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UTEP Music Featured in the Arts Journal Website - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Centennial Speaker, Greg Sandow, writes about UTEP, the Department of Music and the new Center for Arts Entrepreneurship in the Arts Journal website.
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UTEP Senior Lecturer in Voice receives Two Outstanding Acheivement Awards - Thursday, April 6, 2017
ššUTEP Senior Lecturer in Voice receives 2017 Liberal Arts Outstanding Achievement Award and the Outstanding Advocate for Entering Students Award-faculty division.
Congratulations to UTEP Voice Professor Blythe Cates on receiving an Outstanding Lecturer Award and an Outstanding Advocate Award for her work in the Department of Music! Brava, Dr. Cates!  

UTEP Horn Choir Invited to Perform at the 2017 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Congratulations to Horn Professor, Richard Lambrecht, and the UTEP Horn Choir for their invitation to perform at the 2017 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. 

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"


New Center to Expand Opportunities for Students Persuing Degrees in the Arts - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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New Music Students

For information on becoming a music major at UTEP, and to schedule your audition click here.

New and Current Music Students

For all undergraduate music advising, and to receive information about upcoming Music Theory Placement Exams, begin by submitting the NEW Music Advising Questionnaire (MAQ). All new music majors need to take the Music Theory Placement Exam (or take Music Fundamentals 1). Just click on this link.

For more information on the Music Theory Placement Exam, click here.

It's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with your degree plan. Up-to-date degree plans are available at Select a catalog year (usually your first year at UTEP), then "College of Liberal Arts," "Undergraduate" or "Graduate," and scroll through degree plans to "Bach of Music..." or "Master of Music..." Next, click "Get My Degree Plan!"

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Graduate Teaching Assistantship

The UTEP Department of Music invites applicants for graduate teaching assistantships for the upcoming academic year.

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.

Information on our current graduate teaching assistants can be found at our Teaching Assistants page.