Study with artists whose firsthand experience on the stage shapes how they teach and what you’ll learn in the classroom.Along with individual lessons and classes in theory, you’ll participate in a variety of individual and group performance opportunities such as solo recitals and high-level ensembles.
Your degree in Music Performance will allow you to develop advanced skills on your primary instrument or voice. With studies in music theory, history, and piano proficiency, you'll also explore the structure of music and the historical context of musical genres. In chamber and large-scale ensemble experiences, you collaborate with peers and coaches, in preparation for the performance of significant works of music.
NASM AccreditedAccredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Music Department provides a comprehensive and rigorous music performance curriculum that meets national standards.
Artist-Level FacultyOur faculty bring a combination of academic expertise and extensive performance experience to their teaching. This means you’ll be learning performance techniques from people who know the pressures and joys of being on stage.
Weekly Performance LabsOpportunities for performance instruction, group recitals, group critiques, single-instrument or vocal ensembles, instruction in pedagogy, and performance sectionals.
Engage With The Arts CommunityCentral Florida boasts a dynamic arts community, and with faculty serving as principal players in such groups as the Florida Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, and Sarasota Orchestras, you'll have a multitude of opportunities to attend performances, rehearsals, and interact with musicians.
Music Programs Thrive on Engagement
Here, you’ll join a community where students and faculty work closely together.
Along with our Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and Jazz Ensemble, we have additional performance opportunities through numerous small ensembles that include:
- Chamber Singers
- Clarinet Choir
- Flute Choir
- Horn Choir
- Men’s Chorale
- Percussion Ensemble
- Saxophone Choir
- Symphony Orchestra
- Trombone Choir
- Trumpet Choir
- Tuba Choir
- Women’s Chorale
Clubs And More
- Upon application to and acceptance by the Florida Southern College Office of Admissions, a student may be accepted into the music major program only through an audition in his or her applied music area. Auditions are offered throughout the school year on an appointment basis.
- All music majors with scholarships must be enrolled in a major ensemble in their major applied area throughout their program of study (music education majors and music management majors until the internship semester).
All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:
Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.
- A completed application form
- Personal statement
- All official college transcripts
- Social standing form
If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:
- Official high school transcript
- SAT and/or ACT scores
Internationally Acclaimed Tenor Anthony Kearns to Perform at Florida Southern
Saturday, October 7 | Branscomb Auditorium
Festival of Fine Arts: A Celebration of Creativity and Culture in Lakeland
This year's Festival commences on September 19.