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At A Glance

ONU is a distinguished university with an acclaimed music department...

  • Ranked #2 in the Midwest by US News and World Report
  • Named the Private University of the Year for 2012 by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Programs
  • Recognized by Creative Colleges Guide as one of the nation's outstanding music programs

...with a dedicated teaching faculty...

  • 29 music faculty members possess national and international reputations as performers and scholars and are all first and foremost dedicated teachers and devoted mentors

...and accomplished students...

  • 80 music majors, 25 music minors and many participants from all five of the university's colleges
  • 10 former high school all-staters, as well as many former members of the Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo youth orchestras

...who accomplish great things after graduation.

  • 100% music teacher placement includes schools in Arizona, North Carolina, Colorado and many locations all over Ohio
  • Recent graduates attend graduate school at Florida State University, Indiana State University, the University of Illinois, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, California Institute of the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, the University of Colorado, the Ohio State University and other leading graduate programs in Ohio
  • ONU alumni are on college and university faculties all over the country

We offer a wide variety of programs in music...

  • ONU is NASM accredited
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance or Music Education
  • Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Music History/Literature, Music Theory/Composition or Applied Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
  • Arts Management minor with copious practical experience in the Freed Center

...and outstanding pre-professional performance opportunities...

  • Four choral ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Marching Band
  • Chamber music
  • Pit orchestra experience
  • Outstanding piano program a rich on-campus musical environment.

  • Outstanding Freed Center musical theatre productions provide real life professional-level experience for singers, dancers, pit players and stage technicians
  • Nationally acclaimed collaborations with professional actors, directors, playwrights, choreographers and scenic and lighting designers including NYC Cabaret songwriter John Bucchino, Broadway and screen actor Gavin Creel and Broadway music director, conductor and arranger Phil Reno
  • Annual Spring Band Festival featuring distinguished guest clinicians such as James Barnes, Patrick Burns, Mark Camphouse, Samuel Hazo, Steven Reineke, Julie Giroux and most recently, David Holsinger
  • ONU Jazz Band guest performers include jazz stalwarts Ellis Marsalis, Arturo Sandaval, Allen Vizzutti, Clark Terry and vocalist Diane Schuur
Department of Music

Patty Warner

Presser 202
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed