Graduate and undergraduate students perform music written for small and larger ensembles, plus multi-media and theater works, of all periods. Admission is by permission of the instructor. Instrumentalists (string, woodwind, brass, piano, guitar, and percussion), singers, composers, actors, dancers and/or video artists may arrange auditions by calling Robert X. Rodriguez at 972-883-2766 or 972-238-8703. Students may enroll at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Students performing on UT Dallas' Musica Nova concert series join professional musicians. Musica Nova guest artists have include members of the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Opera Orchestra and singers from the New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera. Music for past concerts has ranged from Medieval and Renaissance dances and motets to standard repertoire to experimental new works written for and/or developed by the ensemble. Concerts have included an evening of jigs, an evening of tangos, French cabaret and mariachi songs, chamber opera, ballet and a fully-staged commedia dell'arte pantomime.