School of Visual and Performing Arts

Trumpet student Corey Johnson perforing with the UT Latin Jazz Ensemble The University of Toledo offers performance opportunities to students of any major From the UT Opera Ensemble performance of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream UT Music Education students get unique hands-on learning experiences UT Jazz students perform at a master class with guest jazz pianist, Billy Childs UT Music and Film students traveled together to China for a collaborative educational project


Audition for Admission to the UT Department of Music

Violinist with the UT Symphony OrchestraAuditions are REQUIRED for admission to any UT Department of Music degree program and for scholarship consideration. Below are the dates when you can audition. While you may audition on any of these dates, please select the dates you prefer when completing the form. If none of the dates will work for your schedule, please contact the department chair, Dr. Jason Stumbo at For information about how to prepare for your audition, visit the Music Audition web page.

2019 Audition Dates

  • Saturday, February 16
  • Saturday, February 23
  • Saturday, March 23

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Boston Brass comes to UT!  Oct. 31 & Nov. 1


November 1 (7pm) CONCERT IN UT's Doermann Theatre - GET TICKETS!

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For 31 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Performing exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment captivating all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere.


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UT Marching band on fieldPiano at Doermann Hall

The University of Toledo’s Department of Music is a fully-accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, including the Bachelor of Music Performance, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of the Arts in Music, and the Masters in Performance. Our highly skilled and experienced faculty is comprised of professional performing musicians, composers, published researchers, and active members of the commercial music industry. As a university in a metropolitan area, the UT Music Program and its students benefit from our proximity to, and relationships with professional arts organizations, including the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Opera, and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. Our students receive excellent instruction and numerous opportunities for the highest achievement. Auditions are required for admission into any Music Department degree program and for scholarship consideration. Contact us for more information on how you can prepare for a successful career in music at The University of Toledo.

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New Scholarship for UT Department of Music

The University of Toledo and the Toledo Choral Society partnered to present a concert June 2018, TRIBUTES, celebrating the music of Toledo jazz master, Art Tatum and UT faculty member, Dr. David Jex, as well as the memory of former UT horn faculty member, Bernie Sanchez. Through tickets and donations, the concert raised enough to fund the Bernie Sanchez Scholarship. The scholarship will be available to students beginning Fall 2019. To qualify for department scholarships, students must audition. Learn more here.

Photo of UT Music and Film Students studying abroad in China, Spring 2017

UT Music Students Travel to China

Thirteen students and two faculty from the University of Toledo School of Visual and Performing Arts traveled to the far east March 4, 2017 for a study-abroad experience, titled Music Teaching and Learning in China. The students studied Chinese cultural arts and music education in China. A group of seven UT film majors served as a film crew that documented the experience and the students’ activities.

UT Rocket Marching BandFacebook

The University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band is one of the largest and most visible student groups on campus! With over 220 musicians, dancers, twirlers, and color guard, the RMB is a positive source of pride and school spirit for you as well as the entire UT community.  It's a GREAT time to get involved! Find out more information on how to join the Marching band here.

UT Rocket DrumlineFacebook

The UT Drumline has a rich history of tradition within the Rocket Marching Band and continues to push the boundaries of marching percussion and performance. The group performs at all home football games as well as events on campus and around the Toledo area. Our Drumline DVD is now available to view on our youtube page here and contains clips of our warmups as well as show music. Find out more information about the Rocket Drumline here


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The University of Toledo offers several choral ensembles to choose from - Chamber Singers, the Rocket Choristers, the Glee Club, and the Glass City Singers. Visit our web page to learn more about membership, rehearsals, performances, repertoire and more.

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