Why Choose UTPB? Fully-accredited degree program within the University through the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools All-Steinway School with the most Steinway grand pianos of all the institutions in 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! 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 (pending final approval) Accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education Working toward full membership within the National Association of Schools of Music Applied lessons with professional performers 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 the performance Faculty are highly trained and active in their respective fields 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 curriculums in a meaningful manner which will aid in student learning and will be useful for students after college.