To advance the cause of music in higher education generally and to improve the quality and program of the music educational system in Texas through the promotion of cooperation between colleges and universities and through the exercise of educational leadership.

Specifically the purpose of the association shall be

- To identify by membership in the Association, music schools and departments that exhibit high quality in meeting their stated purposes.

- To serve the Coordinating Board, Texas Colleges and Universities System, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, The Texas Education Agency, the Texas Fine Arts Commission and other appropriate organizations and agencies in an advisory capacity on music matters.

- To serve as a body through which cooperative action may be taken; to provide a forum for the discussion of major issues relating to music in higher education in Texas and for the exchange of information on curriculum content in member institutions.

- To conduct research and communicate to its members information on current developments in music in higher education in Texas.

- To further the understanding of music's importance as an essential element in the general education of all students.

- To serve in an advisory capacity to individual music departments without infringing on their integrity and autonomy.

- To work toward public understanding of music education, solutions for its problems and realization of its potential.

SINCE 1938 the Texas Association of Music Schools has been fostering cooperation, understanding, and excellence in music education among its members.

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