Department of Music and Theatre

National Association of Schools of Music

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 prepare 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 joins a prestigious group of institutions designated as All-Steinway Schools. All-Steinway Schools are institutions that have made an agreement with Steinway & Sons, the oldest piano company in America, that 90 percent or more of the school’s collection of pianos will be Steinways.