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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 interim department chair, Barbara Miner 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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Photos of guest composers Adam Schoenberg and Elaine Hagenberg2019 Spring Festival of New Music

  • Friday, March 15 - Chamber Concert
  • Saturday, March 16 - Roundtable Discussion with Adam Schoenberg Finding Visual Art in Music
  • Saturday, March 16 - High School Honor Choir & UT Choirs
  • Sunday, March 17 - Large Ensembles


The University of Toledo Department of Music celebrates the work of living composers with its annual Spring Festival of New Music. New music for Chamber, Choral and Large Ensemble are highlighted. This year, we're proud to welcome two outstanding composers - Adam Schoenberg and Elaine Hagenberg. The concerts are open to the public. Ticket information can be found at

ELAINE HAGENBERG, who composes choral music, will be working with our High School Honor Choir this year along with Dr. Brad Pierson, the UT Director of Choral Activities. Her compositions have been awarded and performed by universities, community choirs, schools, and church choirs throughout the United States and abroad. Her music has been featured at All State festivals, national and regional American Choral Directors Association Conferences, the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall, the Melbourne International Choral Festival in Australia, International Children’s Choir Festival in Canterbury and London, as well as performances in South Africa and Asia.

ADAM SCHOENBERG has been twice named among the Top 10 most performed living classical composers by orchestras in the United States. Grammy® nominated ADAM SCHOENBERG’s music is “invigorating” (Los Angeles Times), and full of “mystery and sensuality” (The New York Times). His works have received performances and premieres at the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Hollywood Bowl.


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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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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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