Master of Music

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki

k.biernacki@unf.edu

(904) 620-3852

Building 45, Room 2308
ADMISSIONS
Application Information Applications are accepted for fall and spring semesters of each academic year.
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . May 1

Spring Term . . . . . November 1

This program admits during the fall and spring terms only.

Admission Requirements

University requirements: 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. 

Additional Program Requirements: 

(Piano, Strings, Voice, and Woodwinds concentrations)   

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Three letters of recommendation by faculty members or professional references familiar with student's academic or research potential
  3. Letter of intent stating educational and professional goals
  4. Resume
  5. Repertoire list
  6. Department of Music Application (Please contact the Dept. of Music)
  7. Live audition (Please contact the Dept. of Music to schedule your audition)

Additional Program Requirements:

(Jazz Studies concentration only)

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Three letters of recommendation by faculty members or professional references familiar with student's academic or research potential
  3. Letter of intent stating educational and professional goals
  4. Resume
  5. Department of Music Application (Please contact the Dept. of Music)
  6. Live audition (Please contact the Dept. of Music to schedule your audition)

Additional Program Requirements: 

(Conducting concentration only)

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Three letters of recommendation by faculty members or professional references familiar with student's academic or research potential
  3. Letter of intent stating educational and professional goals
  4. Resume
  5. Repertoire list
  6. Department of Music Application (Please contact the Dept. of Music)
  7. Live audition (Please contact the Dept. of Music to schedule your audition)
  8. Video excerpt of rehearsals and performances (max 10 minutes each). Diverse repertoire selections are encouraged. Please submit your video to the Department of Music.

     

    THE PROGRAM
    Program Overview

    Master of Music degree is a 36 hour degree with a two year residency.  It provides students the opportunity for perfection of musical skills while working with internationally recognized faculty and excellent ensembles. Master of Music program is well suited to students who have completed Bachelor degrees in Music Performance and Music Education.  Classes are scheduled to allow performers, music educators, church musicians, and other music professionals in Northeast Florida to pursue the degree while maintaining full-time employment.  

     

    Concentrations Offered • Choral or Orchestral Conducting
    • Piano
    • Strings
    • Voice
    • Jazz Studies
    • Wood Winds
    Special Notes about the Program

    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 Music Flagship Program offers a stimulating, yet personal atmosphere in which students can study and grow. Since its beginnings in 1972, the department's limited access status has allowed for a more personal rapport between teachers and students while upholding the highest standards of musical excellence. The countless awards and endorsements that the Department continues to receive is testament to the caliber of the UNF Music Flagship Program as one of the very best anywhere. UNF's Music Flagship Program is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). 

     

    INFORMATION
    Program Faculty Music Faculty
    Curriculum and Requirements Conducting
    Jazz Studies
    Piano
    Strings
    Voice
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion
    Total Program
    Credit Hours
    36
    Average Length
    of the Program
    2 years
    Community Connections This program is well suited to students who have completed Bachelor's degrees in Music Performance and Music Education. Classes are scheduled to allow performers, music educators, church musicians, and other music professionals in Northeast Florida to pursue the degree while maintaining full-time employment.