Music Performance Facilities
UT Tyler School of Performing Arts
UT Tyler offers oustanding facilities for musical performance
R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts CenterThe Cowan Center is the focal point for performing arts on campus, as well as in the City of Tyler and the Northeast Texas region. It houses the School of Performing Arts and includes state-of-the-art lecture and performance facilities, including Vaughn Auditorium and Braithwaite Recital Hall, offices, classroom, studio, digital MIDI lab, and rehearsal spaces.
Jim and Bonna Bess Vaughn Auditorium
Vaughn Auditorium comfortably seats 2,000 patrons in a warm acoustical environment. As an ensemble member, you perform upon a large, well-equipped stage. The orchestra pit floor, visible at lower right in this image, may be raised hydraulically for concert use, or lowered for musical theatre productions.
Braithwaite Recital Hall is the venue for solo recitals and small chamber performances. It seats 161 patrons in three sections, with ample access for those with physical disabilities. The School's Steinway concert grand piano, hand selected in New York by our faculty, resides on the stage for solo and accompanying work. A second Steinway is also available for duo-piano and concerto work.