Music and Theatre

The PVAMU music department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The department offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Music with three degree concentrations: EC-12 teacher certification, music performance, and general music. A minor in music is also offered.

The education curriculum prepares music majors for the teaching profession and for certification to teach EC-12 in the state of Texas. The performance curriculum prepares students for a career in performance in their respective performance areas. The general music degree is a music major in combination with a minor in another field of study. All curricula prepares students for advanced studies at the graduate level.

Courses for non-majors are available and some satisfy common core requirements. All music ensembles are open to non-majors by audition.

All-Steinway School

Prairie View A&M University is officially designated as an All Steinway School. The University is the 185th institution to become an All- Steinway school and will be the fourth Historically Black College/ University (HBCU) to receive the designation.

To receive All-Steinway School status, at least 90 percent of an institution’s pianos must be a Steinway or of a brand owned by the Steinway parent company. PVAMU has purchased 28 New York, hand-made Steinway pianos. The new inventory includes: seventeen practice room pianos; ten grand pianos; one Concert grand piano and one refurbished concert grand piano.

“Steinways are the finest pianos in the world. This is an important milestone for our Music program and for our institution as a whole. These pianos represent a tangible manifestation of our commitment to excellence and to ensuring that our students are comprehensively educated,” explained Dr. Danny Kelley, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.

Mailing Address

Department of Music and Theatre
P.O. Box 519 – Mail Stop 2205
Prairie View, TX 77446

Theatre Program

Phone: (936) 261-3306
Fax: (936) 261-3331

Music Program

Phone: (936) 261-3335
Fax: (936) 261-3331

Band Program

Phone: (936) 261-3315
Fax: (936) 261-3331