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
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MARCH 28, 2017 – UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán spent Spring Break attending, performing and teaching at two national mariachi festivals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cesia Hernandez, a junior education major from Brownsville, played the Día de los Muertos-inspired Sandman in UTRGV
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.