Texas Tech University

J.T. & Margaret Talkington

College of Visual & Performing Arts

School of Music



Who We Are

Music is essential to the human experience.

Take control of your future as you prepare for a career as a professional musician, educator, or industry leader. Our music students thrive in small class sizes and 1:1 studio courses with faculty across a variety of instrument areas and musical styles. From outstanding teachers in public schools, colleges, and universities, to professional careers as musicians and performers on some of the biggest stages, our students find their calling through a long tradition of excellence at Texas Tech.


Latest School of Music News


Goin' Band from Raiderland

Goin' Band from Raiderland to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Kaleidoscope of Choirs

Come join us at the 2022 Kaleidoscope of Choirs Concert on Saturday, October 1, at Hemmle Recital Hall

The Elegant Savages TTU

Texas Tech's most peculiar student ensemble is open to music majors and non-music majors alike – but an active imagination is a must

Faculty Member Awarded AAUW American Fellowship

Faculty Member Awarded AAUW American Fellowship

Faculty Member Leaves Her Stamp on the USPS

Faculty member consults with United States Postal Service on first-ever mariachi stamp





School of Music Events

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    University Symphony Orchestra Presents: “Hope Within the Stars

    7:30pm @ Buddy Holly Hall

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  • 1

    Kaleidoscope of Choirs

    7:30pm [Hemmle Recital Hall]

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  • 3

    An Evening of Latin American Piano Music

    Featuring TCVPA Dean Martin Camacho, 7:30pm - 9:00pm @ *101 [Hemmle Recital Hall]

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  • 4

    Jazz Ensembles Concert

    7:30pm - 9:30pm @ Buddy Holly Hall - Crickets Theater

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Audition Requirements


Students applying to most programs are required to audition or interview based on your primary instrument or chosen area of study. Select your audition date as part of the music application found on Raiderconnect. The audition dates for students applying for admittance into the School of Music for Fall 2023 are:

  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Saturday, March 3, 2023

The audition and entrance requirements for each area are linked below. Questions about auditions? Email schoolofmusic@ttu.edu.