FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC Make Great Music
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Greetings from the Florida State University College of Music!
The College of Music at Florida State University is one of the largest and most comprehensive music schools in the world. Because of our size, we are able to offer a wide array of distinctive majors and programs, outstanding ensemble experiences, and over 500 concerts and recitals each year featuring students, faculty, and guest artists. At the same time, our focus is on our students, who become consummate music professionals as performers, educators, scholars, composers, conductors, music therapists, entrepreneurs, commercial musicians, and arts administrators. Together, our faculty and students seek new knowledge and a deeper understanding of music through innovative research, music performance, and creative activity, all of which contribute to the culture, vibrancy, and diversity of the university and our community.
UNDERGRADUATE Programs >>
Bachelor of Arts in Music Areas of Emphasis include: Commercial Music | Jazz | Music/Liberal Arts | Sacred Music
Bachelor of Music Education Specializations include: Choral | Instrumental | General Music
Bachelor of Music in Composition
Bachelor of Music in Music Theory
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
Bachelor of Music in Performance Specializations include: Brass | Guitar | Harp | Jazz | Music Theatre | Orchestral Strings | Organ | Percussion | Piano | Voice | Woodwinds
With more than forty active ensembles, students in the College of Music are afforded a broad range of performance opportunities.
Studying Music with Another Field College of Music students may combine their study of music with a dual degree or double major in another field. Students work closely with advisors to create a longterm plan to facilitate completion of both degrees in a timely manner. College of Music students have recently pursued dual studies with areas including: ANTHROPOLOGY | BUSINESS | BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES | COMPUTER SCIENCE | CREATIVE WRITING | CRIMINOLOGY | LANGUAGES | HISTORY | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY | INTERNATIONAL
AFFAIRS | MATHEMATICS | MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS | PHILOSOPHY | PHYSICS | POLITICAL SCIENCE | PRE-MED/ PRE-LAW | PSYCHOLOGY | SOCIOLOGY | STUDIO ART | THEATRE
Students may also study two majors within the College of Music, with approval. Please contact the appropriate program for admission requirements and deadlines.
GRADUATE Programs >>
Master of Arts in Arts Administration
Master of Arts in Music
Master of Music in Performance Specializations include: Accompanying | Brass | Choral Conducting | Guitar | Harp | Jazz | Orchestral Conducting | Orchestral Strings | Organ | Percussion | Piano | Piano Pedagogy | Voice | Wind Band Conducting | Woodwinds
Areas of Emphasis include: Music/Liberal Arts | Piano Technology >>
Master of Music Education
Master of Music in Composition
Doctor of Music in Composition
Master of Music in Music Theory
Doctor of Music in Performance Specializations include: Brass
Master of Music in Music Therapy
Master of Music in Musicology Specializations include: Ethnomusicology | Historical Musicology
Master of Music in Opera Production Specializations include: Opera Coaching | Opera Directing
| Collaborative Piano | Guitar | Harp | Orchestral Strings | Organ | Percussion | Piano | Voice | Woodwinds >>
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Specializations include: Ethnomusicology | Historical Musicology | Music Theory
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Concentrations available in areas such as: Choral Conducting | Choral Music
Doctoral Concerto Competition winner Chun Paige Li in concert with the University Symphony Orchestra.
Florida State University has offered graduate programs in music since 1920. Our graduate programs are intended for those students who seek to attain the highest levels of artistic performance and musical scholarship. Through the guidance of eminent and esteemed faculty mentors, College of Music graduate students mature into seasoned artists, scholars, and practitioners, fully prepared to lead their profession into the future.
ur faculty are leaders in all disciplines of music, including performance, music education, music therapy, music theory, composition, arts administration, commercial music,
musicology, and ethnomusicology. They have been awarded Pulitzer Prizes, Grammy Awards, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, and other major research grants and lifetime achievement citations in their disciplines. Many have performed at major concert venues in the United States and around the world. All are enthusiastic educators whose success can be measured by the thousands of College of Music graduates who are building rewarding and meaningful careers in the field of music and beyond.
Dr. Jayne Standley, Ella Scoble Opperman and Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Director of Music Therapy, whoâ€™s credited with originally incorporating music therapy in NICUs, is looking ahead to help a new generation of infants with additional services to ensure they continue to thrive at home. Expanded music therapy services started this past year thanks to funding provided by the FSU Dance Marathon, and the expansion coincides with the 20th anniversary of FSUâ€™s groundbreaking music therapy research.
FAC U LT Y AC C OM PL I S H M E N T S I NC LU DE:
Dr. Clifton Callender, Professor of
Dr. John Parks IV, Professor of Percussion,
Dr. Michael Bakan, Professor of
Composition, was selected for a prestigious Copland House Residency Award—one of only 10 composers chosen by the jury of eminent composers from 120 applicants. Last fall, Dr. Callender spent a number of weeks in residence at Rock Hill, composer Aaron Copland’s longtime New York home, which is located near the historic towns of Sleepy Hollow, Ossining, and Peekskill. The Copland House Residency enables composers to work on current composition projects in relative solitude, free from distractions.
received FSU’s 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award—the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching. Through Parks’ efforts, the College now boasts the only conservatory-competitive university percussion studio in the United States that includes recording technology and entrepreneurship as part of cutting-edge applied instruction. While most of his students come to FSU with a focused idea of becoming professional performers and educators, Parks believes the skills they learn as musicians are transferrable to any field.
Ethnomusicology and head of World Music Ensembles, gives voice to those on the autism spectrum. Bakan is interested in understanding how such individuals employ music to confront life’s challenges and to allow for creative expression. In his book, Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism, Bakan draws his interviewees into discussions about their musical experiences — of being human while being unique, “getting their voices out to a world that rarely hears their internal music.”
The College of Music regularly hosts world-renowned artists from all areas of music â€“ from musicology and education to entrepreneurship and performance â€“ to conduct workshops, lectures, and performances with and for our students.
he rich cultural life within the College is enhanced by guest artist residencies and recitals,
special events, and festivals, many of which are sponsored through the Housewright Eminent Scholar Chair in Music. A history of partnership with Opening Nights, the University’s annual festival of the arts, has further enhanced opportunities for College of Music students to interact with accomplished scholars and artists from around the world. Recent guests have included: LIBBY LARSEN | ALEX KLEIN | AXIOM BRASS | SERGEI
BABAYAN | BADKE QUARTET | BUGALLO-WILLIAMS PIANO
Recent College of Music guest
DUO | WILLIAM CAPLIN | THOMAS CHRISTENSEN | JOHN
artists have included critically
COVACH | DAVID HICKMAN | LOUIS ANDRIESSEN | MARILYN
acclaimed classical guitarist
HORNE | PAUL LEWIS | JAMES MARKEY | KIMBERLY
David Russell (far left), genre-
MARSHALL | NEW ZEALAND QUARTET | WILLIAM PORTER
crossing chamber ensemble
| JANET SCHMALFELDT | PIERRE VALLET | DAVID LANG |
yMusic (above, with student
ZHOU LONG | RENÉE FLEMING | PATTI LUPONE | YMUSIC |
composers) and contemporary
MATT HEIMOWITZ | DAVID RUSSELL | GEORGE CLINTON
Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas (left).
he Collegeâ€™s numerous ensembles allow students a broad range of performing opportunities. Because of the excellent reputations and the quality of the ensembles and their faculty conductors, students frequently have the opportunity to travel to regional, national, and international venues and to tour at home and abroad.
Bands >> Chamber Winds >> Campus Band >> Concert Band >> Marching Chiefs >> Seminole Sound >> Seminole Swing Machine >> Symphonic Band >> Wind Ensemble >> Wind Orchestra
Choirs >> Chamber Choir >> Choral Union >> Gospel Choir >> Menâ€™s Glee >> Opera Chorus >> University Singers >> University Chorale >> Vocal Jazz >> Womenâ€™s Glee
Early Music >> Baroque Ensemble >> Baroque Flute >> Early Vocal Ensemble >> Renaissance Instrumental Ensemble Jazz >> Three Large Ensembles >> Eight Jazz Combos
World Music >> African Ensemble >> Andean Ensemble >> Balinese Gamelan >> Brazilian Ensemble >> Blues Band >> Intercultural Ensemble >> Irish Ensemble >> Old Time Ensemble >> Rock Ensemble >> Steel Pan Ensemble
Orchestras >> Campus Orchestra >> Chamber Orchestra >> Electronic Chamber Orchestra >> Opera Orchestra >> University Philharmonia >> University Symphony Orchestra
The Marching Chiefs unite students from
s a student in the College of Music, you will build friendships and professional networks that will last a lifetime. You can also enjoy all the educational and recreational opportunities this major research university has to offer. Imagine cheering on one of our nationally ranked athletic teams, taking in a theatre
or dance performance, participating in student government, all in addition to performing in some of the hundreds of concerts and recitals we present each year.
A Home Away from Home â€“ The Music Living-Learning Community at Cawthon Hall The Music Living-Learning Community offers a special experience for first and second-year music majors and minors. Housed in beautiful Cawthon Hall, it is a centrally located, suite-style residence hall just steps away from the College of Music and the main campus library. Some features of the MLLC include: individual practice rooms, an ensemble practice room, music theory and history classrooms, and a computer/keyboard lab. Residents take some of their core music classes in the MLLC, enjoy weekly colloquia with guest artists and College of Music faculty, and have an opportunity to travel to London for spring break. Through the MLLC, students enjoy a small-college experience while being part of one of the largest and most comprehensive colleges of music in the world.
all areas of study at FSU.
Get Involved! FSU boasts more than 650 registered student clubs and organizations, many of which focus on music or have special appeal to our College of
>> Board of Advisors (BOAs)
>> Kappa Kappa Psi -
>> Alpha Mu Alpha - Music Therapy Club
>> Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) >> Deanâ€™s Student Advisory Council >> Student Government Association (SGA)
Professional Organizations >> American Choral Directors Association
Honorary Band Fraternity
>> Mu Phi Epsilon -
Coeducational Music Fraternity
>> Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Music Fraternity >> Sigma Alpha Iota -
Music Fraternity for Women
>> Tau Beta Sigma - Honorary Band Sorority
>> Classical Guitar Society >> Florida State Winter Guard >> Flute Association >> Trumpet Guild of FSU >> Horn Studio of FSU >> Music Theory Society
>> American String Teachers Association
Music students. These
>> Music Teachers National Association
A Capella Groups
>> National Association for Music Education
>> AcaBelles - All female a capella
>> Pi Kappa Lambda - National Music
>> Acaphiliacs - Coeducational a capella
>> Choral Association
>> All-Night Yahtzee -
Coeducational a capella
>> Reverb - All male a capella >> Vox - Coeducational a capella
>> Society for Musicology >> Society of Composers >> Student Opera Society
(Far left) Graduate students present at the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) conference with assistant professor, Dr. Gregory Springer. (Left) Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla and Piano Pedagogy students attended the Florida State Music Teacherâ€™s Association conference.
All Night Yahtzee, one of several auditioned a capella groups on campus, performing at the International Championship for Collegiate A Cappella.
A sample Dr. Jeffery Redding, (Master of Music Education, 1997; PhD in Music Education, 2011) is the winner of this year’s Grammy Music Educator Award, which
lumni of the College of Music continue to thrive after graduation in many different kinds of careers.
recognizes those who have made a lasting impact on students and music education. Redding was selected from more than 2,800 initial nominees from all
Whether as teachers, university
over the U.S. Dr. Redding is the
professors, conductors, music therapists,
choral director at West Orange
arts administrators, audio engineers
High School in Winter Gar-
and technicians, freelance musicians,
den, Florida. Dr. Redding was
or performers on Broadway, opera
featured on CBS This Morning
companies, and military bands, they find
in an interview discussing his
diverse and rewarding ways to contribute
educational philosophy and in
to their communities. Many alumni go on to complete graduate degrees here or at other outstanding music programs throughout the country.
performance with his Advanced Women’s Choir.
Jason Cassel (MA in Piano Technology, 2019) recently took home the top prize during the inaugu-
Mikailo Kasha (BM in Performance Jazz Studies), DownBeat Magazine’s 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Jazz Soloist.
ral FSU Master’s in Four
of recent student and alumni achievement: competition. His project, “The
future by paying homage to reed
on March 30th for her album,
Voice of the Piano,” focused on
quintets who have come before
The Story of Jaz. Ghent is one
discussion of optimum methods
as well as performing new works
of the hottest smooth jazz and
to improve the tone of pianos.
commissioned by the quintet.
gospel artists in the country. In
Cassel served last summer as a
2017, she was voted “Best New
piano technician at Aspen Music
Mikailo Kasha, current BM in Jazz
Festival and after graduation in
Performance student, was the
Jazz Network. Her music can
the spring took a job this fall as
recipient of DownBeat Mag-
be heard on all major music
a full-time Piano Technician at
azine’s 42nd Annual Student
Brigham Young University (BYU)
Music Awards Jazz Soloist Un-
School of Music in Provo, UT.
dergraduate College Outstand-
Civitasolis, graduate reed quintet
ing Performance. Kasha was the only bassist selected by Down-
Smooth Jazz Artist” by Smooth NAACP Image Award-winner, Jazmin Ghent
Dr. Jeffery Redding,
from the College of Music, with
Beat Magazine for the award.
winner of the 2018 Grammy
members Kaitlyn Klingberg, oboe,
Established in 1976, the Down-
Music Educator Award
Amy Humberd, clarinet, Eric Stults, saxophone, Alexander Charles, bassoon, and Lara Mitofsky Neuss,
Beat Student Music Awards are considered the most prestigious in jazz education.
bass clarinet, made its Carne-
gie Hall debut in Weill Recital
Hall on May 8, 2019, as a part of
(Bachelor of Music Education,
FSU’s “’Noles in NYC” initiative.
2013) won the NAACP Image
Their program was designed to
Award for Best Jazz Album at
highlight the quintet’s past and
the 50th NAACP Image Awards
APPLYING TO THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS: APPLY ONLINE Choose one: FSU institutional application, The Common Application, or Coalition application
November 1: Priority application deadline for audition scheduling and scholarship consideration, priority consideration for financial aid (FAFSA) February 1: Final application deadline for audition scheduling
COLLEGE OF MUSIC SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS
AUDITION Held on campus in January & February
Submitted via the FSU Application Status Page
COST OF ATTENDANCE - ESTIMATED ANNUAL EXPENSES Undergraduate Students
Tuition and Fees based on 15 credit hours/semester at the 2018/2019 rate. 2 Housing and Meal Plan costs vary by option. Rates shown based on the most popular selections. 3 Total does not include the cost of health insurance. Students who do not show proof of existing comparable coverage must enroll in the schoolsponsored plan at a cost of $2,483/year. 1
UNDERGRADUATE FUNDING ADMISSIONS SCHOLARSHIPS
MUSIC TALENT SCHOLARSHIPS
TUITION REDUCTION SCHOLARSHIPS
All accepted freshmen are automatically considered for Admissions Scholarships. These awards are competitive and awarded based on academic merit (GPA and test scores).
When auditioning, music majors are also considered for Talent Scholarships, which are awarded to select applicants who demonstrate superior musical ability. These competitive scholarships range from $500 to $3,000 per academic year and are renewable for four years of study.
Tuition reduction scholarships are available to non-Florida residents formally admitted to the College of Music. The total amount of this award is a 100% reduction (waiver) of the outof-state portion of tuition, valued at approximately $14,444 per academic year. The waiver is only applied toward tuition and does not include other fees, nor does it apply toward study-abroad programs or online courses.
GRADUATE APPLICANTS: APPLY ONLINE
COLLEGE OF MUSIC SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS
Only Music Theory and Musicology applicants submit GRE scores; International students submit English proficiency scores (TOEFL preferred)
DEADLINES December 1: Priority application deadline for funding consideration; final deadline for pre-screened programs
AUDITION/INTERVIEW Held on campus in January & February for most programs (please do not schedule travel until you have been invited to interview)
Submitted via the FSU Application Status Page
COST OF ATTENDANCE - ESTIMATED ANNUAL EXPENSES Graduate Students
February 1: Final application deadline for all other performance programs
March 1: Final application deadline for summer-only Master of Music Education program
Tuition and Fees based on 9 credit hours/semester Housing and Meal Plan costs vary by option. Rates shown based on the most popular selections. 3 Total does not include the cost of health insurance. Students who do not show proof of existing comparable coverage must enroll in the schoolsponsored plan at a cost of $2,483/year. 1
GRADUATE FUNDING GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS Graduate assistantships are available in most areas of study. Graduate assistants receive a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend that ranges from $6,500 to $13,000. No additional assistantship application is required, however applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1st.
UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID FOR MINORITY GRADUATE STUDENTS
ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Available to a limited number of students in all disciplines, these awards range from $5,000 to $30,000. A complete listing of awards and requirements is available at gradschool.fsu.edu. edu. The application deadline is December 1; please contact the College of Music Admissions office if you intend to apply.
Under the Academic Common Market agreement, graduate students in certain disciplines may be eligible for in-state tuition, based on the applicantâ€™s state of residency. For detailed information, contact the Graduate Music Office or the Academic Common Market Coordinator for your home state.
PLAN YOUR VISIT Prospective students are encouraged to visit our campus to experience firsthand all that the College of Music has to offer. Welcome sessions are offered daily at 9:30 am (additional times by appointment) and include a tour of our facilities and meeting with our Admissions staff. Students may also have the opportunity to observe a class or rehearsal, attend a performance, or even schedule a lesson with a faculty member.
The College of Fine Arts, College of Motion Picture Arts, and College of Music each offer a variety of highly competitive degree programs, drawing in a diverse group of exceptionally talented students from across the country and around the globe. Together, these three Colleges provide educational, professional, and cultural resources for the entire campus community, state, and even nation, thus distinguishing FSU as one of our nationâ€™s most unique and comprehensive cultural centers.
2020 AUDITION DATES January 24-26 | February 7-9 | February 21-23 For most instrument areas. Additional dates available by appointment. Graduate Piano Accompanying and Opera Coaching Auditions: January 17 & February 14
APPLICATION DEADLINES Application Deadlines Freshman Early Deadline: November 1 Freshman & Transfer Student Final Deadline: Feb. 1 Graduate Student Priority Deadline: December 1
Final deadlines vary by program â€“ see application instructions online at music.fsu.edu
DEGREES & PROGRAMS UNDERGRADUATE: Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Music Music Minor
GRADUATE: Master of Arts Master of Music Master of Music Education Doctor of Music Doctor of Philosophy
CONCERTS AND RECITALS PER YEAR:
FSU MUSIC THEATRE RANKED IN THE TOP 10 PROGRAMS REPRESENTED ON BROADWAY
MAINSTAGE OPERA PRODUCTIONS PER YEAR:
STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO: 11:1
(70% NON- MAJORS)
FULL-TIME FACULTY: 90+
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | COLLEGE OF MUSIC 122 N. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180 850.644.6102 | email@example.com | music.fsu.edu
FIRST YEAR RETENTION RATE:
receiving College of Music scholarship and/ or partial tuition waiver
UNDERGRADUATES WITH A DUAL-DEGREE OR DOUBLE-MAJOR:
94% STUDENT BODY: 1050
2019 FRESHMAN CLASS PROFILE: 22% 60% 18Studying different Non-Florida residents, representing 17 states and US territories
OVER 400 MARCHING CHIEFS
degree programs/ concentrations within the College of Music
20% Non-Florida Residents
5% International Students
75% Florida Residents