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.

Why Study Music at Rollins

  1. 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 career goals.

  2. 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.

  3. Real-World Education

    Our program is active in the larger music world and offers you access to some of the world’s finest performers, educators, and industry professionals.

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Elodie Germain ’16 performs for an audience.

“My job at Epcot always felt like an impossible dream to me. I started auditioning for it my junior year—with much hesitation because I didn't want it to get in the way of graduating. With the help and encouragement of Professor Jamey Ray and the whole music department, I was able to start this job seasonally during Christmas of my senior year, and upon graduation began performing five days a week.”

Elodie Germain ’16

A cappella vocalist, Epcot’s The Voices of Liberty

Rollins Music Careers

Rollins music grads attend prestigious graduate programs, pursue careers in education, and embark on musical pursuits such as publishing, arranging, conducting, and performing.

  • Catherine Psarakis

    Catherine Psarakis ’16

    Musician and Researcher, New England Conservatory of Music

  • Jamey Ray

    Jamey Ray ’06

    Rollins Music Faculty; Arranger and Singer, Voctave

  • Jami-Leigh Bartschi

    Jami-Leigh Bartschi ’07 ’12MLS

    Director of Choirs, Wekiva High School, Orange County Public Schools

  • Mike Roylance

    Mike Roylance ’98

    Principal Tuba, Boston Symphony

  • Fred Green

    Fred Green ’11

    Assistant Professor of Music, Missouri Southern State University

  • Megan Mascarenhas

    Megan Mascarenhas ’14 MM

    Adjunct Professor of Music Theory, Rollins College

Real World Experience

From community engagement courses to internships and research, music students hone their skills in the real world.

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
  • Full Sail University
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • The Kurland Agency logo
  • Phat Planet Studios logo
  • Alfred Music logo
  • Carl Fischer Music logo
Professor and students in a class discussion at a Rollins outdoor classroom

See for Yourself

Get a feel for Rollins’ unique brand of engaged learning and personalized attention through one of our virtual or in-person visit experiences.

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Popular Courses

A Day in the Life of a Rollins Music Major

“Experiencing real-life scenarios and opportunities within my music major has been a fundamental part of my development and learning experience.”

Ashley Rosa ’18

Vocalist, New York

Virtual Tour: Keane Hall

Find out what it’s like to be a music major at Rollins by dropping into a class at Keane Hall, home to the Department of Music.

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.

Keep Exploring

Ryo Hasegawa ’19 conducting an orchestra.

June 29, 2022

Maestro of Mudita

Motorcycle racer turned conductor Ryo Hasegawa ’19 revels in the ability of music to build community.

December 18, 2019

What It’s Like ... to Perform in Front of Millions

At Rollins, music majors like Chadonné Whiskey ’20 enjoy unparalleled opportunities to hone their craft, connect with audiences, and learn from masters in music

May 28, 2018

In Concert

A budding partnership between the Rollins music department and Full Sail is paying dividends for students from the neighboring institutions.

Expert Faculty

The music faculty is made up of scholars and performers who work at the national and international levels of their disciplines. The faculty mentors and guides each student to their individual goals and careers.

Department of Music

Keene Hall
1000 Holt Ave. – 2731
Winter Park, FL 32789

Telephone: 407.646.2233

Fax: 407.646.2533

Visit the Department of Music Website

Contact Music Professors

  • Charles Archard

    Charles Archard, MM

    Artist-in-Residence, Contemporary/Jazz Studies

    Special interests: An accomplished bassist, composer, and educator with original works featured on TV and movie scores

  • Gloria Cook

    Gloria Cook, DMA

    Professor of Music, Piano

    Special interests: Instruction and performance on piano and duo piano, with extensive touring when not teaching, as well as research into the piano works of Edvard Grieg

  • Daniel Crozier Jr.

    Daniel Crozier Jr., DMA

    Professor of Music, Theory, and Composition

    Special interests: Theory and composition, particularly of operatic, orchestral, and chamber music

  • Daniel Flick

    Daniel Flick, MM

    Artist-in-Residence, Creative Collaborations

    Special interests: Stringed instrument performance from solo to symphony and composition for theater and film

  • John Grau

    John Grau, DMA

    Associate Professor of Music, Voice

    Special interests: Solo tenor performance of oratorio and opera from Renaissance to 20th-century music

  • Caitlin Mohr

    Caitlin Mohr, DMA

    Assistant Professor of Music, Voice

    Special interests: Soprano performance, with expertise in vocal pedagogy and vocal technique

  • Jamey Ray

    Jamey Ray, MM

    Associate Professor of Music, Theory, and Technology

    Special interests: Music technology, recording production, and widely performed choral compositions that range from classic arrangements to contemporary music

  • Joni Roos

    Joni Roos, BA

    Artist-in-Residence, Strings

    Special interests: Instruction of applied violin and viola, string methods, and orchestral literature

  • John V. Sinclair

    John V. Sinclair, DMA

    John M. Tiedtke Professor of Music

    Special interests: Conducting and teaching and their intersection; artistic director and conductor of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park; conductor of the International Moravian Music Festivals, Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional, and others