Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Fine and Performing Arts degrees

Art experiential learning

Intern with masters of the field from Proctor & Gamble and the NBA or take a trip to Chicago to see some of the world's finest art.


Invincible Marching Marauders

The sound of the band has been honed under the artful baton of Prof. Blake Gaines.  During his tenure, the IMM performed at Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 2022.  In the 2022-2023 academic year, they are slated to play for the Black College Hall of Fame Classic, the halftime show for the Cincinnati Bengals, and make a return performance at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. 

Band Cleveland Browns

University Chorus

The Central State University Chorus is the flagship choral ensemble at Central State University. It is committed to the advancement of music as an artistic and academic discipline, a viable professional field, and as a prominent presence in the national and international choral ecosystem. 


Music Teachers National Association

With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states and more than 500 local affiliates, MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support in the USA. Members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

First established by Dr. Nanyi Qiang in 2020, the Collegiate Chapter of MTNA at Central State University engages students-centered activities including inviting guest speakers, holding student-led discussions, and presenting benefit recitals.

OMTA Conference 2023

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