Florida State University College of Music

The Florida State University College of Music offers a comprehensive program of instruction for all students who seek to become professionals in music.

With a student body that is both diverse in scope and comfortable in size, the 750 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enrolled in the College of Music represent nearly every state in the nation and many foreign countries. Admission to the College of Music is highly competitive, and the self-imposed maximum enrollment of 1150 provides all students with an ideal balance between individualized instruction and ensemble experiences.

Our faculty are leaders all areas of music, including performance, education, therapy, theory, composition, arts administration, piano technology, commercial music, musicology, and ethnomusicology.

Recent faculty accomplishments include Grammy Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and Guggenheim fellowships, as well as frequent performances in the United States and around the world. In addition to their many professional achievements, our faculty are enthusiastic in their commitment to teaching and serving students, and the success of our faculty can measured by the thousands of College of Music graduates who have entered the profession as public school teachers, professional performers, conductors, college and university professors, music therapists, composers, scholars, administrators, and private music teachers.

The College now offers an Entrepreneurship in Music program that is open to all students.

This program features entrepreneurship courses, guest artist residencies focusing on entrepreneurial skills and workshops to further enhance the student’s education and better prepare our musicians for the professional world.

The College of Music has five fully-equipped recital spaces, ranging in size from the recently renovated Ruby Diamond Concert Hall (1200 seats) to more intimate recital spaces. The College also boasts a large number of private practice rooms and dedicated rehearsal spaces for large ensembles. Of particular interest to incoming freshmen is the Music Living-Learning Center at Cawthon Hall, a dormitory/classroom space immediately adjacent to the College of Music.

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