2016-2017 Graduate Catalog


School of Music

School of Music Facilities

The TCU School of Music is housed in historic Ed Landreth Hall, the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts, Music Building South and Jarvis Hall. The Ed Landreth building includes the music offices and conference room; teaching studios; classrooms; a computer lab; practice and rehearsal facilities; and a 1,200-seat auditorium, once home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Instrumental resources include numerous upright and grand pianos, four pipe organs, two harpsichords, a clavichord and a collection of authentic Baroque instruments.

The Walsh Center is home to the unique 325-seat PepsiCo Recital Hall, which is well known for its unprecedented acoustical design. The Walsh Center also contains an instrumental rehearsal hall, a choral rehearsal hall, an electronic piano laboratory, piano teaching studios and piano practice rooms all furnished exclusively with Steinway pianos.

Located on the south side of the TCU campus, Music Building South serves the TCU Opera Studio and contains a 100-seat rehearsal studio theater and the John Large Vocal Arts Laboratory.

The third floor of Jarvis Hall contains teaching studios, two classrooms, the Upchurch Studio for Electro-Acoustic Music, the Music Education Resource Library and the School of Music student lounge.

In addition to these four buildings, practice rooms and teaching studios are located in Waits and Foster residence halls; and a large, comprehensive music library complete with recordings, reference books, texts, scores and a listening room is housed in the Mary Couts Burnett Library.