Texas Tech University

J.T. & Margaret Talkington

College of Visual & Performing Arts

School of Music

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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


24 X 24 New Music Composition Workshop

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TTU Music student playing flute

An interdisciplinary collaboration brought concepts like gravitational waves and the Higgs Boson to life in a performance at the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders.

TTU Sphera Quartet

The recent TTU PianoFest was not only a celebration of musical talent but also a testament to the power of community engagement and collaboration.

TTU Sphera Quartet

The Sphera Quartet, is named a finalist in the MTNA Chamber Music Competition!

TTU SOM playing for the pope

Texas Tech offers one of the first university-level courses on the music of Taylor Swift.




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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.

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