Florida A&M University Department of Music offers an impressive series of programs for undergraduate study, with the perfect combination of access to a diverse university setting and specialized music training. Our curricula combine tradition with innovation and are designed to offer students the flexibility to reach a variety of professional goals.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Music The BA/BS in Music is a degree which allows for more extensive study in general education and related fields. The Bachelor of Arts is the degree of choice for students who wish to emphasize music at the undergraduate level. Many students choose to combine music and another field (such as business) by electing the second field as a minor. Students are encouraged to pursue graduate study in one of the scholarly fields within music, such as music theory, music history, arts administration.
The BA/BS in Music offers concentrations in the following areas:
Jazz Studies Electronic Music Composition Voice Winds (Woodwind and Brass) Piano Percussion
Bachelor of Science in Music-Music Industry
The Music Industry major within the B.S. in Music degree is designed to acquaint students to the concepts and methodologies of the music and entertainment industry. Throughout the course of study students receive instruction in multiple areas including copyright, publishing, distribution, retailing of sheet music, music management, production (music technology), merchandising, and sales of recorded music in all forms. Click here for additional information on the Music Industry major and minor areas of study.
Bachelor of Science in Music Education (College of Education) The B.S. in Music Education is administered through the FAMU College of Education. This program prepares students for professional careers as K-12 music educators. Students in the Music Education program study musicianship, core fundamentals and music education methods in the Department of Music. The College of Education regulates and monitors the admission policies for all undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Admission to teacher education is a formal process in which certain criteria must be met. Click here for additional information.
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC ENSEMBLES
The Department of Music at Florida A&M University offers a variety of performance opportunities. Each year over 500 students participate in music ensembles at Florida A&M University. We encourage you to broaden your musical experiences by participating in the ensemble(s) that best suit your interest.
University Concert Choir Vocal Jazz Ensemble University Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band University Marching Band Basketball Bands (Pep Band) String Ensemble Flute Choir Clarinet Choir Saxophone Ensemble Trumpet Ensemble Trombone Choir Tuba/ Euphonium Ensemble Hand Bell Ensemble Percussion Ensemble Brass Ensemble Jazz Band Latin Jazz Ensemble Electronic Music Ensemble