Student Experience

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.

Orchestra and Strings

The TCU School of Music offers a world-class education from a faculty that includes nationally and internationally recognized musicians in violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, and guitar.

Piano

With TCU’s long-standing reputation as a strong piano school, the School of Music offers a wide-ranging program to students of varying abilities.

University Bands

The TCU Bands have a long and distinguished tradition of excellence and accomplishment spanning over a century. Membership in the bands carries with it a significant responsibility to uphold and continue that tradition. It involves dedication, achievement, and hard work.

Voice and Choral

The TCU School of Music prepares students for success whether they choose to use their vocal talents on stage, in the classroom or elsewhere in life.

Expand your horizons by studying abroad in more than 50 countries, plus service-learning trips overseas and internships around the globe. In addition to TCU’s semester, summer, and short-term programs, music majors can study abroad in a faculty-led summer program. Students have explored music in Florence and Venice with Dr. Blaise Ferrandino and Sheri Neill, earning credit in MUSI 10043 — Music in Northern Italy.

Study abroad is an eye-opening and life-changing experience. While abroad, you’ll cultivate your cross-cultural communication, creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and become more adaptable, self-reliant and internationally aware. Our students return to TCU with new skillsets and perspectives — and better equipped to succeed in the global economy.

Learn more about TCU options.

You don’t have to be a music major to join the School of Music! Learn about our ensembles, courses, and events.

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Music Ambassadors

TCU Music Ambassadors represent the School of Music at various recruitment and special events virtually or on campus, meet with prospective students and their families, provide tours of the music buildings, assist with Mondays at TCU and audition days, serve on panels, and represent the best and brightest within the School of Music. They also identify outreach opportunities to area schools to share information about the important role music plays in our society and what it’s like to major in music in college.

Apply to become a TCU Music Ambassador

 

Rachel Brookover, junior

Music Education, voice
r.brookover@tcu.edu

“TCU is a place for great people who are also great at music. The School of Music creates a safe and supportive environment for every student to explore their passions. Our community cares deeply about one another, and you can hear it in the music we create. While at TCU, I have received individualized training from renowned faculty that will prepare me for a successful career as a music educator. No matter where you go after graduation, you will always have a home in Fort Worth!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Bryan, junior

Music Performance, piano
s.m.bryan@tcu.edu

“TCU has provided me with the resources to explore my musicianship to the fullest. The piano program here allows me to interact with and be inspired by exceptional pianists, and my teachers constantly push me to become a well-rounded musician, which I believe is essential in a world that offers so many different opportunities in the professional field.”

 

 

 

Savannah Ekrut, sophomore

Music Performance, flute
s.ekrut@tcu.edu

“There is a high level of camaraderie across all disciplines in the School of Music. TCU has the resources that allow students to travel to conventions, enter competitions, and have access to quality facilities and instruments. I am proud to be receiving an education from TCU that is forming an exceptional foundation for my career. The professors and students at TCU are truly the best.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Max Healy, sophomore

Music Performance, cello
m.healy@tcu.edu

“My favorite place at TCU is the hallway with the practice rooms in Ed Landreth. Whether I’m there practicing or hanging out, there is this sense of unity, all of these like-minded people gathered for the love of music.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emily Jackson, junior

Bachelor of Arts, soprano
e.l.jackson@tcu.edu

“My favorite thing at TCU is the amazing, uplifting community of the School of Music. In every single one of my ensembles and classes, I feel at home, because I know everyone in the room is prepared to encourage and support one another. It makes me excited to get out of bed and head to Ed Landreth each day for classes, lessons, and practice sessions!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Morgan, sophomore

Music Education, voice
a.e.morgan@tcu.edu

“My favorite thing about TCU is how much each professor truly cares about each of their students as individuals. Helping their students grow as people and musicians is their top priority! As a member of the TCU School of Music, I know I have a huge support system of people who want me to succeed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kaitlyn Norwood, junior

Music Education, trombone
k.m.norwood@tcu.edu

“I love that TCU is a campus that cares. We have engaged and friendly faculty and a positive atmosphere that fosters creativity and collaboration. The College of Fine Arts provides opportunities to promote musicianship and mentorship. TCU has been my home away from home. I have created life-long memories, including going to Washington D.C. with the Trombone Choir to perform at the American Trombone Workshop. Frogs, forever!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kathryn Piña, junior

Music Performance, soprano
kat.pina@tcu.edu

“One of my favorite things at TCU is the supportive environment in the School of Music. This nurturing atmosphere allows me to feel safe as I develop as an artist. TCU has provided me with a surplus of opportunities for professional growth and continues to give me unique platforms to explore my creative endeavors.”

 

 

 

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Alex Rodzewich, sophomore

Music Education, percussion
alex.h.rodzewich@tcu.edu

“My favorite thing about TCU is how nice and welcoming the community is. My entire first year on campus was amazing because of how welcome I felt and how much I had a sense of belonging.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chengjin Tian, sophomore

Music Education, double bass
tian.chengjin@tcu.edu

“As a TCU Frog, we have a lot of opportunities to play and listen to all kinds of music. My favorite experience in the TCU School of Music is our great Orchestra rehearsal on the stage every week. It is always a pleasure to meet friends from all over the world in the Orchestra.”

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Torkelson

Music Performance, cello
e.torkelson@tcu.edu

 

 

 

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Patrick Vu, senior

Music Education/Music Composition, voice
patrick.vu@tcu.edu

“My favorite thing about TCU is the community and that is especially evident within the TCU School of Music.  Faculty and staff are very supportive of their students and are always there for help when needed.  At TCU, every student has an opportunity to let their voice be heard.”