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, 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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Class of 2019

2nd time is a charm

Music education student Nick Kottman's "big, boisterous voice" earned him numerous opera roles and the opportunity to sing at his December 2019 commencement ceremony at BGSU.   Read More

Givens Fellowship

Musical, cultural journey

Tess Marjanovic enrolled in a College of Musical Arts course as a freshman that opened her eyes and her heart to the music of sub-Saharan Africa. That disovery prompted her to apply for and receive the Stuart R. Givens Fellowship.

Accomplished Alumni

Making a difference for Midwest orchestras

Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts (CMA) is a community of students who work hard every day to “Go Far” after their time on campus. Four CMA alumni are continuing to succeed in their orchestral administration roles at orchestras across the Midwest.


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