SHSU has one of the most talented, dedicated, and highly acclaimed faculty anywhere. They are performing professionally, doing world-class research and publishing, having their commissioned works published and performed world-wide, and are in the classroom teaching. The student to faculty ratio at SHSU is about 18.5 to one. You will know the professors and they will know you!
SHSU is located in Huntsville, TX... about 70 miles north of Houston. It is an excellent "college town" with all the amenities one needs to make college a great experience both on and off campus. Southeast Texas hospitality is second to none.
The James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center opened in September 2010. This wonderful new facility has an 800 seat concert hall, 170 seat recital hall, and 150 seat dance theater. With outstanding acoustics, sound and video systems, it is a remarkable place to rehearse and perform. In combination with the School of Music building and the University Theatre Center, the teaching and performing facilities at SHSU are exceptional.