In the Department of Music, we engage all student musicians through our robust performance offerings, providing a rigorous and collaborative approach to the study of music and its relationship to the other arts.


  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1937

  • Nine instrumental and vocal ensembles, plus numerous chamber groups for students with varied interests and experience levels

  • A diverse concert and recital series, presenting more than 50 on and off campus events each year

  • Performance scholarships to all students regardless of major

  • Internships, fellowships, and research opportunities

  • Faculty mentorship and support beyond graduation


Many Muskingum music majors have pursued graduate study in music performance or related fields. Recent graduates have attended The Ohio State University, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Akron, University of Colorado Boulder, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and University of Nevada at Reno. Other graduates are active performers, both in southeastern Ohio and across the country.

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