Maybe you were born with a song in your heart. Maybe the shower was your first concert hall, or you played your highchair like a keyboard. Maybe every pencil you ever owned drummed a beat on your desk, and you mastered Guitar Hero at five.

Maybe you were born to rock.
That’s music to our ears.

At Texarkana College, we work with you and your raw talent. We give you fundamental music skills and help you orchestrate those skills into something greater. With one-on-one mentoring and training we give you the time, focus, curriculum, and inspiration you need to begin your career in music.

In the summer of 1812, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote to a young fan named Emilie with this advice, “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that.” About fifty years later, the French author and poet Victor Hugo wrote in an essay, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” About a hundred years after that, African-American singer/songwriter, Stevie Wonder, wrote, “Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand.”

What people write about music in the future could be up to you.

The world is waiting to hear what you can do. Stop just “playing” music.
Start working towards your future today.

Private instruction in the following instruments is offered each semester for students majoring or minoring in Applied Music:

  • Low Brass
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds

Program Offerings

To learn more, please contact us.

Marc-André Bougie
Program Coordinator & Associate Professor of Music
(903) 823-3229
Mary Scott Smith
Associate Professor of Music
(903) 823-3371
Mary Ellen Young, Ed.D.
Dean of Liberal & Performing Arts