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.


School of Music Events

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    Octubafest 8PM

    An evening filled with traditional German songs, waltzes and polkas!

  • 22

    Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert 7:30PM

    An evening of compelling, contemporary repertoire performed by some terrific students!

  • 24

    Symphonic Band and Concert Band Concert 7:30PM

    Combined concert presented by the Texas Tech University Concert and Symphonic Bands

  • 25

    James T. Decker Faculty Trombone Recital 8PM

    Associate Professor of Trombone, James T. Decker trombone recital.




School of Music News

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Audition Requirements


Students applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Music or any Bachelor of Music in Music Programs are required to audition based on your primary instrument area. Select your audition date as part of the music application found on Raiderconnect. The audition dates for students applying for entry to TTU in Fall 2022 are:

  • Saturday, February 19, 2022
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022

The audition requirements for each instrument area are listed below. Students who plan to complete a Composition or Theory track have specified requirements below, as well. Questions about auditions? Email schoolofmusic@ttu.edu.