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Director’s Message

Dr. Kristen Queen

If music is your passion, TCU is your school.

TCU’s School of Music is an extraordinary place to be a student. We are a diverse and connected community dedicated to creating unforgettable performance opportunities and compelling academic experiences in Fort Worth and beyond. You can study with our 75 outstanding faculty members, as well as leading guest artists and scholars from around the world. The TCU School of Music will challenge you to grow and excel personally and musically as we prepare you to be the next generation of world-changing teachers, performers, scholars, composers, and arts advocates.

As a comprehensive music school within a liberal-arts university, we are 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 are part of the larger TCU community—a highly ranked national university that provides students with unique intellectual challenges and unlimited opportunities.

I invite you to explore this website to learn about our programs, faculty, facilities, performance opportunities, and more—you can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and YouTube. But I also invite you to visit us virtually or in-person on our campus. Come meet our students and faculty, and see for yourself the remarkable work happening every day on our campus.

It is truly an exciting time to be part of the TCU School of Music. This year we are welcoming new faculty, introducing new courses and updated degree programs, and celebrating the largest incoming class in TCU history—as well as the grand opening of our new, state-of-the-art TCU Music Center and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU. No matter where your life’s journey takes you after you leave TCU, you’ll take two things with you: Horned Frog spirit and the knowledge that music plays a crucial role in today’s world.

Dr. Kristen Queen
Interim Director, TCU School of Music