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Thank you for your interest in the Texas Southern University band programs. We would like to offer information which may assist you in the application process.

The Texas Southern University Band program offers a tremendous opportunity for continued musical growth for both the music major and the non-music major. In the Department of Fine Arts, there are strong and highly reputable degree programs available. In the Music Area, our music educators, conductors and applied faculty are among the finest in the nation.

There are several opportunities for financial assistance through the Department of Fine Arts, and the Financial Aid Office. They include:

  • The Band Grant
  • General University Academic Scholarship
  • Endowment Scholarships
  • Out of State Tuition Grant (for students who qualify)
  • The Jazz Band Scholarship
  • College Work Study Program

Please be advised that the decision for scholarship and grant awards are made in the months of December, February and April. Please be sure that all applications and forms have been submitted well in advance of these months, for all persons requesting financial assistance. The Fine Arts Department requires, an audition (taped or live/class or grade II solo material or higher). Should you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Department of Fine Arts at your earliest convenience.

Also, if you want more information on our current events, click HERE.

Good luck in school and we look forward to having you perform in our band program.


Richard F. Lee
Director of Bands
(713) 313-7336
(713) 313-7539 fax

Last Updated: 1/17/13