About the Department

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music inspires and prepares students pursuing careers in music. The department offers a proven curriculum, close mentorship with renowned faculty, and opportunities for performance and community outreach. We empower our undergraduate and graduate students to become leaders in the field of music and advocates for positive change in the communities they serve.

Lamar University is a member of the Texas State University System, and is nationally recognized as a Carnegie Doctoral Research University. It is rated as one of the best educational values in the state of Texas, and in North America, based on its average cost to students.

Lamar University is in Beaumont, Texas, the center of the Golden Triangle region of southeast Texas, which boasts a population of nearly 400,000. Beaumont is on I-10 just 85 miles east of Houston, Texas.  Other major cities near Beaumont fully accessible via interstate highway include Austin, Texas (250 miles); Dallas, TX (285 miles); Lake Charles, Louisiana (60 miles); New Orleans, Louisiana (265 miles).

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Our Name

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music is part of an elite group of named university music departments in the state of Texas thanks to the generosity of Mary and Ray Moore.

Read more about their generous donation.

Mary & Ray Moore


Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music
P.O. Box 10044
Beaumont, TX 77710
(409) 880-8144