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


School of Music to Perform End of Year Concert

The University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra will be in concert at the Buddy Holly Hall.

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Andy Stetson Receives Honor

Associate professor and trumpet player fuses research, teaching and artistry to make his mark on Texas Tech.

4 students performing on a stage

Texas Tech's School of Music has partnered with South Plains College to establish the nation's first applied arts bachelor's degree in commercial music.




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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.