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UT at Austin Butler School of Music vs. Texas State San Marcos School of Music

stienwaystienway Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited June 2012 in Texas Colleges

I'm going to be starting my Junior year in an online high school this coming up fall. Graduating in 2014! I'm getting a head start on all my school searches and have come to two different schools but can't find anything saying that one music school is better that the other. I have been looking at UT's Butler School of Music and really like what is said about it and what it has to offer. I'd like to get some kind of degree in Piano performance. Specifically the piano. I want to really take it as far as I can and make something out of it. Their instructors clearly have the credentials to teach and they have also graduated many students who have gone on and become world known concert musicians. The other school is Texas State at San Marcos School of Music. I really haven't been able to find a lot about this school other than the general information that they try to sell you one. Does anybody have any thoughts? Everything is pointing towards UT that it is a better School and choice. Please respond with any comments about these schools and how they compare musically. I have seen their academics and where they size up nationally and UT has a whole bunch to offer with a lot of their degrees ranking in the top 10 in the nation.
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Replies to: UT at Austin Butler School of Music vs. Texas State San Marcos School of Music

  • sadillysadilly Registered User Posts: 930 Member
    Go back and read the other messages on the thread you posted on in Music majors. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/music-major/783646-music-schools-texas.html I have a friend whose daughter was accepted by Eastman and Oberlin and choose UNT (full-ride with summer music stuff in Europe paid for) with U of H coming in a close second. I really don't know much more beyond that. Talk to the people in the music section.
  • rushedmomrushedmom Registered User Posts: 629 Member
    My best advice is to set up a visit to both of the schools, they are not far apart and could be done in 2 days. Also know that UT is very hard to get into so make sure your grades are top notch

    My other advice is if you are interested in Texas schools take a look at UNT (as the last poster suggested) it is a very strong music school!
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