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

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 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. Read the full release.

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 Read the full release.

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. Read the full release.

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. Read the full release.

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. Read the full release.

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. Read the full Release.

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. Read the full release.

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. Read the full release.

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. Read the full release.

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. Read the full release.

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. Read the full Release.

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. Read the full release.