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, and participates in the interdisciplinary studies Master of Arts degree program. Students may also choose music as a minor or theatre studies as a minor.


The School of Performing Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


The School of Performing Arts faculty is dedicated to bringing students a broad diversity of musical experiences through challenging, engaging course work, applied study, solo and ensemble performance, practical experience and a variety of recital and concert opportunities.

The teacher-student ratio is kept low to ensure that students and faculty mentors have abundant opportunities to interact. Students learn from experienced, active professors whose work represents a diversity of aesthetic and research interests.

Performance Opportunities

In addition to student recital opportunities, UT Tyler performing ensembles include the Patriot Singers, Concert Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, chamber ensembles, and opera and musical theatre. Ensemble membership and Talent Awards are available to qualified students of all majors at UT Tyler.


UT Tyler students learn and perform in some of the most outstanding college facilities in the region, including:

  • Center for the Musical Arts, a new 15,000 square foot addition to our musical facilities featuring state of the art choral and instrumental rehearsal spaces and teaching studios.

  • Braithwaite Recital Hall, an impressive 166-seat hall featuring a magnificent stage for solo, chamber or student recitals and a state-of-the-art digital recording studio.

  • Vaughn Auditorium, an outstanding 2,000-seat hall with a Broadway-sized stage, full cast and solo dressing rooms and full orchestra pit.


UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

Important Dates

    More Information

    • Music Audition Dates Announced!

      Register now for spring music major auditions and 2015-2016 music scholarships! Ensemble placement and scholarship opportunities are also available for non-majors, and include all incoming, current, and transfer students.

    • New Construction

      The School of Performing Arts is pleased to announce construction of the new Center for the Musical Arts opening Spring 2016!

    • Piano Skills Festival

      The UT Tyler Piano Skills Festival is a pre-college music festival featuring performance and functional piano skills. Participants earn awards and a chance to perform in Braithwaite Recital Hall. Register now for 2016!