Chair's Welcome

Chris Tanner

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Music at Miami University. Housed within one of the premier liberal arts universities in the country, our Department prepares students to excel in a diverse array of fields. Our alumni have achieved success as performers, educators, composers and as entrepreneurs in both music and non-music disciplines. Our faculty and staff continually inspire both our students and the surrounding community at large through their dedication to excellence.

Miami University is recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, and our location in Oxford, Ohio is just north of Cincinnati, a city with a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The broader Southwest Ohio region is home to excellent arts organizations including symphony orchestras, opera companies, art museums and theater companies. Our students are fortunate to have these opportunities for enrichment nearby.

I hope you will explore our website in detail to learn more about what we have to offer. I also encourage you to visit our campus, to see us up close and in person. Once you spend time here, you’ll understand what it means to be part of an exciting and nurturing community of artists and scholars — a place where you can realize your personal vision of musical fulfillment and success.

Chris Tanner, Interim Chair