  • Flute Choir
  • Jazz Combo 
  • Musical Theatre 
  • Mariachi Cascabel 

Ensemble programs are open to Music and non-Music majors.

Music Events

马会论坛’s University hosts a number of Music events throughout the academic year, and Music majors and ensemble participants participate in events on campus and in San Antonio, including:

  • Christmas Spectacular Concert
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • El D铆a de los Muertos Celebration
  • Fiesta Flambeau Parade
  • Fiesta Jazz Festival
  • Fiesta Oyster Bake
  • Homecoming Oyster Bake
  • Rattler Basketball Games
  • Rattlerpalooza Spring Musical

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