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UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

The University of Texas at Tyler

The UT Tyler School of Performing Arts, a community of recognized artists and professionals representing music, provides a quality environment where students develop knowledge, skills and professionalism to work as artists.

The School of Performing Arts offers the bachelor of music degree and bachelor of arts degree in music, and participates in the interdisciplinary studies master of arts/master of science degree program. Students of other majors may choose music as a minor. Courses leading to teacher certification also are offered.

The teacher-student ratio is kept low to ensure that students and faculty mentors have abundant opportunities to interact. Students learn from experienced, active professors whose work represents a diversity of aesthetic and research interests.

The faculty is dedicated to bringing students a broad diversity of musical experiences through challenging, engaging course work, applied study, solo and ensemble performance, practical experience and a variety of recital and concert opportunities.

UT Tyler students perform in outstanding college facilities including:

  • Braithwaite Recital Hall, an impressive 166-seat hall featuring a magnificent stage for solo, chamber or student recitals and a state-of-the-art digital recording studio.
  • Vaughn Auditorium, an outstanding 2,000-seat hall with a Broadway-sized stage, full cast and solo dressing rooms and full orchestra pit.

UT Tyler student performance opportunities include the Patriot Singers, University Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Tyler Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, orchestra
chamber ensembles, opera and musical theatre.


More Information

  • New Construction

    The School of Performing Arts is pleased to announce construction of the new Center for Music Education! For more details, see our music facilities page. Opening Fall 2015!.

  • New Music Student Auditions for 2014-15

    New UT Tyler student music and scholarship auditions may be scheduled as-needed during the summer term. Read more

  • Piano Skills Festival

    The UT Tyler Piano Skills Festival is a pre-college music festival featuring performance, technique, harmonization and sight reading skills. Participants earn awards and a chance to perform in Braithwaite Recital Hall. Completely revised 2015 Skillsfest Book. For more info, email, or 903.566.7293.