2020-21 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, Secrest-Wible Building, Foster Hall, Waits Hall, Jarvis Hall and the TCU Music Center. 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.

The new TCU Music Center includes over 7,500 square feet of band, orchestra and percussion rehearsal space, as well as instructional facilities, faculty studios and practice rooms. At the heart of this new building is the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, an intimate 700-seat, state-of-the-art hall.

Located on the southeast side of the TCU campus, the Secrest-Wible Building serves the TCU Opera and contains a 100-seat rehearsal studio theatre, classroom 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.

The TCU Music Center is located in the Creative Commons on the east side of the TCU campus. The center houses band and orchestra rehearsal spaces, instructional facilities, faculty studios, and practice rooms. At the heart of the facility is the 700-seat state-of-the-art Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU.

In addition to these five 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.