Department of Music

Current Students

The Department of Music is devoted to offering instruction in a variety of musical fields.

Part of Something Great

From the world’s oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music to a student council that advises faculty on curriculum and departmental life, music students at Rollins have a wealth of ways to get involved.

Student Organizations

Phi Mu Alpha

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the world’s oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music. Sinfonia was born on October 6, 1898, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, “to consider the social life of the young men students of that institution [and] to devise ways and means by which it might be improved.” Sinfonia became a national fraternity on October 6, 1900, with the admission of a group of men at the Broad Street Conservatory in Philadelphia. For over a century, Sinfonians in nearly every field of study and professional endeavor have transformed music in America. The opportunity of becoming a Sinfonian is offered to as many men as possible who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of the Fraternity’s Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America.

Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity

Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is an organization which promotes interaction among women who share a commitment to music. Members of SAI are active in all areas of campus music and campus life, working closely with faculty, administration, campus and community groups, music professionals and patrons. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships, loans and awards in many areas and at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact, and accepts with pride the responsibilities and privileges of being a leader in the pursuit of music creation, performance, and scholarship.

Pi Kappa Lambda

Pi Kappa Lambda is the honorary music society. Both men and women are admitted to membership. It elects from the top 20% of the graduating class, or from faculty members or former students of high scholastic standing.

Music Advisory Council

The Music Advisory Council (MAC) is a group of students who meet independently with the student body as well as with the Department Chair to advise the faculty on issues that arise from time to time regarding curriculum or departmental life. The members of MAC are vetted by their peers and represent a cross-section of the music major student population.