We are the School of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As an emerging Tier One university, our music program matches the same stride. Our students perform in a variety of settings, from traditional ensemble performances to art gallery exhibitions to pop-up concerts across campus.

UTSA has a tradition of investing in, recognizing, and encouraging promising musicians who seek careers in music. Former UTSA scholarship recipients and graduates are successfully teaching in public schools and universities, attending prestigious graduate schools, conducting professional ensembles, performing in major orchestras, producing their own weekly television programs, and winning prestigious performance competitions. Former students include a past winner of the Steinway Piano Competition and the National Metropolitan Opera Auditions.

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The School of Music offers B.A. and M.A. degrees. In addition, students can pursue a Masters's Certificate in Instrumental Performance or Music Pedagogy. We also offer a variety of Minors to enhance your music education.

Tracy Cowden, D.M.A.


Tracy Cowden, D.M.A.

Director, School of Music, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music, Special Assistant to the Dean for Community Engagement and the Arts



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UTSA School of Music Digital Magazines

Cadenza November 2023 Issue

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October 18, 2023

Tracy Cowden uses UTSA endowed professorship to harness healing power of music

Tracy Cowden is making great strides at UTSA at the intersection of music performance and healing.

October 12, 2023

Ballet Nepantla brings Mexican folk dance to life as part of the UTSA En Vivo series

The Recital Hall on UTSA’s Main Campus will become a portal to the mystical realm of the afterlife when Ballet Nepantla brings their show Mística to campus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17.

Organist Colin Campbell's "Rapsodia del Rio Grande" will be the featured major work at the UTSA Orchestra's upcoming concert on September 27.

September 25, 2023

UTSA Orchestra will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Sept. 27 concert, ‘Rapsodia Mexicana,’ a celebration of Mexican music and the confluence of south Texan culture

Rapsodia Mexicana kicks off the UTSA School of Music’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized nationally from September 15 to October 15. Performances during this month will pay tribute to the Hispanic, Latino and Chicano peoples’ proud traditions and history in the U.S.