Tyler Junior College



Voice, Piano, and Guitar Scholarship Auditions

March 19, 2016 - Performance Scholarships and Mewbourne Vocal Scholarship Competition

April 9, 2016   - Performance Scholarships

Information sessions will be offered at 9:00 am and 11:00 am on both days.

An accompanist will be provided.

Please call the Music office at (903) 510-2214, to schedule an audition time.

See our related downloads for the music major handbook and scholarship information. Information on Music Theatre and the Musical Theatre workshop can be found in the Theatre section of our website.

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in music provides the approved field of study for all music majors intending to transfer upon degree completion to a college or university. The curriculum offers the required music theory, ear training, keyboard skills, music literature, applied study, and ensemble participation that all music majors must complete during their freshman and sophomore years.

Spring Events Calendar

April 2016
April 8
1 p.m.
Student Recital - Jean Browne Theatre
April 15
1 p.m.
Student Recital - Jean Browne Theatre
April 22
1 p.m.
Student Recital - Jean Browne Theatre
April 26
7:30 p.m.
Spring Jazz Band Concert - Wise Auditorium
April 29
6 p.m.
Spring Choral Concert - First Presbyterian Church, Tyler
May 2016
May 2
7:30 p.m.

Percussion Ensembles Concert - Jean Browne Theatre

May 3
7:30 p.m.
Spring Apache Bands Concert - Wise Auditorium
May 5 & 6
7:30 p.m.
Harmony & Understanding Broadway Blast - Jean Browne Theatre
May 6
1 p.m.
Student Recital - Jean Browne Theatre
May 7
7:30 p.m.
Spring Graduation Recital - Jean Browne Theatre


  • Music (AA) - Field of Study

Areas of Concentration

Piano: The main goal of the keyboard studies department is the artistic and technical development of aspiring pianists and organists through mentoring and challenging them in their study and performance of a widely varied repertoire as solo pianists and as collaborative artists. The curriculum emphasizes interpretation, musicianship, and technical mastery of the instruments. Courses offered by the department include guidance in solo performance, piano four-hands and duo repertoire, and collaborative performance with singers and other instrumentalists. Opportunities for keyboard students include solo recitals, accompanying, performing in chamber ensembles, studio and performance classes, and master classes conducted by visiting artists. For further information, contact C. Jeanie Oxler at coxl@tjc.edu or (903) 510-2202.

Guitar: The guitar studio is taught by Frank Kimlicko. There is also a guitar orchestra, a select group of two to 16 students which plays special arrangements for guitar orchestra. Admission is by audition only. For further information, contact C. Jeanie Oxler at coxl@tjc.edu or (903) 510-2202.

Strings: The art of string playing will include daily practice of scales, etudes and repertoire composed for the instrument. Emphasis on good intonation, playing positions and musicality. Student skills will be developed on a gradient scale. For further information, contact C. Jeanie Oxler at coxl@tjc.edu  or (903) 510-2202.

Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion: See the band page for more information about the program and ensembles.

Vocal: See the vocal page for more information.


All music students are eligible for a music scholarship as long as they meet certain requirements. Vocalists and keyboardists - fill out a music scholarship application and have a recommendation form filled out by their previous director(s) to be eligible for a scholarship. Both of these forms can be found in the related downloads page. Return to C. Jeanie Oxler when completed. Band students - please go to the band website for these forms and contact information.

Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/music

Music Contact Information

C. Jeanie Oxler
Department Chair
Office: WCA-1A

Email: coxl@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2202

Advising contact: 903-510-2425