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.


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

  • 2022 Auditions

    Spring audition dates now announced for 2022! Register online today.

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  • Piano Skills Patriot Challenge 2022

    The Piano Skills Festival and Patriot Challenge returns for 2022. Find out more!

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Meet Us!


Kyle Gullings

Director of the School of Performing Arts, Dr. Gullings is a published composer and music theorist whose projects have traversed diverse social topics from space travel to nuclear weaponry to mental illness. 

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Vicki Conway

Senior Lecturer in Music, Ms. Conway is an active piano recitalist, organist and presenter in health and wellness seminars on motor skills and cognitive processing.

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Cameron Rose

Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Rose is an active conductor and composer across a wide variety of styles and traditions, including composing for the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

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Jeremy McBain

Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. McBain's trumpet performances span the Bach Society of Houston to backing up Doc Severinsen, and from the East Texas Symphony to performing with Michael Brecker.

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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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