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Make Music Your Life.

At the University of Dayton, we will prepare you with essential 21st-century skills, so that you can use music to live our motto: Learn, Lead and Serve.

Our Department Audition Days for 2024 have passed, but it’s not too late to pursue a music degree at UD. Contact the Department of Music today to set up an audition, visit our Department, meet our faculty and students and take the next steps toward a career in music.

The University of Dayton is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The music therapy degree is also approved by the American Music Therapy Association. Our music education degree is licensed by the State of Ohio.


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Join the warm and inclusive community that shares your passion for music.

Our department offers programs including a Bachelor of Music in music composition, music education, music performance and music therapy. We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in jazz studies and music studies. Minors are offered in music and music technology. Auditions are required for admission to our B.M. programs. 

Auditions and Admissions

Students who wish to be admitted into a Bachelor of Music degree program at the University of Dayton, and students interested in receiving a music scholarship (regardless of major) must complete an audition.

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Faculty and Staff

With over 40 gifted and dedicated artists, teachers and scholars, the University of Dayton's Department of Music provides the guidance to take you to the next level.

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Roger Glass Center for the Arts

Commissioned in December 2023, the Roger Glass Center for the Arts includes a Concert Hall able to seat 386 guests. The musical performance space will be acoustically tuned to accommodate small ensembles, choral performances and full orchestras.

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Our prestigious five-day programs for Voice, Brass and Jazz give high school-aged musicians the opportunity to study their craft with professionals in their field. The curriculum includes daily individual lessons, master classes, workshops and seminars, as well as a concluding concert open to family and friends.

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Bridging campus and community, teaching and research, the humanities and other disciplines, the Department of Music is committed to educating the whole person through fostering an environment of connected learning.

In the News
Fine and Performing Arts 03.12.24

The Pride of Dayton Marching Band will represent the University of Dayton overseas in 2025.

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Fine and Performing Arts 12.07.23

This summer, UD senior Alyssa Boldt researched Silk Road countries and traditions to find musical selections for the Department of Music.

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Campus and Community 10.30.23

The University of Dayton Flyer Pep Band will be honored as 2023 Stan Musial Award recipients.

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Department of Music

Fitz Hall, Room 475
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2946

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We invite you to contact us with questions or to schedule a tour. Please call us at 937-229-3936 or email us from the link below.

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