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Master of Music

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

UNF 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).   


The 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. The 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

• Conducting
• Jazz Studies
• Piano
• Strings
• Voice
• Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

ADMISSIONS

Application Information

How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

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

Spring Term . . . . . November 1

Admits for fall and spring terms only.


The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared 
  • All of the below university and program requirements 

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • 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. 

  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program Requirements - Piano, Strings, Voice, and Woodwinds concentrations:

  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
    • Describe educational and professional goals
  • Repertoire list
  • Three letters of recommendation 
    • Faculty members or professional references familiar with applicants academic or research potential
  • Department of Music Application
    • Please contact the program 
  • Live audition 
    • Please contact the program to schedule 

Program Requirements - Jazz Studies concentration:

  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
    • Describe educational and professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation 
    • Faculty members or professional references familiar with applicants academic or research potential
  • Department of Music Application
    • Please contact the program 
  • Live audition 
    • Please contact the program to schedule

Program Requirements - Conducting concentration:

  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
    • Describe educational and professional goals
  • Repertoire list
  • Three letters of recommendation 
    • Faculty members or professional references familiar with applicants academic or research potential
  • Department of Music Application
    • Please contact the program 
  • Live audition 
    • Please contact the program to schedule
  • Video excerpt of rehearsals and performances
    • Diverse repertoire selections are encouraged
    • Max 10 minutes each
    • Please submit video to the program

INFORMATION

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.

Career Possibilities

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Sarah Provost

Assistant Professor

s.c.provost@unf.edu

(904) 620-3836

Building 45 , Room 2007