About the Project

Exploring the rhythm of the Alamo City

San Antonio has a unique and important musical history that evolved out of being a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries. Yet, despite being globally recognized for some of its contributions, there has never been a book about the city’s collective musical history.

 UTSA Libraries and the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures are excited to publish A History of Music in San Antonio, which will be released Fall 2024. The book will include contributions from musicians, scholars, music writers, record collectors and others who know and love San Antonio music history.

Utilizing material from UTSA Special Collections, the UTSA Art Collection and items loaned by members of the public, the project will highlight and celebrate the music of beautiful and diverse communities and serve as a resource for future scholars and students.