About

The TCU School of Music is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution that features distinguished faculty and talented student body of 325+ majors and hundreds of non-majors. As one of TCU’s designated Centers of Focus, the School of Music creates an exciting musical environment where students grow as artists, educators, and individuals.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, TCU’s program provides professional training for performers, teachers, scholars and composers, plus a broad array of undergraduate courses for non-music majors.

Award-winning student orchestral, winds and percussion groups; jazz ensembles; and choral, opera and chamber music groups form the core of the hundreds of performances that expand Fort Worth and the Metroplex’s strong cultural climate. Recitals, master classes and seminars by faculty and guest artists enrich the curriculum. The TCU School of Music is committed to the expansion and generation of new music, evidenced by recent commissions and premieres.

More than 70 TCU faculty members are leaders in performance, music education, scholarship and conducting. Students come from all over the world to TCU, where they enjoy a special relationship with their faculty mentors. TCU music alumni populate the globe in pursuit of their music careers, having distinguished themselves as performers, educators, scholars and composers including positions in major orchestras, as faculty members in prestigious universities, professional conductors, and performers in various other musical ensembles.

TCU School of Music Mission

To foster excellence in performance, teaching, creativity, and scholarship while affirming music as an integral part of a classic liberal arts education.

TCU School of Music Vision

To become a world-class university school of music, acknowledged as one of the finest in the country.

TCU School of Music Goals

• Maximize enrollment and faculty size to enable a level of musical excellence commensurate with that of top-tier music programs.

• Provide facilities, equipment, and technology necessary to support programs of international stature and to serve as an aid in student and faculty recruiting.

• Offer programs of study that facilitate music learning and enhance our focus areas of large ensemble performance and piano.

If music is your passion, TCU is your school.

Welcome to the TCU School of Music! We are a vibrant and diverse community committed to excellence in performance, teaching, creativity, and scholarship in music. Whether your goal is to become a performing professional musician, to keep your love of music alive while pursuing other academic interests, or anything in between, the School of Music has opportunities available for you. We are a comprehensive music program, offering a range of degrees and majors, and our talented faculty and dedicated staff are ready to help you on your musical journey. We pride ourselves on the individualized attention that every student receives. Click here to learn more about our areas of study and our ensembles.

We are especially proud of the new, state-of-the-art TCU Music Center and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, a beautiful rehearsal and performance space on campus, and we can’t wait to host our first concerts there in the Spring of 2022.

I invite you to explore our website and discover all the great things our program has to offer. For more information, you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Live streams of our performances, along with select past performances, can be found on our YouTube channel. I also invite you to visit us in-person.

Again, welcome to the TCU School of Music. Thank you for visiting and Go Frogs!

Dr. Sean Atkinson
Director, TCU School of Music

More than 70 renowned faculty members are dedicated to providing a personalized, world-class education for TCU’s music students. Students experience a special relationship with their faculty mentors and come from around the world to study under these distinguished musicians and scholars.

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Employment

Please refer to the TCU Human Resources website for the most up-to-date job listings in the School of Music and throughout TCU.

Dr. Sean Atkinson, Director
Texas Christian University
School of Music
TCU Box 297500
Fort Worth, TX 76129

TCU is an EEO/AA Employer

Main Office
Ed Landreth Hall 120
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Ed Landreth Auditorium
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109

PepsiCo Recital Hall
Walsh Center for the Performing Arts
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Secrest-Wible (Opera Studio)
3015 Merida Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Robert Carr Chapel
2855 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and TCU’s public health initiative to help protect the health and well-being of our community, the TCU School of Music will be unable to welcome audiences in-person at any events this fall and until further notice. However, many experiences will be available to enjoy online in a virtual or digital format. We invite you to visit the TCU School of Music YouTube channel to view the event livestreams. We hope you’ll join us, albeit virtually, and send along your support and applause as we continue creating and sharing music from the TCU Campus to our friends and family from around the world.
Visit our Calendar of Events and follow @TCUMusic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest events information.

Parking lots available for School of Music events are indicated on the map below. These lots are open and do not require a permit after 5 pm on weekdays and all day on non-football game weekends.

Please fill out the Musician for Hire form.

Learn more about our plans and safety initiatives here.

Access state-of-the-art music performance and research spaces

The School of Music is housed primarily in Ed Landreth Hall and the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts, with other facilities in five other buildings. Ed Landreth Hall contains teaching, practice and rehearsal facilities as well as a historic, 1,200-seat auditorium with superb 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.

The 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 and a choral rehearsal hall. The piano wing is furnished exclusively with Steinway pianos (TCU was Texas’ first All-Steinway School) and includes teaching studios, practice rooms and an electronic piano lab.

A large, comprehensive music library of recordings, reference books, texts, scores 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.

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Learn about the application process to become a TCU School of Music student.

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Academics

As a student in TCU’s School of Music, you will study with outstanding faculty members as well as listen to, interact and study with renowned guest artists from throughout the world in an artistically and academically rigorous environment.

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Student Experience

At TCU, you’ll perform in numerous concerts and master classes of world-renowned artists and guest orchestras, and access a wide variety of top-quality ensembles from bands to orchestras and choirs.

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