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Music (Keyboard, String, or Guitar Performance Concentration)

12 months
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
357 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
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The Music (Keyboard, String, or Guitar Performance Concentration) program from Texas State University prepares students to excel in the disciplines of music teaching, history, conducting, composition, theory, and performance.


To ensure that students’ music education is well-rounded and creatively inspired, Texas State offers a large variety of performing opportunities, including participation in opera productions, choir, orchestra, concert and marching bands, chamber ensembles, award-winning mariachi and salsa ensembles, and other vibrant cultural music groups.

Program Mission

Somos Músicos — “We are Musicians” — expresses with simplicity the solidarity of purpose and cooperation within an extraordinary community of musical artists, scholars, and composers: the students and faculty of the School of Music. The unified mission is threefold: to make music together, to develop the self and the art of music, and to contribute value to society.

Career Options

Students of the Music (Keyboard, String, or Guitar Performance Concentration) program from Texas State University will find a variety of career options:

  • authoring or editing music publications
  • composing/arranging music for film, professional ensembles or commercial projects
  • conducting professional ensembles
  • performing with opera companies, symphony orchestras,
  • jazz ensembles or Latin ensembles
  • teaching in public or private schools, colleges and private studios
  • writing professional articles and textbooks

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Literature of the Baroque
  • Survey of the 20th- and 21 st-Century Music
  • Music Literature of the Middle Ages to Renaissance
  • Opera History
  • Song Literature
  • Music Literature- Viennese Classical
  • Music Literature- Nineteenth-Century Romantic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree in music from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work in music
  • audition/portfolio and interview (Requirements vary by concentration. Visit the department's website for detailed instructions.)
  • resume/CV (maximum three pages) including name, address, email address, education (degrees or special certifications), professional experience, scholarship awards, special recognitions, articles or presentations, selected community activity, and other information pertinent to the desired degree and concentration
  • statement of purpose (400-600 words with your name and email in the header) 
  • three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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