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UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

The University of Texas at Tyler

There has never been a better time to come to UT Tyler!

The UT Tyler School of Performing Arts is comprised of a community of recognized artists and musical professionals committed to providing a quality learning and performance environment where students can develop knowledge, skills and professionalism for their future careers.

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 also choose music as a minor. Courses leading to teacher certification also are offered.

The School of Performing Arts 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.

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.

Performance Opportunities
In addition to student recital opportunities, UT Tyler performing ensembles include the Patriot Singers, University Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, chamber ensembles, and opera and musical theatre. Ensembles and Talent Awards are available to qualified students of all majors at UT Tyler.

UT Tyler students learn and perform in some of the most outstanding college facilities in the region, 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.
  • Center for the Musical Arts, a new 15,000 square foot addition to our musical facilities will open in Spring of 2016, featuring state of the art choral and instrumental rehearsal spaces and teaching studios.
    New Music 


UT Tyler Opera - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 9 a.m.

UT Tyler Opera - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 10 a.m.

UT Tyler Opera - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 7:30 p.m.

Student Recital - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 12:30 p.m.

New Student Auditions - Music Building - 3 p.m.

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More Information

  • AudtionsNew Music Student Auditions for 2015-16

    New UT Tyler student Music and Scholarship Auditions may now be scheduled online for our upcoming February, March, and April audition dates.

  • JazzSaxophone Day

    Register now for UT Tyler Saxophone Day on March 21, including performing in a large sax ensemble, masterclass, and special guest artists!

  • UTNew Construction

    The School of Performing Arts is pleased to announce construction of the new CENTER FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS opening Spring 2016!

  • PianoPiano 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. Please see our completely revised 2015 Skillsfest Book. For more info, email, or 903.566.7293.

    2015 Outstanding Musicians and Photos