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.



All State

We are excited to announce our upcoming FREE Instrumental All-State Workshops!

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The School of Performing Arts is pleased to be partnering with UT Health in providing music for staff and patients.

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More Announcements

  • 2023-2024 Auditions

    Music major, ensemble and Talent Award audition dates have been announced. Schedule your audition today!

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  • Piano Skills Festival 2023

    The Piano Skills Festival returns for 2023. Find out more!

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Meet Us!


Austin Seybert

At home in the classical and jazz genres as a performer and composer, welcome Dr. Seybert, our new Assistant Professor of Low Brass and conductor of the Wind Ensemble.

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Sue Bugg

Adjunct Lecturer of Flute and native of Gilmer, Ms. Bugg taught in the East Texas public schools for 37 years and is an active recitalist and symphonic performer.

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Tyree Hastings

Our new Patriot Drumline director and Instructor of Percussion Studies, Mr. Hastings is a diversified performer and teacher to students in top tier drum corps.

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Elena Daughtery

Originally from the Czech Republic, Ms. Daughtery is an accomplished collaborative pianist with numerous soloists and ensembles in and outside the university.

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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 University of Texas at Tyler 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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