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.


The School of Performing Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, meeting a national standard of artistic, academic and professional excellence for our students.




The School of Performing Arts faculty is dedicated to challenging our students with a broad array of engaging course work, personalized private study, high calibre ensembles, and pre-professional music training.



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.

Wind Ensemble



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. The School of Performing Arts is also an All-Steinway School, providing students with world-class instruments for their study and performance.



Important Dates

  • NOV27

    Robert Garcia Senior Recital, Corey McCurry Junior Piano Recital

    Braithwaite Recital Hall - 6:00

  • NOV29

    Dr. Sooah Park, Faculty Voice Recital -

    Braithwaite Recital Hall - 12:30

  • NOV29

    UT Tyler Jazz at Christmas Parade

  • NOV30

    Jazz Combo Concert -

    Braithwaite Recital Hall - 7i:30

More Information

Student of the Week

Aliba Ilesanmi

Aliba Ilesanmi

Alaba is a senior music education major, originally from Lagos, Nigeria. A multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Prior to attending UT Tyler, Alaba studied music on two years full scholarship (tuition, books, and stipend) from MTN Foundation at MUSON School of music, Lagos, Nigeria. During those years, he passed the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College of Music London examinations in Percussion, Piano, theory of music and music literacy. The quest to better improve himself and the pursuit for higher education made him relocated to the United States in the summer of 2014. Alaba enjoys traveling and has visited more than 12 states since 2014, also he enjoys sightseeing and kayaking.

Read More About Our Students Here 

 Featured Ensembles


Blow Winter Winds!

Don't miss a beat with the winter Jazz concert on December 5 @ 7:30, Cowan Center. 


Agean Festival

Come hear new contemporary and classic music from around the world for concert band! December 6 @ 7:30, Cowan Center.


Good Tidings!

Enjoy a choral Christmas with the Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale! December 8 @ 6:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church.

Navy Band

Anchors Away!

Don't miss this special touring performance of the United States Navy Band! February 27 @ 7:30, Cowan Center.

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