Department of Music

A member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney educates and entertains the Rollins community during a recent visit.

Itzhak Perlman

Violinist Itzhak Perlman conversing with Music Department faculty members Dr. Susan Lackman and Dr. Dan Crozier.

Leon Fleisher

Pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher conducting the Rollins College orchestra during a master class.

Jessye Norman

Opera singer Jessye Norman connecting with Rollins College music majors.


The Virginia S. and W.W. Nelson Department of Music provides the best possible education in the study of music. All students' educational experience is greatly enhanced through classroom instruction, ensemble participation, and applied study. The Department of Music serves as a cultural center for the Central Florida community by presenting performances, lectures, and master classes by residents and guest artists of outstanding merit. 

The Department of Music offers students an exceptionally wide variety of opportunities to study music both inside and outside the classroom. Explore our degree program and areas of focus. Learn More