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Welcome to the UNF School of Music

The School of Music brings a focused commitment to excellence and the artistic and intellectual preparation of music students. Supporting the UNF Mission of being a hub for talent development, relevant research, and community engagement, the School of Music aims to attract talented students and provide them with a high level of professional musical training that is relevant to musicians pursuing musical careers in the 21st Century. The UNF School of Music faculty, excellent instructors evidenced by their innovative pedagogy, scholarship, and research in their respective fields, serve as artist-teachers working with students in large and small performing ensembles as well as through individual applied instruction. Our comprehensive program is complemented by the Ira M. Koger Eminent Scholar Chair in American Music that provides an additional focus on jazz. The School of Music continues to achieve national and international recognition as a distinguished comprehensive center for the study, creation, and research in music.

The School of Music provides music majors and non-music majors alike the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding, and ability in all aspects of music at a level relevant and appropriate to their needs and interests, and to prepare music majors for careers as performers, teachers, composers, arrangers, and professionals in the music industry and its supporting fields. Our students experience transformational learning opportunities through international study abroad programs, interaction with world class guest artists and community-based performance and pedagogical programs. Our mission focuses on delivering outstanding academic and artistic education, equipping students for professional success in music. In showcasing the work of our students and faculty, we aspire to enrich community life and serve as a vital link between the University and the broader community. Building on this mission, we have identified the following goals to guide our efforts.

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Degree Programs

Discover all of the music degree programs available through the School of Music.
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Audition Information

Learn how to apply and audition to be a music major. 
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Concert Calendar

View upcoming performances by music faculty, students, and guest artists.
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Music Faculty

Read more about the stellar musicians that comprise our faculty.
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Learn about the many ensembles that are open to the entire campus.
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Festivals, Camps and Symposia

We offer a number of different professional development opportunities for students and educators.

UNF ranked as a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report

The University of North Florida is ranked among the best national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 edition of “Best Colleges” for the fifth consecutive year.  

UNF improved in the national rankings and as a top public school and top performer in social mobility. The University is also recognized for its undergraduate engineering, business, computer science and nursing programs as well as newly ranked for its psychology and economics programs.   

Ranked national universities are recognized as the very best in offering a full range of undergraduate majors, in addition to master’s and doctoral programs and groundbreaking faculty research. The top-ranked undergraduate programs are chosen based on the high regard and judgments of deans and senior faculty members at peer institutions across the country.Read More

UNF offers Transformational learning opportunities to promote student studies abroad.

UNF transformational 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 experiences.

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 Prague.

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.