Music Fundamentals

Whether your interests lie in performance, music education, technology or other areas, music can be a rewarding career choice.

  • Comprehensive music curriculum combines:
    • traditional classroom instruction
    • individualized instruction
    • practical experiences

Our Faculty

  • are highly accomplished in their areas of specialization
  • have careers as principal players in professional orchestras
  • are composers and theorists

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Experience

The School of Music offers an array of hands-on learning experiences:

  • music studios
  • computer lab
  • electronic music studio
  • practice modules
  • 250-seat Guzzetta Recital Hall
  • 3,000-seat E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Real-world Experience

Music majors are encouraged and required to hone performance skills by participating in a wide variety of performing ensembles. Opportunities on campus include:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • University Orchestras
  • Steel Drum Band
  • UA Marching Band
  • Akron New Music Ensemble
  • jazz ensembles and combos
  • brass, woodwind and guitar ensembles
  • string trios and quartets
  • percussion ensembles

Music Student Organizations

Interact with other music students and professionals through organizations such as: 

  • Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association
  • Northeastern Ohio Clarinet Association
  • Northeastern Ohio Flute Association
  • American Choral Directors Association
  • International Trumpet Guild

Sample Curriculum

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