The Associate of Arts in Music Degree 1 will focus on establishing a solid music foundation in music theory, music literature, applied instrumental and voice lessons, piano proficiency and participation in solo performances as well as various music ensembles. These foundational studies are in preparation and designed for transferability to higher education institutions by the serious music student wishing to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music Degree. Music ensembles are open for participation to the general student body by permission of the ensemble director.

1The Associate of Arts in Music does not transfer as core complete. The student is encouraged to complete the additional coursework during their junior year or at South Texas College before transferring to a university.

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Name E-mail Phone Location
Buhidar, William wbuhidar 956-872-5628 Pecan L-162
Cather, Daniel dcather1 956-872-2046 Pecan L-164
Coy, Dr. Benjamin bcoy1 956-872-2179 Pecan Plaza 1.513
Diehl, Dr. Joseph jdiehl 956-872-3824 Pecan Plaza 1.502B
Gamble, Dr. Lindsey lgamble 956-872-3825 Pecan Plaza 1.502A
Garcia, Jaime jagarcia1 956-872-6791 Pecan L-156
Hopkins, Patrick phopkins 956-872-2046 Pecan Plaza 1.503
O'Leary, Sharon soleary 956-872-2524 Pecan Plaza 1.520
Schermerhorn III, Ron F. rscherm1 956-872-1697 Pecan Plaza 1.503A

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone Location
Cruz, Gilbert - Program Assistant gcruz7 956-872-3424 Pecan L-163
Garza, Irene - Secretary igarza_3299 956-872-2503 Pecan L-154

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