Music and Choir

Professor Myles Ian Lyra holds a master's degree in choral conducting from North Dakota State University and a master's in vocal performance from the University of Texas at Tyler, as well as a bachelor's in music from the University of Houston. He has performed and conducted at both the high school and collegiate level, and was the graduate assistant conductor for the NDSU Statesmen, the UT Tyler Patriot Singers, and Concert Chorale. He has taken part in many vocal competition, is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honors History fraternity, and a charter Member of the NDSU College Music Society.

Professor Lyra welcomes any singing talent to audition for a choral scholarship (tuition and fees). Come and sing with us!


Do I have to be a music major to receive a music scholarship?
No. You simply have to agree to the requirements of the scholarship which generally include the following: 1. Participate in the assigned ensemble(s); 2. Register as a full-time student (minimum load of 12 semester hours); 3. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in your music ensemble and an overall GPA of 2.0 in all classes.

May I receive a scholarship for more than one semester?
Yes. Generally, students will receive their scholarship for at least four semesters, providing they fulfill the scholarship requirements.

What other types of financial aid are available at Ranger College?
Students are encouraged to complete financial aid forms that are available from the Office of Financial Assistance. This office will assist you with other types of financial assistance, some which are based on merit, others which are based on need.

Are music scholarships available for students who begin in the Spring semester?
Awards are offered prior to the beginning of the academic year. Students who enter Ranger College in the spring semester may audition for an award to begin the following fall.