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UTEP singers sweep NATS competition - Monday, March 13, 2017
At this weekend’s singing competition held at NMSU in Las Cruces, 15 UTEP voice students placed in their divisions, with six taking first place, and one winning first place in both classical and musical theater. The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) holds these important collegiate competitions around the country. This weekend the Rio Grande District (which includes New Mexico and El Paso) competition was held at New Mexico State University. read more ...

Copland in Mexico Festival featured in national media - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

UTEP String Quartet playing at US/Mexico borderNPR's Here and Now:

"Festival Highlights Mexico's Cultural Contributions To The U.S."

Huffington Post: 

"A Little Border Music In Texas"

National Association of Hispanic Publications, National News:

"Music at the border, music at the wall"

ArtsJournal: Diacritical:

"Artistic Leadership In A Border City"

ArtsJournal: Unanswered Question:

"The Arts in the Age of Trump"


Zuill Bailey wins Grammy Awards! - Sunday, February 12, 2017

UTEP Cello Professor and Artistic Director of El Paso Pro-Musica Zuill Bailey won three Grammy awards Sunday, February 12.

Bailey was nominated in three different categories and won an award for each including: "Best Classical Compendium," "Best Classical Instrumental Solo" and "Best Contemporary Classical Composition" for "Tales of Hemingway."

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Assistantships are available in either applied or academic areas, pending qualified applicants. These areas include, but are not limited to, band, orchestra, choir, keyboard, guitar, conducting, music education, music history and literature, and music theory and composition. Those prospective and current graduate students who are interested should contact Dr. Dominic Dousa, Graduate Music Advisor, at, or by calling (915) 747-7819, for more information.

Prospective graduate students who have not yet applied for admission to UTEP should visit the Graduate Studies website.

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