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Bachelor of Music in
Music Performance

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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.

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There is a separate audition requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major 

Top Reasons to choose Music Performance at florida southern college

NASM Accredited

Accredited 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 Faculty

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.

Weekly Performance Labs

Opportunities for performance instruction, group recitals, group critiques, single-instrument or vocal ensembles, instruction in pedagogy, and performance sectionals.

Engage With The Arts Community

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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Rory Tracy

The opportunities to perform are fantastic, and the staff in both the music and theatre department are dead set on making you the best you can be. The small class sizes make you feel like you're not just another number.

Laura McKenna

I love how close knit the community is and how the faculty push me every day to learn, and challenge myself.

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
  • Choral
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Flute Choir
  • Horn Choir
  • Men’s Chorale
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Saxophone Choir
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Trombone Choir
  • Trumpet Choir
  • Tuba Choir
  • Women’s Chorale

Share the Beauty of Music with the World

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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Featured Music Performance Faculty

Brian Brink, D.M.
- Music Department Chair

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.

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Clubs and More

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.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BM

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Music Performance

  • 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).
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Music Scholarships

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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