College of Musical Arts

College of Musical Arts

An outstanding collegiate music program whose graduates become professional educators, performers and scholars.


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.


job placement, 2017-2019 music education graduates


ensemble opportunities


student to faculty ratio


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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Chicago-based Spektral Quartet

Leah Tracy leaves a piece of herself behind at BGSU

The graduate's composition “Remember, Woman” is now the official anthem of the BGSU Women’s Chorus.

BGSU Associate Professor David Bixler

BGSU associate professor releases two jazz albums in 2020

Saxophonist and BGSU Director of Jazz Studies David Bixler released two albums in 2020: “Blended Lineage” and “Inside the Grief.”

Major Nowlin during Inauguration Day

Maj. Ryan Nowlin ’00, ’04 has two songs performed on Inauguration Day

BGSU alumnus has participated in three inaugurations since joining U.S. Marine Band in 2010.


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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College of Musical Arts
1031 Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green State University