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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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UT Voice Students Earn Top Honors at NATS Ohio Competition!!

The University of Toledo Department of Music took 14 voice students to the regional conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions April 1, 2016 at Bowling Green State University. Several earned top awards.

Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini, associate professor of voice, and Micah Graber, a voice instructor, took the students to the competition. Dr. Ritter Bernardini said, “I am very impressed with their performances. It reflects well on the caliber of the voice program at UT. These students had stiff competition.”

Moises Salazar won first place in the non-traditional singer category. He sang the aria Torna ai felici di from Le Villi by Puccini. Graduate student soprano, Chelsie Cree competed in the Lower Level Advanced College Women's Division and placed second overall in the category. She sang a variety of classical repertoire, including an aria from Don Giovanni, a Handel oratorio selection, a selection from the 24 Italian Songs and Arias book, and two Art Songs - a French Melodie by Gabriel Faure and an English selection from a Samuel Barber song cycle. “What I presented was a variety of different languages, musical styles and expressive artistry. A judge commented that I chose a risky selection of songs because they were all quite contrasting. I have been working very hard this year and it has definitely paid off.”

Meridian Prall, a mezzo-soprano, won first place in her category and alumna, Ebone Waweru took second place.

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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.

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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 2015-16 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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