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USTís MPS Students Advance to State Contest
Charity Guild Supports UST Music Camp with Grant
USTís MPS Students Advance to State Contest

Two students from the UST Music Preparatory School won first place in the piano solo categories of the Texas Music Teachers Association Performance Contest, and will advance to the state finalist level where they will compete at the TMTA state convention in Houston this June. Read more

Charity Guild Supports UST Music Camp with Grant

For the second year, the University of St. Thomas Music has received a generous grant from the Charity Guild of Catholic Women. The grant was given to the Music Department’s Preparatory School summer music programs. Read more


Music Preparatory School
The Music Preparatory School seeks to enlighten, excite and educate all children and adults who have a desire to make music a part of their lives. Our goal is to make music available and affordable to all individuals regardless of age, race, ethnic origin or financial means.
  • Individual or group instruction that complements public and private school programs
  • Instruction for adults with amateur interests in music
  • Training school for exceptionally gifted pre-college musicians

Fill out our MPS Inquiry Form for more information.

Summer Music Camps
Additional Programs
  • Private/Individual lessons in piano, guitar, voice and orchestral instruments and composition
  • Orchestra, Children’s Choir, Group Piano and Guitar and Voice classes available
  • Beginning Group Class Piano for Cardinal Circle School students
    • Flexible schedule
    • Choice of faculty or student instructors
    • Lessons and classes held in Cullen Hall, the University music building, 4001 Mt. Vernon Street
    • Suggested daily practice amount equals amount of weekly instruction (weekly 30-minute lesson equates to 30 minutes a day in practice)
    • Classes available by request at any time of the year
    • Fees payable in advance at the first lesson of each month
      • Payment via cash or check only
    • Individual, non-degree granting music theory/history instruction is available for pre-college and non-traditional students
  • Music Theory/History Classes
    • Includes the following topics: ear training, note reading, sight-reading, intervals, rhythm, terms — all basics of music. Preparation for the Texas Music Teachers Association state theory tests and World of Music tests (music history).
    • Call 713-525-3566 for fees and more information.
  • Music Appreciation, Theory and History
    • Includes the following topics: note reading, theory, intervals, chords, form and analysis, composers’ lives and music, listening for style and instrumentation and character of the music. Basic keyboard proficiency as time allows.
    • Grades 3 through 12: classes are divided by experience level, including beginner.
    • Call 713-525-3566 for fees and more information.
      • Paul Krystofiak, Director, Music Preparatory School
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