“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I'm glad I chose to attend ONU because I was able to gain valuable performance experience in a personal and professional setting that truly prepared me for the next level. The faculty and staff of the music department at Northern are all truly invested in the futures of each and every one of their students. —Miriam Stoner, BM '13
The Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, with superb academics and top-notch faculty, excellent ensemble performance experiences, a dynamic musical theatre program that provides opportunities to perform on stage and in the pit, and faculty and staff with connections to venues such as the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera Company as well as internship experiences with pedagogues such as Malcolm Bilson and the Climax Jazz Band of Toronto.
We offer a wide variety of programs, including the Bachelor of Music in music performance, the Bachelor of Music in music education and the Bachelor of Arts in music; concentrations in sound recording technology, theory/composition, music history/literature or applied studies; and a music minor.