Music at Muskingum


The music program at Muskingum University welcomes students from all backgrounds, skills, and experiences. We help you to find success in music, no matter your interests and goals! We offer a cutting-edge curriculum at the forefront of innovation in music studies. You’ll learn conventional skills in music performance, analysis, and pedagogy, but also contemporary skills in music recording, song writing, and entrepreneurship. Interested in teaching? Our music education program lets you observe and participate in classrooms from your very first year of study! Interested in a different program? Our lessons and ensembles are open to all majors and minors!

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  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1935.
  • Majors available in Music and Music Education. Minors available in Music, Music Theatre, Popular Music, and Music & Culture. Additional pathways available in Music Business, Arts Management, Music Production, and Music Therapy.
  • Innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the study of European classical music with jazz, art, folk, and commercial traditions from around the world.
  • Wide range of performance opportunities available to students from across the university.
  • Faculty mentorship and support through performance opportunities, large-scale research, conducting, and/or composition projects, internships with recording studios, nonprofit arts institutions, and instrument repair technicians, and beyond graduation into careers.


The music program at Muskingum University prepares students for careers in music education, music performance, commercial music, nonprofit organizations, and more. Music education graduates consistently find employment in public and private schools. Other graduates are active performers, both in Southeastern Ohio and across the country. Many Muskingum music majors pursue graduate study in music performance, music education, 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.

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