The UTPB collegiate chapter of TMEA was founded in 2005 and continues to grow as the music program grows. The chapter's primary function is to involve the students in the national movement for preserving music education in the public schools. With the collegiate membership in the association, students receive the Southwestern Musician.
Other benefits to membership in TMEA include:
- Membership in Texas Music Educator's Association (TMEA)
- Free subscription to Southwestern Musician, TMEA's official publication
- Free admission to TMEA convention in San Antonio each February
- For more information about TMEA visit their website http://www.tmea.org