Department of Music

Resources for Current Students

Stay connected with your University of Toledo Department of Music! This page features great links and documents for current students. From templates to help you prepare your recital program to helpful information if you're considering grad school, to music industry links and news, this is the page for you. Just click and go!

UToledo student musicians playing violins36th Annual Student Composition Contest

Deadline: April, 2024

The 36th Annual Student Composition Contest is co-sponsored by the UToledo Department of Music and Craig Whitaker, a UToledo alumnus and owner of Craig's Pianos and Keyboards.

Details and criteria for this year's competition will be avaialable soon.
The general information below is from previous years and should continue as is.

  • The contest features two entry categories - college and high school. $900 in prize money is available. 
  • Student composers enrolled in secondary schools, or colleges, and universities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan are eligible to enter.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • The minimum length of the entry must be 3 minutes.
  • Works should be performable by college-level musicians.
  • Works entered must be original, unperformed, and unpublished. No arrangements or transcriptions are allowed.
  • Entries are to be submitted on-line. PDF scores are preferred, with digital recordings attached.

Online Entry Form

Fall 2023 Jury Application Forms

The links below will take you to a Google form specific to your area.  Please fill out all the requested information and be sure to click "Submit" at the end of the form.  If you have questions, check with your applied instructor or area coordinator.









2019-2020 Music Student Handbook

Accompanying Information

Need an accompanist for your recital? This page has everything you need to arrange an accompanist - rules, forms, rates.

My Faculty

This webpage lists all of our current faculty by area of specialty. Each faculty member's academic background and contact info is provided as well as a link to a biography for each, if available.

Music Student Hearings/Recitals

To perform a student recital and receive credit for it, you must be registered for the recital as a class. Register for junior/senior recital (MUS3810 or MUS4810) and choose the section that applies in your case. You must then hold and pass a hearing. During the hearing, you will be asked to perform significant portions if not all of the pieces to be performed at the recital. Your applied instructor will inform you of the committee’s approval/disapproval and any other decisions/recommendations. Assuming you pass your hearing, you are free to perform your recital.


  • Student recitals MUST occur in the Department of Music Recital Hall unless otherwise approved by the administration.
  • Student recitals MAY NOT be scheduled during final exam week or on a University holiday closure.
  • Music Education majors MUST perform their senior recital prior to student teaching.
  • Request scheduling is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Requisite recitals take priority over all others.
  • Student recitals MUST NOT exceed 60 minutes (including intermission).

Setting Up Your Hearing and Recital

  • Select recital hearing committee members. Committee MUST consist of your applied music instructor, a faculty member from your applied area (brass, woodwind, percussion, string, piano, voice, or jazz) and another music faculty member of your choice.
  • Download a copy of the Hearing form. You will need this form at your hearing. Your committee members' signatures on this form are required. It is available in the Music Department main office or online at
  • Choose dates for your hearing AND recital that work for you, your committee, and when the Recital Hall is available. The hearing MUST take place not less than two (2) weeks and no more than 6 weeks prior to the planned recital date. Work with the Department of Music secretary ( to identify dates.
  • Complete a space request form for your hearing date and recital date ( Unless the dates are unavailable for some reason, your request will be honored. Space requests are (usually) first-come-first-served. Recital dates are TENTATIVE until we receive confirmation that you passed your hearing! Return a completed, signed copy of your Hearing Form to the secretary in the Department of Music office to confirm your recital date.  If you DO NOT PASS your hearing, please inform the secretary so the recital date can be opened for someone else. You can also use this as an opportunity to re-schedule your new hearing and recital dates for a future semester.
  • When you submit the space request form online, a copy will also go to the instructor you named for their approval. 
  • Your reservation is confirmed UNLESS the department secretary informs you otherwise. Use the same space request form to schedule a dress rehearsal. Rehearsal times may be scheduled in the performance hall for two (2) hours prior to the performance on a space-available basis. Check the room schedule on our website for availability. 
  • For your recital - You may need to find people to serve as ushers, stage manager, and page-turner.  Please arrange for these people on your own in advance.
  • Recital Fee - What it Covers

    • Piano Tuning is done frequently in the RH. The department secretary will schedule a tuning for all recitals requiring a piano. The recital fee covers the tuning cost.

    • Recording Services Degree recitals MUST be recorded. The cost of the recording is covered by the recital fee. The master recording will be cataloged in the Music Library. The performer will be provided one (1) copy of the recording as part of the recital fee. 
  • Recital Hall Usage - When you reserve the Recital Hall, you are responsible for the space during the total time of your reservation. Please carefully review the policies and expectations on the reservation form and in the follow-up email.

Student Recital Programs

The Department of Music will print the programs for your student recital - free! But you are responsible for providing your program information. We have a helpful template you can use that will help you pull all the information together. 

Download MS Word Program Template


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 websites of these organizations or contact them directly to learn more. These groups also regularly post information on bulletin boards in the UToledo Center for Performing Arts. 


Find out about other UT student organizations at the Office of Student Involvement

Have an idea to better our spaces, or have service needs? Submit a request with Kappa Kappa Psi using their online form.

Even More Helpful Info

Visit our Music industry links page for information about attending grad school and for music industry links and news.


Last Updated: 11/6/23