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Welcome to the Department of Music

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.

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.

About Us
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Faculty and Staff
Our faculty of 50+ world-class performers, scholars, and educators is dedicated to helping you develop your unique musical potential – as a performer, composer, scholar, teacher, music therapist, listener, or advocate. You will find abundant and diverse opportunities to perform, individually and in ensembles.
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Whether you plan to major in music or not, we have many ways of keeping music in your life, from music courses that may fill requirements for your degree to a host of ensembles for vocalists and instrumentalists.
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Other Opportunities
As a music major or a member of an ensemble, there are many ways you can keep music in your life, through special programs, performances and other events.
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Careers in music range from performance to teaching, music composition to church music. Explore the possibilities.
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Our Performance Bands

Pride of Dayton

We are a show band recognized for our energetic parade dances and powerful halftime performances.

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Flyer Pep Band

We perform at the annual A10 basketball tournaments.

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Faculty and Student Research

Dunbar Music Archive

Our goal is to showcase and preserve Dunbar's literary career by giving public access to the myriad of ways his work has been presented, particularly in the musical arena.

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Other Research

Our faculty engage in a diverse body of research in many areas of music. Our students benefit from this research and are allowed the opportunity to expand or branch off into areas that represent their specific interests,

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Events and community engagement

Summer Performance Institutes

The department opens their doors to the community each summer with music performance programs for local high school students.

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Audiences from the campus community and throughout the Dayton area can enjoy a variety of musical performances throughout the academic year.

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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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