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.
There is a separate audition requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Music Department provides a comprehensive and rigorous music performance curriculum that meets national standards.
Our 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.
Opportunities for performance instruction, group recitals, group critiques, single-instrument or vocal ensembles, instruction in pedagogy, and performance sectionals.
Central 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.
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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:
In MUC 3372 Theory: Counterpoint, you’ll be focusing on in-depth study of contrapuntal processes based on procedures from 18th-century to current.
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I strive to engage every student and provide the essential ingredients that will build a strong knowledge base and a foundation for continued learning. Getting to know each student beyond the classroom personalizes the learning and directs my teaching toward their abilities. Whatever a student’s strengths, leading them to search beyond their reach for progressively new skills, is my approach.
The Music Educators National Conference student chapter, which all interested music students are encouraged to join; Delta Omicron, an international professional fraternity open to music majors and minors, Phi Mu Alpha, a music fraternity open to anyone with a professional interest in music regardless of major; SoCo Productions, with chapters across the globe for students to explore the music business, and MIC (Media Industry Club), bringing leaders of the music and media industries together.
Due to challenges associated with the pandemic, we have waived the requirement to submit a recommendation letter.
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.
If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:
Music scholarships are awarded based upon skill level and area of concentration. Additionally, Florida Southern College awards $500 per year to members of an ensemble: band, chorale, orchestra (strings). Ensemble scholarships are only available for non-majors; auditions are required. For information, contact the Office of Admissions at 863.680.4131.
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Music management major hopes to help others achieve their dreams.
Dr. Beth Gibbs also will work with local conductors and their choirs.
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