If music is your passion, we can make it your vocation. And being a virtuoso is not a pre-requisite—your acceptance into the Xavier music program is based upon your musical literacy rather than performance accomplishments. It's from that starting point that you'll discover and follow your passions and interests, whether it's education, performance, theatre or directing.


of Xavier graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 90 days 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 the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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.

Music Scholarships

The Music Department offers scholarships and grants to both music and non-music majors. Good for all four years at Xavier, these scholarships and grants are awarded for voice or instrumental proficiency.

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The Music Department is here to answer any questions you might have. Contact us at 513-745-3801 or

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Four Years That Will Change Your Life.


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