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Music Schools | Florida

Ave Maria University
Ave Maria, FL


Ave Maria University’s Department of Music is fast becoming a leader among Catholic institutions of higher learning in the area of music. Besides a close working relationship with faculty, excellent resources, and premium performance opportunities, the curriculum in music provides students with an insight into musical thought and practice unavailable at most institutions. We are proud of our rigorous musicianship training that emphasizes the development of musical intelligence that will suit our graduates for a future in musical leadership in a variety of contexts.

Baptist College of Florida
Graceville, FL


The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for the student who desires to focus on developing performing skills. Students may choose voice, guitar, piano, percussion or wind instruments as a performing concentration area. These concentrations contain courses that will support the development of performance skills.


This program has a specific selection of music courses such as sight singing, harmony, conducting, music history, and music literature whereby your music background will be strengthened for God’s calling. In addition to 8 hours in a chosen performance concentration students participate in ensembles specific to their chosen principal performing area.

Barry University
Miami Shores, FL


Barry University’s music curriculum focuses on enhancing the student’s educational experience by following the liberal arts tradition. The Music Program is designed to help build musical skill and artistic performance while preparing students for a wide variety of careers in music.

Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, FL


The mission of the School of Arts and Humanities is to promote the realization of the overall mission of Bethune-Cookman University and to prepare students for a globally-focused, ever-changing diverse environment by providing scholarly, creative and professionally planned programs and activities through the exchange of language, religious and philosophical discussions, visual arts, musical performances, mass and speech communications, the humanities and literature, which forms a foundation of scholarship that seeks, creates, and explores connections across conventional academic disciplines while inculcating true Christian values that are based on faith, scholarship and service.

Clearwater Christian College
Clearwater, FL


A degree in music is a valuable asset for access to many other careers. In particular, music graduates are sought after in professions that demand a high level of personal confidence, communication skills, and expressive abilities. A degree in music also prepares individuals to worship God and communicate Biblical truth through individual or group performance.

Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL


Eckerd College invites all students to participate in music, ranging from the beginner and enlightened amateur to the music major and trained musician. Everyone has the opportunity to participate in the Concert Choir, Eckerd Ringers, small vocal and instrumental ensembles, private music instruction, and a wide range of music courses. The Eckerd Concert Choir and Eckerd Ringers have an intensive concert schedule and performs in local, national and international venues.

Edward Waters College
Jacksonville, FL


The Department of Music at Edward Waters College supports the mission and purpose of the College by serving as the primary cultural resource center for the arts. The Department of Music promotes the artistic and cultural development of our academic community by sponsoring numerous concerts, master classes, and programs on the local, state, and national levels throughout the academic year. The rewards of this exposure are numerous for our students, and include an exchange of a breadth of knowledge which includes academic enrichment within a liberal arts framework.

Florida A & M University
Tallahassee, FL


Florida A & M University Department of Music offers an impressive series of programs for undergraduate study, with the perfect combination of access to a diverse university setting and specialized music training. Our curricula combine tradition with innovation and are designed to offer students the flexibility to reach a variety of professional goals.  The Department of Music has a primary role in the preparation of choral and instrumental musicians for elementary, secondary, and college teaching positions. The department is also responsible for the musical development of the professional performing artist and contributes to the aesthetic and cultural development of students from other disciplines.

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL


The mission of the Florida Atlantic University Department of Music is to offer comprehensive academic and performance training in all aspects of the discipline in order to prepare students for advanced study and successful careers in music. It also seeks to represent Florida Atlantic University through community outreach.

Florida College
Temple Terrace, FL


The Florida College Music Department will provide courses leading to a liberal arts bachelor’s degree in music, as well as learning and performing opportunities for students with majors in other areas, in a setting which allows them to continue to develop spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially.

Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music
Ft. Myers, FL


Through specialized curricula and extensive general education offerings, the Bower School of Music seeks to prepare professionals for service in music performance and pedagogy and in related fields.

Florida International University       
Miami, FL

The School of Music at FIU offers a dynamic learning environment for informed, creative musicians. Students are fully involved in their chosen fields, where they can recognize clearly what they need to learn in order to become contributors to those fields. Today’s music making draws inspiration from many fields of musical development. This variety of influences has given rise to an environment in which creation and re-creation are of great importance.

Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, FL


Our programs meet the highest standards in academia. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is ac­credited by National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the Computer Information Systems Program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Additionally, the School of Education programs are state approved and in compliance with state criteria for appropriate programming in teacher education.

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL


Grow your musical skills in a program that emphasizes applied music while providing a solid foundation in theory, music history, and piano proficiency that enables you to explore and express the structure of music and the historical context of musical genres.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL


As the third-largest music program in higher education, the College’s comprehensive curricula embrace all traditional areas of music and world music study from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. As one of the leading music institutions in the world, the College enjoys an international reputation. On average, over 40 states and 30 foreign countries are represented in our student population.

Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL


Full Sail’s Music School is home to a community of skilled and experienced instructors, and guided by an advisory board of music industry professionals who ensure that the curriculum and tools used in each degree program are current and industry-relevant.

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL


To provide personalized attention and professional preparation for our students' music careers, offering tailored programs to meet a variety of needs within a well-rounded and academically challenging curriculum.  We are committed to leading our students to develop the knowledge, skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of the musician.

Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Boca Raton, FL


Primary among the goals of the conservatory is the nurture and education of the student body with a thorough attention to musicianship, artistry and skills needed to be competitive in the field of music performance. The aim is to train instrumental music students of high achievement through programs of study of an intensive nature in preparation for the challenges of the 21st century musician. The conservatory faculty forms a community of exceptionally accomplished and dedicated individuals striving towards similar goals. 

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, FL


You delight in making “a joyful noise unto the Lord.” You want to bring your passion and commitment to music to life — in your studies and beyond. As a student in PBA’s music department, you can do just that — and more.

Rollins College
Winter Park, FL


At Rollins College, you’ll be treated as an individual from the moment you show an interest in our Department of Music, to the day you distinguish yourself as a graduate of Rollins College.  We will take the time to get to know you and your family and answer any questions when you visit our campus, and will spend time discussing your goals and our offering our insight at your audition.  Some students prefer to visit first and then set up an audition, while others will visit with us and audition on a single day.

Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL


Southeastern’s Department of Music offers challenging technical training and instruction in music theory and history to the serious performing musician. Students may major in Music, Music Performance or Church Music, or earn a degree in Music Education through additional studies in Southeastern’s College of Education. Southeastern also is one of the first schools of its size to offer a substantial jazz studies program, which includes instruction in jazz theory, history, and performance. Students must audition to become a music major at Southeastern.

Stetson University
Deland, FL


The School of Music is proud of its long tradition of high-quality music instruction. Our 200 undergraduate music students receive personal attention from 47 artist-faculty members, and enjoy the benefits of a full-scale music operation with first-class performing opportunities.

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL


From large ensembles that showcase our students' impressive performance abilities and chamber music recitals featuring our internationally acclaimed artist faculty, to guest performers from around the world, we know you will be delighted to see and hear some of the best musicians in the country - right here in Central Florida.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


The School of Music, organized within the College of Fine Arts, plays an important role in the academic life of the University and the community. The School has 40 full-time and 4 adjunct faculty, serving some 75 graduate and 200 undergraduate music majors. Degree programs include B.A., B.M., M.M., and the Ph.D. (music and music education). The Ph.D. in Music includes emphases in composition, music history and literature, and ethnomusicology. All degree programs are accredited by NASM, NCATE, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of Miami Frost School of Music
Coral Gables, FL


The Frost School of Music, one of two schools established in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded, is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education. The School’s innovative programs, combined with its traditional areas of concentration, offer its students one of the widest choices of career programs of any music school in the nation.

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL


University of North Florida is home to one of the most recognized performance-based music programs in the country. With an emphasis on American Music and comprised of dedicated faculty members who are recognized artist/practitioners in their fields, UNF’s Department of Music offers a stimulating, yet personal atmosphere in which students can study and grow. The UNF Department of Music is a limited access and exclusively undergraduate program offering Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degrees in Performance with concentrations in Voice, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Strings as well as a B.M. in Jazz Studies. UNF also offers a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Since its beginnings in 1972, the Department of Music’s limited access status has allowed for a more personal rapport between teacher and student while upholding the highest standards of musical excellence. The countless awards and endorsements that the Department has received and continues to receive is testament to the caliber of the UNF Department of Music as one of the very best anywhere. UNF's Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). UNF was again voted by Princeton Review as one of the Top 50 Best Value Public Colleges for 2011. 

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

The USF School of Music is an exciting place for study and performance in one of the most artistically active areas in Florida. There are many incentives that attract music students to USF, including distinguished artist faculty, splendid ensembles that perform regularly at state, regional and national music events, an exceptional jazz studies program, one of the most complete electronic music studios in the nation (SYCOM), a visionary music education program, and an environment that boasts a wide range of excellent cultural activities.  For every music student, listening and learning opportunities never cease, and for the advanced student, performing opportunities abound! USF graduates may be found in leading graduate schools, professional ensembles and prominent teaching and administrative positions throughout the state and nation.

University of Tampa
Tampa, FL


Welcome to The University of Tampa Department of Music. At UT, students may engage in music studies as broad as their interests. UT's music degrees offer the flexibility to blend elements of musical styles, performance, technology, education, business, musicology, arranging and composition in ways that best serve professional goals and interests within programs certified by the National Association of Schools of Music. UT’s 32-member music faculty are a distinguished and dedicated group of performing musicians, composers and scholars who share their students love of music.

University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL


The Department of Music offers a personalized education at the baccalaureate level to equip students to perform at professional levels and to think critically as musicians and educators. This personalized education is augmented by numerous performance and ensemble opportunities. The department sponsors musical performances both alone and in conjunction with the theatre and art departments to reach out to both the university and the community. Currently serving over 110 majors and minors, the Department of Music is housed in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

Warner University
Lake Wales, FL


Thank you for your interest in the Fine Arts Department. This department offers two majors, one in Music Education and one in Music Ministry. The Music Education major is designed to prepare the student to teach music K-12 in school. The Music Ministry major is designed to prepare the student to work in a sacred setting. Both majors prepare students for graduate school and teaching privately.