The Music Academy (MA) is driven by the by the belief that music education and an appreciation for the arts can transform a community. As the community outreach division of the UTRGV Department of Music, the Music Academy provides prestigious music instruction for all ages. MA students are partnered with teachers who are pursuing or hold degrees in music and believe in providing quality instruction at an affordable cost.
In addition to investing in the next generation of musicians, MA provides an opportunity for students to be a part of the higher education community from an early age. Lessons are held on the campus of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and all students are mentored by a musician who is a member of the university. The goal is to create an atmosphere where students are encouraged to pursue a college education and can see it as a viable option for their future.