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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 Read the full Release.

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. Read the full release.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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. Read the full release.

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. Read the full release.

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

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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. Read the full release.


UTRGV School of Music students at the Music Festival in Pennsylvania.

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