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School of Music

Explore Our Programs

  • B.M. Composition

    The undergraduate degree in music composition is a comprehensive program providing students with the strong, well-rounded education in music required to achieve success as a composer.

    B.M. Composition
  • B.M. Music Education

    Students who major in music education choose an emphasis in either choral or instrumental music—and receive a balanced program of applied music, theoretical studies, professional education studies, and field work experiences.

    B.M. Music Education
  • B.M. Music Therapy

    One of the oldest music therapy degree programs in the United States, this program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and follows a long history of quality teaching and preparation for a successful career in the field of music therapy.

    B.M. Music Therapy
  • B.M. Performance

    Ohio University's performance faculty provides comprehensive study through private instruction, large and small ensemble experiences, chamber music, pedagogy and literature courses, and master classes.­

    B.M. Performance
  • B.A. in Music

    The Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.) is designed for students with excellent musicianship who seek a broader degree program than is typically possible within a B.M. curriculum— allowing more opportunities for study in a second area of interest.

    B.A. in Music
  • Music Minors

    The School of Music offers three minor degrees. The Minor in Music is offered to students who wish to continue studying music while pursuing a different major. The Minor in Jazz Studies is intended for undergraduates who wish to emphasize the study of jazz in addition to their major area of focus.

    Music Minors

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    Musical Theater B.F.A. in American Theater Magazine

    July 2, 2019

    American Theater Magazine highlights the new Musical Theater Bachelors of Fine Arts Performance degree in the School of Theater.


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    2019 Under the Elms Concert Series

    May 28, 2019

    The UNDER the ELMS Concert Band, or Communiversity Band, continuing a long held tradition, is comprised of Ohio University faculty, students and alumni, as well as community members from Athens and the surrounding region.

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    Samba Camara on the Religious and the Secular in Senegalese Popular Music

    May 24, 2019

    Camara’s Ph.D.

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    2019 Athens Jazz Fest (April 8-14)

    April 8, 2019

    2019 Athens Jazz Festival, April 8-14, expanded this year to a week’s worth of performances, presentations, and jam sessions surrounding America’s music!

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