The TCU School of Music

The TCU School of Music is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution that features a distinguished, renowned faculty and a talented, energetic student body.

One of TCU’s designated Centers of Focus, the TCU School of Music offers an exciting musical environment in which students grow as artists, educators, and individuals. Music at TCU is a multi-faceted experience that provides many opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, TCU’s program provides professional training for performers, teachers, scholars, and composers, while offering a broad array of undergraduate courses for non-music majors. In addition, recitals, masterclasses, and seminars by faculty and guest artists enrich the regular curricular offerings. Award-winning student choral, orchestral, winds and percussion and jazz ensembles with opera and chamber music groups form the core of the hundreds of performances that annually enrich Fort Worth and the metroplex’s already strong cultural climate. The TCU School of Music is committed to the expansion and generation of new music, evidenced by recent commissions and premieres.

TCU’s renowned faculty members are leaders in the fields of performance, music education, scholarly pursuit, and conducting. More than 70 faculty members are dedicated to providing the very best music education for TCU’s 300 music students. Students come from all over the world to pursue their degrees at TCU, where they enjoy a special relationship with their faculty mentors. TCU music alums populate the globe in pursuit of their music careers, having distinguished themselves as performers, educators, scholars, and composers.

BassHallScholarship support is available for eligible undergraduate and graduate music majors as well as for non-majors interested in performing in university ensembles. We encourage you to find out more about the TCU School of Music by visiting our website or by making an appointment to tour our school and campus.


22The School of Music primarily is housed in TCU's Ed Landreth Hall and the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts. Ed Landreth Hall contains teaching, practice, and rehearsal facilities as well as a historic, 1200-seat auditorium with sperb acoustics. School instruments include numerous grand and upright pianos, four pipe organs, two harpsichords, a clavichord, brass and wind instruments, and a collection of Renaissance and Baroque Period instruments. renowned faculty members are leaders in the fields of performance, music education, scholarly pursuit, and conducting.

BassHallThe Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts houses a 325-seat recital hall of unprecedented design with outstanding acoustics (PepsiCo Recital Hall), an instrumental rehearsal hall, a choral rehearsal hall, and a piano wing furnished exclusively with Steinway pianos (Texas' first All-Steinway School) that includes teaching studios, practice rooms, and an electronic piano laboratory.

A large, comprehensive music library complete with recordings, reference books, texts, scores, and listening rooms is housed in the Mary Couts Burnett Library, with the Upchurch studio for Electro-Acoustic Music and other School of Music programs housed in Jarvis Hall, Music Building South, Foster Hall, and Waits Hall.