Applied Studies

Applied Studies

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

At UT Tyler, experienced music faculty instruct and guide the technical and artistic growth of today's students, soon to be tomorrow's artists and teachers. All students seeking a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts degree in Music take applied studies (private lessons) with an assigned faculty member in their instrument area, voice, or composition. Applied studies are also available to music minors.

Applied studies include weekly private lessons and group masterclasses, culminating in junior and/or senior recitals (depending on specific major requirements). Music majors also experience on-going solo performance opportunities by participation in shared departmental Student Recitals given throughout each semester.

Talent Awards

All music majors in applied studies, as well as any UT Tyler student regardless of major who wishes to participate in a choral or instrumental ensemble, may qualify to receive a Talent Award (Scholarship). Students must audition for an award during the spring prior to intended enrollment. Awards are generally renewable.


  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • High Brass
  • Low Brass
  • Percussion
  • Strings
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Voice
  • Composition