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About Us

It is our goal in the Piano Department at Sam Houston State University to help students realize their potential as pianists, develop their musicianship skills, and prepare for future careers in music whether it be performance, education, composition, or music therapy. We offer Bachelor’s Degrees in Music with specialization in piano performance, minors in piano for music therapy and music composition degrees, and Master’s Degrees in Music with specialization in either piano performance or collaborative piano and chamber music.

Piano students at Sam Houston State University form a diverse group, with students from Texas and other states, but also from countries such as Russia, Romania, Colombia, Korea, and Mexico. Scholarship opportunities are numerous within the School of Music and Sam Houston State University, including scholarships specifically for piano students. We also have several Teaching Assistantships for graduate students.

Students experience an excellent student/teacher ratio and interact regularly with our faculty. Students also feel welcome in our supportive community of musicians in the School of Music. The learning environment is positive and richly rewarding for our dedicated students.

Undergraduate Degrees for Pianists

Bachelor of Music

  • Major in Music

With Specialization: Piano Performance (BM MPP)

Graduate Degrees for Pianists

Master of Music

  • Piano Solo
  • Piano Collaborative & Chamber Music