Classes Available for non-Majors

Texas State University-San Marcos School of Music Program

MU 4354 Business in Music: This lecture course prepares students and future musicians for a career in music. The course will discuss the various career options available to aspiring musicians and the paths to take to pursue these options. By the end of the course the musician/student will compile a personal business plan.

MU 3375 History of Jazz, Pop and Rock:
Jazz originated in America, free of European influence, and has been of great importance in the development of 20th Century music. This course is designed to allow students to: (1) learn the structure and history of jazz through readings and lecture; (2) understand the contribution of jazz to contemporary music and to their daily lives; (3) experience the chronological development of jazz through recordings and live performance.

MUSP 1121Vocal Techniques:
Small group voice lessons preparing singers with production technique, musicality, breathing, and stage presence. (Offered every long semester.)

MUSP – Applied/Private lessons:
These courses are available on space availability each semester. Most MUSP courses require permission from the instructor to enroll.

Guitar Classes:
MU 2310 – Guitar I:
Introduction to guitar.
MU 3310 – Guitar II:
Advanced guitar techniques in accompaniment, music reading & solo techniques.
MU 4310 – Guitar III:
Rock, Country, Blues. May be repeated for additional credit.

MU 4312 – Guitar IV: Rock, Country, Blues II. May be repeated for additional credit.

There are no prerequisites for any level. A student should determine his own ability before choosing the course. Syllabi of each level are available in the music office to determine specific offerings in the class.


Most ensembles require a placement audition.
Please contact Joanne Engel ( for audition times.

Bands: [Contact Dr. Schueller for audition information –]
Marching Band MUSE 3120
Concert Band MUSE 3123
Symphonic Band MUSE 3131
Basketball Band MUSE 3101 - SPRING ONLY
Wind Ensemble MUSE 3130
Panorama Steel Drum Band
MUSE 3104

Latin Music Ensembles: [Contact Mr. Lopez for audition information –]
Mariachi MUSE 3103
Salsa Band MUSE 3102

Jazz Bands:
[Contact Mr. Mendoza for audition information –]
Jazz Ensemble MUSE 3160
Jazz Orchestra MUSE 3161
Jazz Lab Band MUSE 3161
Jazz Combo MUSE 3127

Orchestra: [Contact Mr. Hudiburg for audition information –]
Southwest Symphony Orchestra MUSE 3150

[Contact Dr. Martin for audition information –]
Women’s Choir MUSE 3124
Men’s Choir MUSE 3125
University Singers (Mixed Choir) MUSE 3141
University Chorale (Mixed Choir) MUSE 3140

VocaLibre (Jazz Choir) MUSE 3105

Opera Workshop MUSE 3106
-[Contact Dr. Mungo for audition information –]

Gospel Expressions – no credit available, call 245-2651 for contact information

Heart of Texas Chorus (Barbershop) – no credit available, call 245-2651 for contact information

The School of Music also has several like-instrument ensembles. Please contact the instructor for permission.
Please contact the advisor to determine eligibility of other music courses.

You may contact the Music Office, by writing, calling, e-mailing, or dropping by at:

School of Music
Texas State University-San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666


(512) 245-2651