Applied Studies

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, Bachelor of Arts degree in Music or minor in music, take applied studies (private lessons) with an assigned faculty member in their instrument area, voice, or composition.

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 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