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Music

Welcome

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.

Virtual Information Session

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 UD. Sessions are open to all interested students regardless of their intended major. 

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Exciting new scholarship opportunity

The University of Dayton has created a new scholarship, the Leadership in Music Scholarship. Students nominated for this award are eligible for a scholarship worth $10,000 over four years. Any student who auditions will also be considered for Music Talent Scholarship awards. Click here for more information.

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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
11.16.20
University of Dayton Faculty Jazztet releases first album, honor late band member

The release of the University of Dayton Faculty Jazztet’s first album has special meaning for the group’s members. In addition to fulfilling a longtime group goal, it marks the final recorded performances by guitarist and adjunct instructor James Smith, who died in September at age 68.

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Fine and Performing Arts 06.29.20
University of Dayton music professor elected regional vice president of College Orchestra Directors Association

University of Dayton music educator and conductor Patrick Reynolds is taking a leadership role among his professional colleagues as the newly elected Northeast division vice president of the College Orchestra Directors Association.

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Research 04.20.20
National Endowment for the Humanities awards University of Dayton nearly $100K for creation of Paul Laurence Dunbar courses and archive

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the University of Dayton nearly $100,000 to develop interdisciplinary courses and create a digital archive to help preserve the legacy of Dayton native Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the first influential black poets in American literature

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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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