Current Students - Graduate

If you have not been registered for one long semester (a fall or spring session), you must apply for readmission before you can register for any new classes.

Graduate Course Rotation

This document contains a list of the planned core course offerings plus selected electives. Please be sure to review when courses will be offered so that you do not delay your graduation.

Graduate Course Rotation

Practice Room Access

Please use the link below to to submit an request access for the practice rooms. Only active music majors, or students required by their music class, will be given access. Access must be renewed each semester.

Practice Rooms Access Video

Request to perform at the noon recital series

Click the link to submit your request to perform. Please be aware that you cannot save and return to the form, so have all your program information ready when you begin. Recital Information must be submitted at least one week prior to the recital date.


Recital Information

Please visit this page for information about requirements, programs, live-streaming, and other important elements of degree-required and elective recitals.

Recital Information

Sign up for comprehensive exams

Please follow these instructions to register for your comprehensive exams.

Schedule your exam

Grade Appeal Form

To appeal a grade within the Music Department, please review the instructions on the form linked below and submit a hard copy to the music office.

Grade Appeal Form

Graduate Music Advisor

Dr. Clifton Evans, D.M.A. University of Houston

Department of Music

Associate Professor, Director of Orchestras, Strings Area Coordinator, Graduate Advisor

Area: Strings

Clifton Evans


Phone #: 817-272-5027

Office: FA 253-A

Bio: Dr. Clifton Evans currently serves as Director of Orchestras, Associate Professor of Music, and String Area Coordinator at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Evans has enjoyed a conducting career that has taken him to Hong Kong, England, China, Austria, the Czech Republic and throughout the United States. Highly sought after as a clinician and lecturer, Dr. Evans has conducted numerous Region Orchestras and Bands and given multiple lectures on conducting and rehearsal technique. His upcoming schedule includes a return engagement with the American Festival for the Arts Conservatory Orchestra in Houston in the summer of 2021. In addition to his duties as a professor at UTA, Dr. Evans maintains an active schedule at summer festivals, conventions, and workshops. For six years, he conducted the Fargason concerts for the Texas Music Teachers Association, which featured concerto competition winners selected from across the state of Texas. He has also conducted the prestigious American Festival for the Arts Conservatory Orchestra in Houston numerous times and has been invited back for the 2020 season. In the summers of 2010, 2013, and 2017, he presented conducting workshops and other lectures at the state convention for the Texas Orchestra Directors Association in San Antonio. Each summer at UTA, he serves as Executive Director and a faculty member of the Texas Conducting Workshop, a program he founded together with the string faculty, and Summer Strings, a camp that hosts roughly 400 students from throughout the Metroplex. Dr. Evans’ previous positions include Artistic Director of the Arlington Youth Symphony, Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music for the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Music Director for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston, Conductor for the Houston Youth Symphony, and Music Director and Conductor of the Houston Civic Symphony. He currently maintains professional memberships in TMEA, TODA, Conductors Guild, and Mu Omicron. He is an honorary member of the Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi chapters at UTA and also served as the faculty advisor to the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter for 5 years. He resides in Arlington with his wife, Christy, and their children.