College of Communication and the Arts

Greetings Prospective Students!

The University of Toledo Department of Music provides a comprehensive education in classical and jazz music traditions and offers a variety of musical opportunities and experiences for the University, the greater Toledo area, and the global community. 

You are invited to audition to UT to pursue your collegiate musical studies. Whether you are a high school senior or considering a transfer to UT from another institution, the Department of Music offers many degree choices and career options. We also encourage you to consider getting involved in any one of a number of music student organizations. Below is more information on preparing for a degree in music and studying here at UT.

Preparation for College Music Study

A student considering a career in music should reach that decision as early as possible and prepare systematically for college. Private study in a performance medium together with serious, dedicated practice should begin no later than high school and sooner if possible. Participation in high school performing organizations as well as solo and ensemble experience is important to the aspiring student's musical growth.

While keyboard facility is not required for acceptance as a music major or minor, it can be a help in some music courses. All colleges expect some study in piano and students would do well to have a little preparation early in their career.

In general, a prospective music student should have a good academic record in high school work and demonstrate a potential skill and artistry in some area of performance.

Studying Music at The University of Toledo


  • Bachelor of Music - Performance
  • Instrumental and Vocal Jazz with an Emphasis in Music Business and Recording Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Education (Multi-age grades K-12, all areas of music education)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music


  • Master of Music in Performance
  • Master of Music Education
  • LAMP-Master of Music Education


Metropolitan Toledo is one of Ohio's active cultural centers, providing students with a variety of musical offerings. On the campus, more than 100 concerts are offered yearly by faculty artists, students, and guest artists. The Toledo Symphony Orchestra and ChoraleToledo Opera Association and Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle and Chamber Music series offer many concerts each year featuring outstanding artists from around the world. Many of our faculty and students perform regularly as members of these and other groups.


One of the best ways to make sure you have a great college experience is to join an organization of people who share your love of music! Check out the web sites of these organizations or contact them directly to learn more. These groups also regularly post information in the UT Center for Performing Arts student lounge. If you plan to live on campus, you may also want to learn more about the Arts Living Learning Community. It's a floor in the Ottawa East Residence Hall that is home to other students in the arts. When you make your dorm request, ask about the ALLC.

Mu Phi Epsilon
International Professional Music Fraternity
For more information contact us at

Phi Mu Alpha (Epsilon Alpha, Sinfonia)
Contact: Justin Kelley, President or Dr. Jason Stumbo, Advisor 419.530.2217 or
The only men's music fraternity on campus! We are dedicated to the best and truest fraternal spirit, the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students, the advancement of music in America, and a loyalty to the alma mater.

SAI Sigma Alpha Iota
International Music Fraternity
Mu Delta Chapter
Chartered Dec. 10, 2011
University of Toledo
Contact: Danielle Gamble, President
SAI is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. Members of SAI are active in all areas of campus music and campus life, working closely with faculty, administration, campus and community groups, music professionals and patrons. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships, loans and awards in many areas, and at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact.

Kappa Kappa Psi | Chapter Site
National Honorary Band Fraternity
Contact: Taylor Nelson, President
Or Dr. Jason Stumbo, Band Director, 419.530.2217 or

Find out about more UT student organization at the Office of Student Involvement

Last Updated: 3/23/15