Music Education

It's your turn to pass your love of music on to a new generation. Our musical education program is based on your musicality and musical literacy rather than on performance accomplishments. Plus you'll graduate with the licensure needed to teach ages 3-21 in the state of Ohio and 43 other states.


of Xavier graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within six months of graduation.


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Get Involved

Play an instrument with other students in our Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble or Chamber Orchestra. If singing's more your thing, connect with the XU Concert Choir, the women and men's choruses or the Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble. Learn More »

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Art in the Queen City

Cincinnati is one of only 13 U.S. cities to boast a professional ballet, opera, symphony and theater. Engage with local arts organizations, including the Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Ballet and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

Personal Attention

Small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, our Career Development mentoring program will connect you with a Cincinnati-based professional in your field.


Upcoming Concerts

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Program Auditions

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Music Scholarships

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Welcome to the Family

Four Years That Will Change Your Life.


Xavier music graduates have gone on to such diverse positions and employers as
  • Music educator, public and private schools
  • Private music studio instructor
  • University professor
  • Performer in local bands
  • Sales, professional recording equipment
  • Member, United States Army Band
  • Cincinnati Opera
Xavier music graduates have also been accepted into graduate music programs at
  • Columbia University
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University School of Music
  • Miami University (OH)
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio University
  • Peabody Conservatory
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