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University of Texas-San Antonio


Department of Music

San Antonio, TX USA



The Music Education Program is the largest program within the music department and has enjoyed remarkable success in placing 100% of its graduates in public-school teaching positions upon graduation in recent years. The Music Education program at UTSA is a nationally accredited program leading to teacher certification in All-Level PK-12 Music.

The Music Education faculty is an outstanding group of scholars and teachers who regularly publish their research in leading journals and perform throughout the world. A low student to teacher ratio allows the faculty to carefully guide undergraduate students through the coursework leading toward teacher certification and develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful music teachers in public schools.

The Music Education Program, based in the seventh largest city in the United States, is situated to offer a wide variety of urban, suburban, and rural experiences working with a wide variety of teachers in some of the best band, choir, and orchestra programs in the state. For string players, the UTSA String Project is a nationally recognized program that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn the art of teaching on campus.

Music Education students are expected to and encouraged to perform at the very highest levels in solo and chamber recitals as well as with our large ensembles. A wide variety of performance opportunities exist with the school and in the surrounding communities.

In addition to academic and performance-based scholarships offered by the University and the Music Department, the Music Education Program offers special scholarships to undergraduates who intend to graduate and teach elementary music.

Video submissions should include:

Two contrasting selections in the classical style

Live piano accompaniment preferred

Video performance should be a front view of the performer

Music should be performed from memory

Video should reflect a professional audition

Those who are invited to audition will perform two songs or arias in the classical style. One must be in English and one must be in a foreign language. Selections must be performed from memory.


In-State Tuition (per semester): $5,001 - $10,000
Out-of-State Tuition (per semester): $10,001 - $15,000

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