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 forward to meeting you.


2021-2022 Auditions

Spring auditions are here! Don't miss your chance to audition for next year's Talent Awards and ensembles. Schedule your video or live audition today!

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  • Piano Skills Patriot Challenge 2021

    While the Piano Skills Festival has been cancelled this year, keyboard students are encouraged to complete the Patriot Challenge 2021!

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Meet Us!


Joshua Bowman

Dr. Bowman is the new Director of Percussion and Spirit Bands. If you are interested in joining the new Patriot Drumline, don't delay, contact him today!

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Sharon Knox Deuby

Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, Ms. Deuby performs as Principal Clarinet for the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Associate Principal Clarinet for the Dallas Winds, and Co-Principal for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra. 

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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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Sarah Roberts

With an extremely diverse background in classical, jazz, and popular music, Dr. Roberts has performed with a wide range of ensembles including jazz groups, saxophone quartets, new music groups, rock bands and all points in between.

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  Why Study Music at UT Tyler?


Our Faculty

The School of Performing Arts faculty includes experienced professional musicians 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, Opera and Musical Theatrechamber ensembles or the Patriot Drumline. 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 All-Steinway School, as well as an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, meeting a national standard of academic excellence and providing students with world-class instruments for their study and performance.

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