The UTSA School of Music cultivates innovation, artistry, and scholarship while amplifying the cultural wealth of San Antonio and enriching our community through music and performing arts. We empower students by nurturing their musicianship, integrating their personal values and goals into their professional identities, and fostering discovery and growth.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Tracy Cowden, D.M.A.


Tracy Cowden, D.M.A.

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

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New Music Festival - Chamber Music

Showcasing new works by living composers!




SWGS 2024: Duo Fortis

Don't miss San Antonio's largest classical guitar festival!


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SWGS 2024: Southwest Solo Guitar Competition Winners Concert

Don't miss San Antonio's largest classical guitar festival!




SWGS 2024: William Kanengiser and Pablo Garibay

Don't miss San Antonio's largest classical guitar festival!

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Linda Jenkins, M.M.

January 17, 2024

Linda Jenkins To Perform UTSA Faculty Debut In The Hall on Friday

The performance is set to be the second iteration of the UTSA School of Music's Maestría Faculty Artist Series, an initiative and branding launched in October 2023 to promote public interest in UTSA faculty artist performances. Jenkins' performance is the first of five new entries in the concert series that will be announced soon. Jenkins is joined by the school's collaborative pianist, Dr. Jeong Eun-Lee, who has been with the school since August 2022.

January 3, 2024

Tejano music pioneers expand their horizons in surprising ways

Shelly Lares and Patsy Torres each decided to build on their celebrity in ways some of their devoted fans may find surprising after making their marks in the Tejano music industry that they helped pioneer.

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.