Welcome to the School of Music
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 School of Music offers a
stimulating and personal atmosphere in which students can study and grow.
The UNF School of Music is a limited access program offering a Bachelor of Music in Performance with concentrations in Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion,
and Music Technology and Production, a
Bachelor of Music
in Music Education, Jazz Studies, and Piano Pedagogy, a Master of Music Education with concentrations in Pedagogy and Research and Professional Education, and a Master of Music in
Performance with concentrations in Conducting, Jazz Studies, Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion.
Since its launch in 1972, the School'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 is testament to the caliber of
the UNF School of Music as one of the very best anywhere. UNF's School of Music
is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music
Did you know?
The Princeton Review
named UNF a “Best Value College” nationally and UNF was added to the Princeton
Review list of “Best in the Southeast.”
attracts a diverse and talented student population. Acceptance into the UNF
School of Music is recognition of their inherent ability and potential for
personal growth. We take pride in the preparation offered for a life in music.
UNF alumni hold positions in all aspects of the music industry, including
performing in the nation’s top professional and military ensembles, composing
and arranging for the industry’s leading artists, touring internationally, and
serving as leading pedagogues in music education. While continuing to win
national awards, our students have access to performance opportunities as
working professionals in all genres. UNF was voted a Best College in
the Southeast, Best Value Public College and a top “Green” College by Princeton
UNF's School of
Music boasts the nation’s first lab equipped with the newest run of Clavinovas,
a digital keyboard line made by Yamaha.
UNF’s piano lab is
one of the finest in the nation, and was the first piano lab in the country to
acquire Yamaha’s newest Clavinova digital pianos. Students play on one of
twenty-four CVP-501 or CVP-503 pianos with 88 keys and graded hammer action to
simulate the feel of an acoustic instrument. Each instrument contains hundreds
of orchestral sounds and rhythm tracks to enhance the experience. The lab
services courses in both class piano as well as piano pedagogy, and also
includes Macintosh computers, a projector, and large display screen, piano
pedagogy seminar space, and the UNF Piano Pedagogy Library.
Transformational learning opportunities to promote student studies abroad.
learning opportunities may take a myriad of forms: study abroad experiences;
service learning experiences; research experiences with a faculty member;
internships, practicum, field and co-op experiences; directed independent
studies with a faculty member; learning communities; and leadership
UNF's School of
Music students tour nationally and internationally including recent tours to
China, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, and South Africa. UNF School of
Music students have also performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln
Center, the Vatican, and Mozart's Estates Theater in
UNF School of
Music's Great American Jazz Series brings in stellar jazz artists as residents.
This series, along
with other opportunities, has enabled students to perform in concert with more
than 100 esteemed artists, such as Herbie Hancock, The Count Basie Orchestra,
Joe Henderson, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Dave Brubeck, Joe Williams, Dianne
Reeves, Louie Bellson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Arturo Sandoval, Jimmy Heath, Wynton
Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Doc Severinsen, among others.