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Challenging students to transform communities through music

School of Music

Making Music Together

The School of Music is a welcoming community of musicians, composers, educators, therapists, and researchers where you’ll meet collaborators and mentors committed to your lifelong success. Faculty and students embrace the transformative power of music to amplify beauty and positive change, in a one-of-a-kind environment that embraces experience and creative risk.


Visiting Artists & Scholars

From professional actors to international musicians to award-winning filmmakers, our visiting artists and scholars offer collaborative, hands-on experiences for our students.

Recent Visiting Artists & Scholars


Being present in the moment

"Sometimes during rehearsal I'll just look up and smile because of the music we are creating." —Briana Crippen, double major: B.A. Music and B.S. Preprofessional Biological Sciences; Vice President of OU Strings; Class of 2022

Briana Crippen, OHIO Music student, plays the violin

Everything Fell Into Place

"Everything fell into place with the School of Music. It truly felt like home. Opportunities seemed to abound, and they have during my time here. Coming to Ohio University was the best decision I’ve made! The School of Music faculty come from diverse perspectives, but they all have the same goal: to make us the best musicians and professionals that we can be." —Peyson Weekley: B.A. Music; Honors Tutorial College; Treasurer of OU Strings; Class of 2022

OHIO Music student Peyson Weekley conducting

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Monday, September 9 Visiting Artist: David Zerkel, tuba 8:00 PM Glidden Hall
Saturday, September 28 Concert: OU Wind Symphony 4:00 PM Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Saturday, September 28 Concert: Alumni Jazz Jam 8:00 PM Glidden Hall
Monday, September 30 Visiting Artist: Mackenzie Melemed, Piano 8:00 PM Glidden Hall
Tuesday, October 1 Concert: University Band and Symphonic Band 8:00 PM Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Wednesday, October 2 CONCERT: Ohio University Symphony Orchestra 8:00 PM Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium