Music

After Southwestern

Southwestern music majors continue to be accepted into top music graduate programs. During the past two decades graduates have pursued advanced degrees at institutions such as:

  • Boston Conservatory
  • Boston University
  • Butler University
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Indiana University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • The Ohio State University
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Royal College of Music, London
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Texas State University/San Marcos
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Houston
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Miami (FL)
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas/San Antonio
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison

Others are teaching in Texas public schools. Southwestern University has had 100% success in placing music education graduates who are serious about securing positions in public school teaching.

 Other alumni hold academic or church positions, or work in related fields such as arts management, academic advising for fine arts majors, or accreditation for university music programs. Still others have gone into professional fields such as law or medicine.

Click this link:Alumni Accolades,” to read what Southwestern music alumni have accomplished with their music degrees.

Susan Youens ‘68, J.W. Van Gorkum Professor of Music (Musicology), Notre Dame University

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Catherine Lysinger ‘91, Director of Piano Preparatory Program, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University

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