Become a part of our music community.

In a vibrant community of nearly 500 music students, undergraduates and graduates work side by side and form lasting connections with their peers and faculty. By honoring traditions and embracing innovation, we prepare students for diverse musical lives and life-long career growth. The College presents over 600 public events each year and is a major cultural resource for the campus and northwest Ohio.


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Our partnerships offer experiential learning opportunities.

In the College of Musical Arts, opportunity is everywhere. Take advantage of it or create your own experience. Our network of alumni working in the music profession spreads far and wide through the Midwest and beyond. Partnerships with regional schools, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Museum of Art, WGTE Public Media, the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, the Detroit Symphony, and more, offer students the chance to get hands-on experience from the moment they begin their degree, and networking and job opportunities upon graduating.

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Merritt-Grant's mentoring of students honored
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Merritt-Grant's mentoring of students honored

Congratulations to Professor of Voice Myra Merritt-Grant for being named the 2019 Professor of Teaching Excellence at BGSU! Professor Myra Merritt-Grant’s dual focus on vocal technique and conveying the character and message of text has successfully helped her mentor hundreds of vocal students in the College of Musical Arts since 1995. Read More

Lillios professorship to support artistic achievement
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Lillios professorship to support artistic achievement

Congratulations to Professor of Composition Elainie Lillios for being named the 2019 Professor of Creative Arts Excellence at BGSU! In her 19 years on the faculty of the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, Dr. Elainie Lillios has regularly been in the news for her accomplishments and the awards and honors they have brought her.
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Philharmonia culminates 100th Anniversary celebration May 5
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Philharmonia culminates 100th Anniversary celebration May 5

Culminating a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the BG Philharmonia, the orchestra will join with over 150 voices from the A Cappella Choir, Collegiate Chorale and University Choral Society to present Beethoven's iconic Ninth Symphony on May 5 at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall. Read More


Music starts here.

We’ll help you discover the path that perfectly matches your passion for music. You might choose to focus on a single major. Or, maybe you'll follow a course that pulls together a one-of-a-kind mix of the unique opportunities offered here at BGSU. Whether you’re a full-time undergraduate student, a graduate student, or a working professional interested in online courses, your path to a successful career starts here.

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