Undergraduate Programs

Want to perform? Teach? Work in the music industry? The University of Toledo’s comprehensive, accredited Music program offers:

  • A wealth of options you’d find at a big school
  • The family atmosphere and small class size you’d find at a smaller university

Bachelor of Music Concentrations include:

  • Guitar
  • Instrumental Jazz
  • Instrumental and Vocal Jazz with an Emphasis in Music Business and Recording Arts
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • String
  • Voice
  • Wind

Top Reasons to Study Music at UToledo

  1. All-Steinway school.
    UToledo’s Music Department is close to achieving “All-Steinway School” status. Students are able to perform and practice on Steinway instruments, considered the best in the industry.
  2. Learn from the masters.
    Faculty members are performing musicians with international reputations. World-renowned musicians come to The University of Toledo for master workshops and classes. Recent visitors include:
    • Internationally renowned opera singer Marilyn Horne
    • Contemporary saxophonist Dave Liebman
    • Grammy-winner Alan Broadbent
    • Jennifer Jolley, co-founder of North American New Opera Workshop
  3. One-of-a-kind ties to a thriving local arts community.
    Not many colleges have the connections the UToledo Music Department has. Undergraduate music majors perform with the best: the Toledo Symphony OrchestraToledo Opera and Toledo Jazz Orchestra. Student musicians also play at off-campus music festivals and events and at local clubs and venues like The Toledo Museum of Art.
  4. Teaching opportunities.
    UToledo’s Community Music Program lets students earning music degrees get some extra cash teaching one-on-one or group lessons. Students also work with local youth through BeInstrumental, a local nonprofit.
  5. Student music groups.
    The University of Toledo has lots of active, energetic music groups.  Ensembles are open to all UToledo students. They range from Latin, jazz and experimental jazz to concert band, orchestra and choral groups. Join music-focused fraternities and sororities, Rocket Drumline or Rocket Marching Band, one of the largest and most visible student groups on campus.
  6. Want to teach music?
    Earn a Bachelor of Music education degree from the Judith Herb College of Education. Most of your classes will be in the Music Department.  After getting your bachelor’s degree in Music, you also can earn a master’s degree in education and get an Ohio teaching license through UToledo’s Licensure Accelerated Master's Program (LAMP).
  7. Required auditions.
    Prospective Music majors — even Music Education majors — must audition and take a music theory assessment.
  8. Required internships.
    Music Technology majors get experience as music producers and earn course credit by interning at a music studio.


What jobs can I get with a music degree?

  • Accompanist
  • Audio engineer
  • Band or choir director
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Instrument work and development
  • Music educator
  • Performer
  • Recording industry
  • Sound technician
  • Vocal coach

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 3/8/24