UT Tyler

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. Students may also choose music as a minor.

We invite you to explore UT Tyler and visit our classrooms and ensembles in person! To schedule a visit with us please contact our School of Performing Arts Office. We look foward to meeting you.


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Meet Us!


Madison Fowler

Madison is a senior music education major from Canton who playes flute and piano and is also learning saxophone.

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Sooah Park

Dr. Sooah Park is an active opera performer and concert soloist. As director of the Opera program her vocal students delight audiences every year.

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Alaba Ilesanmi

Alaba is a senior music education major, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, and is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger.

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Dan Kyzer

Adjunct Professor of Guitar, Dr. Dan Kyzer brings soulful emotion and unique insight to the classical guitar and its repertoire. Not only a classical performer, Dan also has roots in bluegrass and blues.

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Coming Events!


Piano Potpourri Recital

Join us for a mixed program of solos, duets, and other keyboard collaborations from our music majors, Monday, April 22 @ 6:00 pm, Braithwaite Recital Hall, under the direction of Vicki Conway.


Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble comes front and center to reveal the colorful, melodic potential of their instruments in this concert of contemporary percussion music, Monday, April 22 @ 7:30, Band Hall, under the direction of Dr. Corey Robinson.


Guitar Ensemble Concert

The UT Tyler Guitar Ensemble presents a concert of duos, trios, and quartets. This program features works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Couperin, and Piazzolla, along with Texas composers Olga Amelkina-Vera and Eddie Healy. Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:00 pm, Braithwaite Recital Hall, under the direction of Dr. Dan Kyzer.

  Why Study Music at UT Tyler?


Our Faculty

The School of Performing Arts faculty includes experienced professional musicans who are dedicated to teaching and challenging our students with engaging course work, personalized private study, high calibre ensembles, and pre-professional music training.

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Our Performances

In addition to solo recitals, students may perform as members of the Patriot Singers, Concert Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, chamber ensembles, or opera and musical theatre. Ensemble membership and Talent Awards are available to qualified students of all university majors based on audition.

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Our Facilities

UT Tyler music students learn and perform in some of the most outstanding college music facilities in the region, including the Center for the Musical Arts, Braithwaite Recital Hall, and Vaughn Auditorium. 

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Our Accreditation

The School of Performing Arts is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music as well as an All-Steinway School, meeting a national standard of academic excellence and providing students with world-class instruments for their study and performance.

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