The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

School of Music College of Fine Arts

Mission Statement


The UTRGV School of Music prepares students to succeed as teachers, performers, and scholars by studying diverse musical styles, genres, and traditions; conducting research; and collaborating with each other as well as with local, national, and global communities. Through extensive community engagement, service learning, and exceptional performance opportunities, we expand the understanding of music and enrich the cultural life in our local society and beyond.


Provisional Core Values

  1. Student success
  2. Educational, Performance, and Research opportunities
  3. Collaboration with other arts, sciences, humanities, and health sciences
  4. Performance and Research of music impacting the Rio Grande and beyond
  5. Community engagement