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Music

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.
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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2022 Audition Dates

  • Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 (Virtual)
  • Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022
  • Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022

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Virtual Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session about the Department of Music. Our faculty members will be available to answer any questions you may have about music at the University of Dayton. Sessions are open to all interested students regardless of their intended major.  

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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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Events

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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Organizations and Opportunities
Pride of Dayton Marching Band
The Pride of Dayton Marching Band is a show band recognized for energetic parade dances and powerful halftime performances. Members do not have to be music majors. We are proud to be one of the most diverse organizations at the University of Dayton
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University Chorale

The University of Dayton Chorale is a highly motivated group of students who strive for excellence through the art of choral music. If you want to grow as a musician, learn new and challenging music, and travel within the US and abroad, audition for this phenomenal group.

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Student Organizations

Our students are involved, inside and outside of the classroom. Be a part of it.

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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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Dayton Opera Apprentice Program

The Dayton Opera Apprentice program is an innovative opportunity for students to expand horizons and gain experience in the field of vocal performance.

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In the News
10.04.21
University of Dayton to host second Dayton funk symposium Nov. 3-6

The Dayton Funk Symposium returns to the University of Dayton Nov. 3-6 with a lineup of academic, cultural and community events celebrating the rhythmic groove-based genre that put Dayton on the musical map in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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Fine and Performing Arts 09.30.21
Sounds of UD: University of Dayton Department of Music performs for Dayton community

Despite less than two weeks to prepare for a performance at Levitt Pavilion in the heart of downtown Dayton, the invitation was too good of an opportunity to pass up for University of Dayton Department of Music faculty and students. Nearly 200 students and 15 faculty performed for several hundred concert-goers, who listened and danced on the lawn during the two-hour musical showcase.

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Fine and Performing Arts 09.24.21
University of Dayton ArtsLIVE series returns with live performances

After a pandemic-related hiatus during 2020 that featured three virtual events, the ArtsLIVE Performance Series resumes with six live concerts scheduled for the 2021-22 academic year.

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CONTACT

Department of Music

Fitz Hall, Room 475
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2946
937-229-3936
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