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



School of Music Events

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Don Hodges Lecture Series: Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin

The latest lecture in our Don Hodges Lecture series.




Symphonic Band - "Kaleidoscope"

Join us for the Symphonic Band's first concert of the year




UTSA Orchestra - "Rapsodia Mexicana"

The UTSA Orchestra blends cultural traditions with the power of a full symphony to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month




UTSA Wind Symphony – "Power"

Experience the awesome power of the UTSA Wind Symphony in the first concert of its 50th season at the UTSA Recital Hall

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UTSA Marching Band Members signing "Birds Up!"

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All prospective transfer students are required to take a theory exam on their audition day. Incoming freshmen do not take theory exams.

School of Music Degree Programs

School of Music Degree Programs

See all the degrees available from the UTSA School of Music

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UTSA School of Music Digital Magazines

Cadenza September 2023 Issue

September 2023 Cadenza

Link to 2023 ViewBook

2022-2023 Viewbook