College of Musical Arts

1031 Moore Musical Arts Center, 419-372-2181

The College of Musical Arts has achieved national recognition by training talented musicians for professional careers in performance, music education, composition, jazz, music history and world music. The college presents nearly 600public concerts each year and is a major cultural resource for the campus and northwest Ohio.

  • Students receive individualized instruction in the Moore Musical Arts Center—one of the nation's finest music facilities—which has a state-of-the-art computer lab and music technology and recording studios.
  • Nearly 60 full-time faculty are active teachers, scholars and performers with national and international reputations.
  • Music ensembles—orchestra, bands, choirs, small groups and world music ensembles—are open to all University students (some by audition).
  • The Batchelder Residential Music Community and the Arts Village Residential Community are conveniently located across the street from the Moore Musical Arts Center.
  • Approximately 90 scholarships are offered annually to incoming students to recognize musical and academic achievement.
Music Discovery Day

Music Discovery Day

Over 300 high school students register annually to visit the Moore Musical Arts Center for this event. Staff from the University’s admissions and financial aid offices are available to answer questions. In addition, visiting students can meet with faculty members. Learn More

Junior Audition Day

Junior Audition Day

The music faculty at Bowling Green State University invites high school juniors to present a “trial” audition at the College of Musical Arts. Learn More

The College of Musical Arts offers majors and specializations within the bachelor of music degree as follows:

  • Jazz studies (MUSP)
  • Music composition (MUCT)
  • Music education (MUED)
    • Choral
    • Classroom (General Music)
    • Instrumental
  • Music history and literature (MUCT)
  • Music performance (MUSP)
    • Guitar: Jazz emphasis
    • Instrumental
    • Keyboard accompanying
    • Keyboard literature
    • Keyboard pedagogy
    • Vocal pedagogy
    • Voice
    • Woodwind specialist
  • World Music (MUCT)

The Bachelor of Musical Arts degree provides undergraduate preparation in music and multidisciplinary curricula with intellectual, pragmatic, and professional objectives. The curriculum for each Bachelor of Musical Arts degree stresses an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach for each student.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers majors leading to the bachelor of arts degree in music. Emphases are available in music history, ethnomusicology/jazz, and performance studies. Bachelor of arts degree candidates who wish to pursue a major or minor in music should contact the College of Arts and Sciences' music advising coordinator in the College of Musical Arts. See the College of Arts and Sciences for additional information.


The recording technology minor is a supplementary program that allows students to become familiar with the equipment and techniques of a recording studio. By means of elective courses, students can emphasize either the business or technological aspects of the program, or create combinations of them.


The jazz minor is a supplementary program of courses and performance experiences presenting the historical and stylistic features of jazz. The jazz minor may be added to existing undergraduate degree programs in music composition, music education, music history and literature, or music performance. Students interested in the jazz minor should consult their department chair and the coordinator of jazz studies for assistance in planning for the additional required coursework.


Bachelor of Arts degree candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences who wish to pursue a major or minor in music should contact the arts and sciences coordinator in the College of Musical Arts, 419-372-8509. Students are required to pass an entrance audition.

Music Industry Minor

The music industry minor is a supplementary program that allows students to engage with and explore the many facets of music industry. By means of elective tracks, students can emphasize either the business, promotion, or recording aspects of the program. This minor is open to all University students; no performance audition required. Obtain further information from chair, Department of Musicology/Composition/Theory.