Learn more about the music program at Rollins College.
A Personalized Approach

A Personalized Approach

Rollins’ music professors are accomplished performers and scholars, but they are teachers first. They provide one-on-one instruction and mentorship as you forge your own unique path.

Why Study Music at Rollins

As a music major at Rollins, you’ll master your instrument through real-world experience at our on-campus performance venues as well as out in the community. Under the guidance of professors whose No. 1 goal is your development as a musician, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and individual relationships with faculty.

At the same time you’re honing your craft, you’ll study the creative underpinnings of global society from pre-history through today’s ever-changing music industry. Our program can lead to a future in education, entertainment, management, law, composition, business, journalism, or emerging technologies.

Rollins prepares musicians like you for fulfilling careers that require discipline, teamwork, and a deep understanding of human culture.

Flexible Course of Study Rollins will challenge you to grow as a musician, offer you frequent performance opportunities, and create a program tailored to your goals.

Individual Attention from Professors Our music professors are teachers first. They provide one-on-one instruction and mentorship as you forge your own unique path.

Real-World Education Our program is active in the larger music world (Rollins is home to the nation’s third-oldest Bach Festival, for example) and offers you access to some of the world’s finest performers, educators, and industry professionals.

Popular Courses

Music classes are experiential in nature and cover everything from sound recording and basic conducting to pedagogy and the history of jazz. Courses are designed with your individual learning style in mind, with outcome assessments helping you set and achieve appropriate and challenging goals.

  • MUS 292 Introduction to Music Business
  • MUS 355 Composition Practicum
  • MUS 391 Conducting Practicum
  • MUS 301 Recording Practicum: Experience for the Working Musician
  • MUS 455 Paris, Moscow, Vienna 1890-1915
  • MUS 360 Music in the Global Environment

Beyond the Classroom

Independent Study A faculty member and a student take an entire semester to investigate an area of the music industry that is of interest to the student. The insight and contacts gathered by this program provide a head-start on entering the workforce.

Productive Partnerships From orchestral and choral concerts with the Bach Festival to a partnership with neighboring Full Sail University—a leader in entertainment, media, arts, and technology—the Rollins Department of Music serves as a cultural center for the Central Florida community.

Study Abroad Many students study music in a cultural hub such as London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, or Rome, and take advantage of summer institutes and performing opportunities nationally and internationally.

Major and Minor Requirements

Visit the Rollins catalog to access the program requirements

Contact Info

Department of Music
Keene Hall
1000 Holt Ave. – 2731
Winter Park, FL 32789
T: 407-646-2233
F: 407-646-2533

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