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.


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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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Attend BGSU's Summer Music Institute!
Youth Programs:

Attend BGSU's Summer Music Institute!

BGSU's Summer Music Institute features 8 different week-long intensive camp sessions designed to improve your playing, learn new skills and meet new friends - all on a college campus. Students will work with BGSU music faculty and guest artists who will challenge and inspire!
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New Music program exceeded Emilio Gonzalez's expectation
Class of 2019 Success Story:

New Music program exceeded Emilio Gonzalez's expectation

Emilio Gonzalez had a lot of difficult choices to make after earning his undergraduate degree in composition. Picking BGSU for his graduate degree is one for which he is grateful. Gonzalez is graduating with a Master of Music in composition in an environment much different than his hometown of Tacoma, Washington.
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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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