The Lone Star College-Montgomery Music Department prepares students for careers in music through an intensive two-year field of study in theory, ear training, music history, keyboard skills and private performance lessons. Led by noted faculty, students in our choirs, bands, orchestra, and chamber ensemble bring to the surrounding community a full season of concerts and recitals in a broad range of styles. After completing the field of study curriculum at LSC-Montgomery, music majors can transfer credit to any four-year Texas college or university to complete the bachelor’s degree in music. In addition to courses for music majors, the music department offers such non-major courses as Music Appreciation and American Music. Participation in selected ensembles may be available via Community Education.
To provide an outstanding and affordable music education to two-year college students intent on completing their degrees at a transfer institution; to continue to develop the recognition of the Department and its programs through the acquisition of world-class faculty, staff, and administration; and to offer quality performances and programs to the surrounding community through innovative collaboration and partnerships.
To become the best two-year college music program in the Greater Houston area, attracting the highest quality music students looking for an affordable music education; to create articulation agreements with our major transfer institutions that enable seamless educational opportunities for our students; and to become the premium destination for concert music and recital programming in the North Houston community.
- To increase the completion and transfer rates of students enrolled in the Associate of Arts with Field of Study Curriculum in Music through student advising;
- To provide high quality academic instruction delivered by world-class music faculty in classroom instruction, private lessons, and ensembles, by building the library music holdings and electronic resources;
- To prepare students to transfer into reputable university music programs as performers, educators, and well-rounded musicians through strengthened articulation agreements;
- To maintain access to affordable music education for all students with the commitment and aptitude for musical study, by building the scholarship resources of the Department;
- To recruit and retain world-class full-time and part-time faculty based on expectations of strong teaching ability, collegiality, and the highest level of achievement through performance, scholarly research, and professional development opportunities;
- To communicate clearly with all stakeholders within and beyond the Department—focusing particularly on adjunct faculty—through published catalogs, press releases, concert programs, and online materials;
- To encourage participation in Department offerings by non-majors and community members, including, and especially in, courses designed to meet requirements for the Texas CORE Curriculum;
- To develop and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships with local arts organizations, public schools, four-year colleges, and other areas of the professional music community;
- To utilize technology resources in pursuit of musical excellence in performance and classroom teaching, with special attention given to textbook use in the 21st century;
- To plan and manage sustainable growth, including long-term procedures for acquisition of top-of-the-line musical instruments and maintenance of All-Steinway School status, development and addition of quality facilities, and a full-time/part-time faculty ratio that provides resources for recruitment and institutional service.