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Music Schools & Colleges in Florida
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.
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’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.
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.
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 perform in local, national and international venues.
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 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.
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.
The bachelor’s degree in music is a non-professional liberal arts degree for students who wish to study a general music curriculum. The program includes music theory, music history, conducting, music technology, applied music (private lessons) and participation in ensembles. Recipients of this degree may continue with graduate study in music, enter professional schools such as law or medicine, work in music-related fields such as publishing, retail business, recording, or arts management, or work in other fields not requiring a specific bachelor’s degree.
Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music
Ft. Myers, FL
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is dedicated to helping creative students follow their dreams in the entertainment and media industry. Whether they are passionate about music, art and design, web and technology, filmmaking, or the business behind entertainment, an education at Full Sail University can prepare students for a career path doing what they love.
Through Full Sail’s real-world approach, students work in studios and labs using industry standard equipment, compiling a portfolio showcasing their work to potential employers. Located in Winter Park, Florida (just minutes from Orlando), the Full Sail campus has the look and feel of a creative studio environment, complete with industry-standard recording studios, spacious film soundstages, a motion capture studio, game studios, and a professional performing arts venue – all housed in a 191-acre multimedia complex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAE Institute trains students for diverse, entrepreneurial careers in the audio and entertainment industries. On each of our 7 campuses across the US, you’ll find programs specifically designed to immerse you in hands-on, real-world projects from the start, aimed to prepare you to launch a career doing what you love.
Our graduates score movies, design sound for games, mix live sound, run studios, and manage venues. In fact, 7 SAE graduates have participated on GRAMMY nominated projects this year alone.
“The overall vibe at SAE is amazing. The instructors are passionate about their craft, and the entire staff genuinely wants to help. They go out of their way to get you to the next level.” –2012 Graduate
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Frost Online is proud to offer two innovative and dynamic online master’s degree programs and eight focused online graduate certificates pertaining to music business studies and entrepreneurship for musicians.
The 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 are 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.