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


Reflecting on the Success of PianoFest

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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.

TTU SOM playing for the pope

Lanfranco Marcelletti Jr. traveled from Texas Tech to the Vatican to conduct for a special audience member and for a special purpose.

TTU SOM Goin Band marching at Macy Day Parage

During the week of Thanksgiving, the Goin' Band from Raiderland boarded a private chartered plane to New York City.




School of Music Events


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    Susie Rockett, David Shea, and Kim Walker Faculty Chamber Concert

    2:00 pm @ Kent R. Hance Chapel

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    John Gilbert Faculty Violin Recital

    4:00 pm @ Kent R. Hance Chapel

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  • 26

    Benjamin Coelho Bassoon Guest Artist

    7:00 pm @ Municipal Garden & Arts Center

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    Faculty Collaborations Chamber Music Series

    6:00 pm @ 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.

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