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Alumnus Feels the Beat with Music Career
Sacred Music Masterís Prepares Leaders of Faith
University of St. Thomas - Opera Workshop
Grant Helps Piano Camp Reach Out to Inner-City Kids
Solomon Featured as African American Composer
Alumnus Feels the Beat with Music Career

Walter Suhr, UST alumnus, has been making the citizens of Houston dance to the rhythms of his band, Mango Punch! for nearly 25 years. Their music reflects the diversity of Houston as the musicians play music from the 40s and 50s, the top 40 charts, Cumbia and Latin music. Read more

Sacred Music Masterís Prepares Leaders of Faith

A new Master in Sacred Music degree will be offered at the University of St. Thomas in the fall 2015 semester. The MSM program prepares students for pastoral liturgical music ministry. This program focuses on Roman Catholic traditions, but also incorporates traditions of other denominations. Read more

University of St. Thomas - Opera Workshop

The University of St. Thomas Music Department presented a Night of Scenes from Musical Theater and Operetta on Oct. 24-26, 2014. Students performed songs and scenes from the Musical Theater and Operetta repertoire. Learn More

Grant Helps Piano Camp Reach Out to Inner-City Kids

This summer, 40 students attended the Music Preparatory School’s week-long piano camp, which introduces children to a variety of music. The Charity Guild of Catholic Women granted UST $15,000, making it possible for 92 students to attend one of MPS’s six camps tuition free. Read more

Solomon Featured as African American Composer

Dr. Malcolm Solomon, associate professor of music at the University of St. Thomas, is a composer featured in the showcase, “Honoring the African American Artist and Composer” on Friday, Feb. 21. Read more

Music students at the University of St. Thomas have quality performance opportunities within the rich and diverse backdrop of a liberal arts curriculum. Students enjoy small classes, which allows more time for individual interaction with their professors. University of St. Thomas music alumni are in graduate schools, performing professionally and teaching and leading church music programs all over the country.

The Music Department at the University of St. Thomas provides students with a comprehensive background in music theory, music history and performance. With an emphasis on Western music, students participate in performances concentrating on vocal and instrumental music. The department maintains an active recital series for the University and community. View the Performing Arts calendar.

Music Preparatory School

The Music Preparatory School (MPS) provides non-credit courses, private lessons and summer camps to children and adults who have a desire to make music a part of their lives. Learn more about the Music Preparatory School by completing this information form.

Majors
Music, B.A.
Music Education, B.A. 
MLA in Music

Minors
Music 

Music Organizations
Performing Arts Society
Mu Phi Epsilon, International Music Fraternity

Resources
Music Department Brochure
Course Catalog
What can I do with this major?
Event Calendar
Success Stories

Scholarships
Please contact the Music Department for scholarship information.

Auditions
Held the second Saturday in November, the last Saturday in February, and the last Saturday in March.

To audition, complete the Audition Form.

Faculty
Dr. Glenn R. Garrido, Chair
garridog@stthom.edu  
713-525-3159

Ms. Ann C. Harlan, Administrative Assistant
harlanac@stthom.edu
713-525-3159

Dr. Ann K. Fairbanks
Dr. Brady Knapp 
Dr. Malcolm Wayne Solomon

Part-Time Faculty

   
Joan Allouache Fred Angerstein
Joan Allouache
MLA Diction
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Fred Angerstein
Wind Ensemble Director, Tuba
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Paula Eisenstein Baker Jeffrey Butler
Paula Eisenstein Baker
Research
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Jeffrey Butler
Cello
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Debra Dickinson Rodica Gonzalez
Debra Dickinson
Musical Theater
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Rodica Gonzalez
Violin
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Terry Gaschen Jasmine Hatem
Terry Gaschen
Classical Guitar
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Jasmine Hatem
Piano, Accompaniment 
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Ning-Chih Hsu Wei Jiang
Ning-Chih Hsu
Director of Orchestras, Violin
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Wei Jiang
Viola
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David Klingensmith Paul Krystofiak
David Klingensmith
String Bass
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Paul Krystofiak
Piano, MPS Director
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Patrick Moore Richard Nunemaker
Patrick Moore
Cello
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Richard Nunemaker​
Clarinet, Saxophone
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Reynaldo Ochoa Michael Wheeler
Reynaldo Ochoa
Trumpet, Conducting
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Michael Wheeler
Jazz Guitar
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Dawson White Lovie Smith-Wright
Dawson White
Viola
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Lovie Smith-Wright
Percussion
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