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UTRGV 2nd Summer Saxophone Ensemble   

A behind the scenes look at the 2nd Summer Saxophone Ensemble that took place during June of 2017 at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Middle and High School Saxophone players join UTRGV students, faculty, and other members of the band and orchestra community.

Legendary bassist Eddie Gomez and his Jazz Trio to open Patron of the Arts Season at UTRGV

EDINBURG, TEXAS – AUG. 31, 2017 – The Performing Arts Complex on the Edinburg Campus will be filled with the sounds of legendary bassist and two-time Grammy award winner Eddie Gomez and his Jazz Trio, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Read the full release.


Recital by UTRGV music students Cedillo and Rivera a hit with Brownsville audience

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JUNE 27, 2017 – UTRGV music students Doris Cedillo and Clemente Rivera captivated the audience at the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center on Sunday, June 25, during an early evening recital. Read the full release.


UTRGV Flute Ensemble

UTRGV Flute Ensemble performs at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, MN under the direction of Dr. Krista Jobson and Dr. Brielle Frost

UTRGV Flute Ensenmble Picture

UTRGV Summer Trombone Concert set for June 27

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JUNE 23, 2017 – A group of local high school, UTRGV and TSC students led by Dr. William Haugeberg, assistant professor of Low Brass at UTRGV, are seen here rehearsing for the upcoming UTRGV Summer Trombone Concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the TSC Arts Center Main Hall, 90 Taylor Ave., in Brownsville. Read the full release.

Mariachi Aztlán

Mariachi Aztlán and Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán ended the semester with a rousing concert in celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Monday, May 1, at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville Read the full Release.

UTRGV’s Brownlow named to UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Dr. Art Brownlow, UTRGV professor of music, is one of just four UT System faculty members inducted April 11 into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers

UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán brings its music to San Diego, Chicago, for Spring Break workshops and performances.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MARCH 28, 2017 – UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán spent Spring Break attending, performing and teaching at two national mariachi festivals.

The UTRGV Flute Ensemble to perform at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Aug. 12, 2017 – The UTRGV Flute Ensemble will perform in recital by invitation at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The UTRGV Faculty Flute & Guitar Duo “Duo Aldebaran” to Perform In San Antonio and Minneapolis Minnesota

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – FEB. 9, 2017 – The UTRGV Faculty Flute & Guitar Duo “Duo Aldebaran” performed for over 300 delighted audience members at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Aug. 10, 2017 – The UTRGV Faculty Flute & Guitar Duo “Duo Aldebaran” will perform a full recital by invitation at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The NoviTrio performed and gave masterclasses in multiple venues and several cities in Puerto Rico

PONCE & MAYAGUEZ, PUERTO RICO – December, 2016 – NoviTrio, a UTRGV faculty flute/viola/guitar trio comprised of UTRGV flute faculty Dr. Krista Jobson, viola faculty Dr. Joel Pagan, and guitar faculty Professor Hector Rodriguez, NoviTrio performed and gave masterclasses in multiple venues and several cities in Puerto Rico, for enthusiastic audiences.

UTRGV School of Music proudly presented at the Endless Mountain Music Festival summer 2016 in northern Pennsylvania

Mountain Music Festival summer 2016 Picture

The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley School of Music was proudly represented at the Endless Mountain Music festival this summer 2016 in northern Pennsylvania by numerous interns along with music faculty member, Dr. Diana Seitz, professor of violin. UTRGV’s interns this year included Rafael Ramirez (violin), Gerardo Garcia (violin), Aldo Peralta (violin), Miguel Gutierrez (viola), and Adrian Ponce (cello). Interns performed alongside professionals and received private instruction from the outstanding musicians. A highlight of the festival was the performance of Aram Khachaturian’s violin concerto, which featured Dr. Diana Seitz as soloist.

UTRGV Bravo Opera Company’s community outreach delights school children with ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Cesia Hernandez, a junior education major from Brownsville, played the Día de los Muertos-inspired Sandman in UTRGV

UTRGV Tuba Euphonium Ensemble to perform in Washington, D.C., at U.S. Army Band workshop

The UTRGV Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble has traveled extensively and now will go to Washington, D.C., to perform on Feb. 2 at the annual U.S. Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop.

Tuba Christmas blows away Valley audience with unique holiday experience

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – DEC. 5, 2016 – A record breaking number of nearly 475 tuba and euphonium players filled The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Fieldhouse in Edinburg with rich and deep brassy sounds of holiday music Dec. 4 during the 28th annual Tuba Christmas concert.

Get Brassy: Enjoy a merry, musical Dec. 4 at the RGV TubaChristmas

EDINBURG, TEXAS – NOV. 29, 2016 – It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – TubaChristmas, that is – in the Rio Grande Valley. The public is invited to celebrate the holidays by attending the 28th annual RGV TubaChristmas – the largest TubaChristmas event in the state of Texas.

UTRGV Clarinet Choirs perform at International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas for enthusiastic audiences.

UTRGV Clarinet Choirs Picture

UTRGV was well represented at ClarinetFest 2016 as the Clarinet Choirs from both campuses performed. Only seventeen clarinet Choirs from all over the world were selected by demo recording and two of those groups were from UTRGV. The UTRGV – Edinburg Campus Clarinet Symphony under the direction of Dr. Bill O’Neil performed Ron Scott’s arrangement of the “Slavonic Dance 1” by Antonin Dvorak, along with two world premieres of works composed by our students, “9:13” by Clarisa De la Garza with the composer conducting, and “Storms” by Noel Barsenas. Dr. Jonathan Guist’s UTRGV – Brownsville Campus Clarinet Choir played a world premiere of its own, “new(er) counterpoint” by student Mathew Campbell under the direction of the composer followed by Jonathan Russell’s “Eleven” with Dr. Guist on the podium. Enthusiastic applause and comments from audience members were very positive for both groups.

Brownlow: 20th century student succeeds as 21st century educator

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – AUG. 15, 2016 – For Dr. Art Brownlow, UTRGV professor of music, the trumpet isn’t the only instrument important for teaching. Enter the iPad.

Music students tuning up for summer music programs in Texas, Italy and England

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JUNE 3, 2016 – Brownsville native José “Joey” Garcia, a senior music education major at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, became emotional when he discovered the name of the scholarship that would help him participate in the Spotlight on Opera summer training program.

Bravo Opera Company puts finishing touches on this weekend’s performances of ‘Street Scene’

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – APRIL 19, 2016 – Bravo Opera Company at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will present “Street Scene,” an opera by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes, on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville.

UTRGV faculty member Kurt Martinez performs Feb. 22 in classical, flamenco guitar recital

EDINBURG, TEXAS – FEB. 18, 2016 – Dr. Kurt Martinez, internationally recognized guitarist and associate professor of music at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, will present a guitar recital on Monday, Feb. 22, featuring works for classical and flamenco guitar.

Musicians tune into holiday spirit during 2015 Tuba Christmas at UTRGV

EDINBURG, TEXAS – DEC. 13, 2015 – The deep, august sounds of more than 300 tubas and euphoniums – many of them festively decorated with holiday sparkles and themes – filled The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Fieldhouse, during the 27th annual Tuba Christmas ensemble concert.

UTRGV, Valley high school musicians sweep competition at Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – NOV. 25, 2015 – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley mariachi musicians topped all university-level competitors at the national Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, held Nov. 15-21 in San Antonio.

Ring in the holiday season at the RGV TubaChristmas concert Dec. 13 at UTRGV

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas, Nov. 23, 2015 — Tuba players from across the Rio Grande Valley will join forces to continue a 26-year-old tradition – bringing holiday cheer at the annual RGV TubaChristmas concert.

UTRGV Tuba-Euphonium Festival features performances, training, by top world musicians

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT 28, 2015 – The public is invited to a number of free performances during the RGV Tuba-Euphonium Festival, Oct. 30 and 31 at the Edinburg Campus of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

First time for community audience: Bravo Opera Company performs ‘Hansel and Gretel’

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – OCT. 14, 2015 – For more than a decade, Bravo Opera Company on the Brownsville campus of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been performing Hansel and Gretel for area school children as part of the School of Music’s community outreach program.

Bravo! PAC premiere opens with packed house, powerful performances

EDINBURG, TEXAS-APRIL 24, 2015-The Grand Premiere of the Performing Arts Complex on April 23 was a prime opportunity to blend performing arts from the Edinburg and Brownsville legacy campuses as they come together to become The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.