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Music Performance Facilities

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

UT Tyler offers oustanding facilities for musical performance.

R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts CenterUT Tyler Cowan Center

The 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
UT Tyler Jim and Bonna Bess Vaughn Auditorum

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.

David G. and Jacqueline M. Braithwaite Recital HallUT Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall

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.

New Music Addition -- Coming Fall 2015!!

The School of Performing Arts looks forward to opening the new Center for Music Education in Fall 2015.  Featuring new spaces for instrumental and choral rehearsal, as well as new faculty teaching studios, this state-of-the-art addition will compliment one of the finest performing arts complexes in the region.

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