Welcome to the<br>College of Musical Arts

Welcome to the
College of Musical Arts

As one of the country's outstanding comprehensive music programs, we prepare students to be educators, performers, and scholars on an international level, and serve our communities through vibrant outreach.


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, May 2017 and 2018 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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A musical journey
Student Success:

A musical journey

Joseph Johnson earned a Givens Fellowship that took him to Washington, D.C. and opened his eyes and his world to a rich history of black musicians in American folk music. Read More

Capitol Hill internship
Summer Experience:

Capitol Hill internship

Stephen Strouse, who is studying music and philosophy, politics, economics and law (PPEL) gained valuable experience as an intern with the American Association of People with Disabilities. Read More

Public University for the Public Good
String Education:

Public University for the Public Good

The experiences that students have at our annual Summer Music Institute not only impact their education, but extend into the education programs regionally and beyond. Learn more about how SMI String Camp fulfills this mission in this video.
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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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