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School of Music

Mission Statement

Recognizing the value of music to our culture, society, and individual experience, the School of Music at the University of Florida is committed to the teaching and development of musicians, music educators, and scholars. As a vital component of one of the leading AAU research universities in the nation, the School of Music fully encourages scholarly research, creative activity, and interdisciplinary studies across all degree programs. Undergraduate and graduate offerings are intended to meet the needs of a diverse student population and to prepare these students for professional careers in music. The faculty includes renowned performers and pedagogues who are committed to the development of musicians and to the musical enrichment of the community. Graduate studies in the School of Music are expanding to include and support a broad range of music degrees and programs. This exemplifies the School's vision and its continued investment in its students and the University of Florida's growing presence as a distinguished institution.

The School of Music fulfills its mission by providing:

  • Excellence in professional training through accredited baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs in music;
  • Excellence in teaching through the offering of music ensembles, music performance courses, general education courses, and courses which focus on international studies and diversity to non-majors;
  • Faculty who engage in research and creative activity, and who share their artistic achievement and professional expertise with their students;
  • Unique experiences in cast-bell carillon study and performance, early-music study and performance on period instruments, performance in a variety of world music ensembles, and the notation and composition of music with the latest computer software;
  • Service to the public and the art of music through numerous performances and lectures on campus, as well as in the community and on state, regional, national, and international levels; Service to the public schools through the sponsorship of a variety of on-campus festivals and summer camp activities, and participation by the faculty as clinicians, conductors and adjudicators for school music programs throughout the state, as well as regionally and nationally;
  • Enhancement of public relations at athletic, alumni and University functions;
  • Faculty leadership for College of the Arts and University committees and activities; leaders for state, national, and international professional music organizations.

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