Accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and the prestigious NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), Florida College proudly offers degrees that are recognized throughout the world.  As our alumni can tell you, a degree from Florida College means something to those looking to hire.  We have former students, throughout the country, working as teachers, performers, composers and music therapists.  Some are working in the music industry as sound engineers, recording engineers and band technical support.

One of the most important contributions provided by the Fine Arts Department is the opportunity for self-expression, either individually or with others. The stimulation and enjoyment derived from the arts springs from study, self-examination and criticism, discipline, knowledge of other disciplines that bear upon artistic  interpretation, and a desire to achieve excellence.

The Florida College Music Department Believes:
  • We should be an artistic presence on the campus and to share the rich heritage of great music with students, faculty and community;
  • We will expose students to and involve them with the creative process through music, to heighten students' sensitivity to themselves and others, and to introduce them to a broad range of significant music;
  • We need to develop an understanding of music, impart knowledge of music and increase musical skills by means of courses offered within the framework of the liberal arts;
  • We must provide courses and curricula for music majors so they may have the necessary foundation for graduate study, teaching, performing, or other career-oriented goals.

At Florida College, we offer the following Music degrees:

BA Music

BS Music Education

Minor in Music

Entrance Requirements for all Music Majors

Students who have been admitted to Florida College must also complete an application to be accepted into the major. The application process includes an audition/interview with the applied lesson faculty member(s) before registering for principal-level lessons and then a music theory placement test to determine what music theory classes are needed.

Acceptance status as a music major will be provisional until the successful completion of two semesters of applied lessons, including juries indicating readiness to proceed to the next level and the successful completion of the first two semesters of Music Theory and Aural Theory with a grade of C or better.

All music students must pass a barrier jury or recital before being permitted to register for applied music lessons at the 3000 level. Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated by the Registrar and the Chair of the Department before being admitted to the program.

The entrance requirements for Music Education can be found on the "
B.S. in Music Education " page.

If I were to major or minor in music, what type of jobs could I seek in the future?

High School Music Director, Music Therapist, Ethnomusicologist, Music Librarian, Instrument Construction and Repair, Piano Tuning, Professional Ensemble Director, College/Conservatory/University Professor, Elementary School Music Teacher, School Music Administrator, Private Instructor, Music Business Management, Songwriter, Composer, Studio Music Production, Broadway or Opera Accompanist, Live Sound Engineer, Electronics Technician, Recording Engineer, Music Therapy, Tour Manager, Promotion/Marketing Director, Social Media Director, Booking Agent, Band Promotion, Artist Management, Media Publishing & Distribution, Club/Venue Owner or Manager, Digital Media Director, Digital Music Editor, Music Journalist, Cover Art Designer, Film Music Orchestrator, Record Producer, Music Agent, Artist Management, Arts Management, TV Music Marketing Director, Music Arranging, Music Software Designer, Cloud and Streaming Media, Symphony Musician, Private Accompanist, Video Game Systems Design, Lyricist, Creative Arts Therapist, Vocal/Instrumental Concert Soloist, Session Musician, Studio Musician, Opera Pit Orchestra Player/Director, Broadway Performer, General Business Music Systems, Background Vocalist, Floor Show Band......Give us a minute; we’ll think of some more.