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  • Fully-accredited degree program within the University through the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS) and the prestigious National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • All-Steinway School with the most Steinway grand pianos of all the institutions in West Texas
  • Facilities - The Wagner Noël is one of the finest acoustical environments in the world
  • Housing - the most incredible student housing in Texas higher education, not draft old dorms
  • Low cost of tuition - we're among the lowest tuition in the UT system
  • Falcon Promise program guarantees a tuition-free education for all Pell-eligible families with a household income under $60,000
  • Bachelor of Music degree with EC-12 Texas music teacher certification
  • Accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Applied lessons with professional performers of the Midland-Odessa Symphony
  • Small class sizes
  • Professors will know your name and interact with you
  • Small campus - lots of opportunity to get involved in student life
  • Ensembles - not just a performer, but an integral member of each performance
  • Faculty are highly trained and active in their respective fields - most with doctoral degrees
  • Atmosphere for learning on campus
  • Research opportunities - our faculty are on the cutting edge of research in many different fields. Often, their students are part of that research.
  • Midland/Odessa airfield is a short jog away and flights to Dallas and other regional airfields in Texas are as low as $50
  • Growing athletic program with many opportunities for students to play collegiate sports
  • Technology - we have a dedication to integrating technology into our curricula in a meaningful manner which will aid in student learning and will be useful for students after college.