The Power of Music

New Music Building

Watch our video: The Power of Music

Music is a universal gift that we provide society. It crosses all borders and has the power to heal, inspire, captivate, and evoke emotion. Music transcends time and is the soul for life experiences.

The new Music Building at TXST will be a 21st-century facility uniting functions currently spread across the San Marcos campus. The state-of-the-art facility will include rehearsal and recital halls with superb acoustics for specialized needs for the traditional band, choral jazz, mariachi/salsa, opera, and orchestra ensembles with the capacity for engagement with non-traditional ensembles. Consolidating musical activities into one building will provide a collaborative learning environment to match our nationally recognized artistic and educational reputation.

your support is instrumental
The arts are a lot like athletics: when you’re recruiting top talent, facilities matter. This is an investment in our future.
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Invest in Music

Our vision is to provide our students the educational facilities to match their talent.


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The new building will provide a collaborative learning environment to match our nationally recognized artistic and educational reputation.




Our program lives and breathes excellence. Imagine what can happen when the school of music has a facility that can match the caliber of talent that it’s recruiting.



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We are inviting patrons of the arts to invest in TXST's capacity to educate the next generation of accomplished musical artists and music educators, because music matters.

A Showcase Music Building

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Rendering of the new School of Music

School of Music Building ProgressTexas State has the human infrastructure in place, now we need the physical infrastructure that will provide the expert learning opportunities that our students need. With $40 million already committed in funding, Texas State is seeking to raise the additional $40 million needed for the building through philanthropic funds. Spaces throughout the facility will be named in perpetuity to recognize the generosity of the donors whose gifts make this innovative educational and performance facility possible.



what does music mean to you?

Texas State University School of Music

Steinway - Austin

Texas State School of Music launched its TXST LIVE, the Signature Series at Steinway Piano Gallery in Austin. This is the first in a series of concerts to be hosted in select cities across Texas and beyond. Enjoy photos from the Austin concert.
Steinway Austin
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Our Vision Matches Their Talent

There is a reason why the Texas State University School of Music is ranked among the top five in the country. Our students have the opportunity to study their craft with more than 80 faculty who are accomplished musicians and passionate about teaching the next generation of music talent. 

Points of Pride

• Is highly regarded for teacher preparation, often being employers’ “first call” when hiring
• 4 Bachelor’s and 2 Master's encompassing 27 concentrations in the School of Music
• Over 300 alumni currently teaching music education in TX schools
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Liberal Arts Approach

• Students are accepted through highly competitive auditions with admissions offered to approximately 35% of the applicant pool
• Students benefit from a liberal arts education boasting the breadth of course offerings at a research university

Community Outreach

• Host over 1,000 future Bobcats annually during summer music camps
• Host renowned Texas State International Piano Festival
• Present 300+ public concerts & events annually for K-12 schools, retirement communities, special needs populations, and general audiences
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To learn more about how you can be a co-creator in this next chapter at TXST because you believe in our mission, in the students that we're preparing, and in the high level of music-making ...
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