Students performing in an orchestra on stage

Music is good for the soul. At UT Permian Basin, we believe all students should be able to participate in our music programs, whether you are music majors or just love to perform! 

We have many vocal ensembles for singers and musicians including Spirit of the Permian Basin, Symphonic Winds, Concert Choir, University Choir, and Vocal Ensembles. UTPB students can participate in live musicals and perform throughout the community as part of our mariachi team, string quartet, or philharmonic orchestra. These students lead the celebration at commencement, University events, and sporting events. We’ve even traveled the world - visiting Mexico and New York City. 

University Choir

The University Choir is an auditioned ensemble that performs virtuoso choral music in a fast paced and rigorous environment. If you are a serious vocal musician this may be exactly what you're looking for. The University Choir performs regularly for events at the University, in the community, as well as nationally and internationally. Contact Dr. Eychaner to schedule your audition.

Concert Choir

The concert choir is a community of singers that performs frequently on tour, on campus and for events. Recent projects have included performing in Carnegie Hall, tours to area schools, performance for graduation ceremonies and international tours. Concert Choir is open to singers of all abilities by audition.

Vocal Ensemble

The Vocal Ensemble explores music for the stage including opera and musical theatre. They perform a show every semester. The Vocal Ensemble is open to all.

Marching Band

The "Spirit of the Permian Basin" Falcon Marching Band performs at all home football games as well as in exhibition at the Region 6 UIL Region and Area Marching Contests and other selected events on campus and in the community. The SOTPB entertains football fans at tailgating events, with its traditional pre-game show, and three different half-time shows each fall. The Falcon Marching Band rehearses less than six hours per week and is open to any student at UTPB regardless of major!  The "Screamin' Falcon Pep Band" plays at all home volleyball and basketball games as well as the conference tournament in Frisco.  Scholarships are available by audition for Marching Band and Pep Band! Please contact Dr. Kevin Richardson, Director of Bands, for more information.

Symphonic Winds

Symphonic Winds is the premier concert band at UT Permian Basin. Open to all students on campus regardless of major, the Symphonic Winds meets in the fall and spring semesters and gives several concerts each year as well as tours of local high schools. Performances are in the fabulous Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Repertoire is selected from standard band literature, the latest compositions, transcriptions, commissions, works with guest artists, and pieces with electro-acoustic and visual accompaniment. Keep band in your life and come perform with us! Please contact Dr. Kevin Richardson, Director of Bands, for more information.

University Philharmonic Orchestra

This ensemble is open to any student on campus and community members. Students with previous high school experience on string instruments are encouraged to join. This is a great environment to improve your musical skills, create musical connections with peers, perform in beautiful concert venues, premiere new compositions, and play with professional soloist. Participation scholarships are available. For more information contact Jean Gomez Fonseca. 

UTPB Mariachi 

The mariachi is open to everyone on and off campus. We always look for violins, vihuelas, guitars, guitarrones, trumpets, and singers. Come a have a fun time performing in different venues, touring, learning the craft from professional musicians, and getting involved with Latin culture! For more information contact Jean Gomez Fonseca. 

President’s String Quartet

The President’s String Quartet is an honors ensemble that performs frequently at University functions, private events, and chamber recitals. The ensemble is extensively coached by our string’s faculty. In addition to perform, the PSQ travels and supports schoo lteachers in the area with sectionals, lessons, and rehearsals. Members receive an extra stipend in addition to the orchestra scholarship. For more information contact Jean Gomez Fonseca.