By being involved in all aspects of the profession, faculty members provide students with exceptional and challenging role models. The result is a superior level of professional expectation and achievement found in few regional institutions.

The active arts communities in Akron and nearby Cleveland provide additional opportunities for students to interact with talented musicians. Superb facilities include a 300-seat recital hall, the 3,000-seat Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, a music computer center, a music resource center, and an electronic music composition laboratory. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The School of Music at The University of Akron enriches the quality of individual and community life through the study and performance of music. Housed in Guzzetta Hall, the school offers degree programs based on a thorough study of music education, performance, theory and composition, jazz studies, accompanying, and music history and literature.

Students and faculty present some 350 campus recitals each year. The school's active faculty members perform regionally with such organizations as the Akron and Canton symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Ballet, the Robert Page Singers, and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra.

Faculty members have also performed nationally in recent years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the New Orleans Opera Company, and the Detroit Concert Band.