Dean’s Message

Dr  Richard Fiese

Welcome to the School of Music and Fine Arts at Howard Payne University. As you explore these pages you will learn about us, who we are, what we have to offer you, and how we want to serve you in meeting your educational and artistic goals. Learn all you can about us; we are confident that the more you know about our University, School, programs, faculty, and students the more you will find Howard Payne University as your first choice for your Christian higher education.

As a student in one of the programs in the School of Music and Fine Arts at Howard Payne University, the only boundaries you should encounter are those of your imagination. We focus on helping you exercise and enhance your creative capacities and guide you toward realizing your creative gifts in a genuinely Christ-centered environment. Through participating in the programs offered in Music, Theatre, Communications, and Art you can experience the God-honoring inspiration that gives rise to your calling.

Graduates from Howard Payne University are prepared for traditional careers in music, theatre, communications, art and arts-related industries by excellent teachers who are accomplished and distinguished in their disciplines. However, instruction in the Fine Arts and Communication is about more than merely acquiring mechanistic skills that lead to materialistic ends. Achievement in the arts is based on creative thinking and it is creativity that prepares you for a future where the only constant is unpredictability. When new markets emerge, when career paths change, as disruptive innovation alters the very nature of professions, it will be those with creative capacities who will make the transition that will shape and transform the future.

Once you have learned about us through our website, please contact the School of Music and Fine Arts to schedule a visit to experience our campus first-hand. Please take time to complete the short online questionnaire so that you can tell us what information you would like to receive about our School and its specific programs. We look forward to your decision to make Howard Payne University your educational home. Come and be inspired.

Richard K. Fiese, PhD
Dean, School of Music and Fine Arts
Howard Payne University
1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, Texas 76802-2715
rfiese@hputx.edu
Office 325-649-8600
Fax 325-649-8945