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 prepares you for an array of graduate programs and careers in education, performance, 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.

  • Self portrait of Catherine Psarakis

    Catherine Psarakis ’16

    Intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

  • Jamey Ray

    Jamey Ray ’06

    Rollins Music Faculty; Arranger and Singer, Voctave

  • Self portrait of Jami-Leigh Bartschi

    Jami-Leigh Bartschi ’07 ’12MLS

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

  • Self portrait of Mike Roylance.

    Mike Roylance ’98

    Principal Tuba, Boston Symphony

  • Self portrait of Fred Green.

    Fred Green ’11

    Director of Instrumental Music, Academy of the Holy Names

  • Self portrait of 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

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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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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: Keene Hall

Find out what it’s like to be a music major at Rollins by dropping into a class at Keene 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.

Rollins partners with Full Sail University on a recording collaboration.

Keep Exploring

Take a deeper dive into music at Rollins by meeting your future professors, seeing our grads in action, and sitting in on a class.

Ryo Hasegawa ’19 conducting an orchestra.

Maestro of Mudita

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

Albrecht ’76 Honored as a University of Miami Distinguished Alumni

Composer and musician Sally Albrecht ’76 has been recognized for an extraordinary career spanning more than four decades.

The Making of an Advocate

Elizabeth Smith ’22 ’24MPH came to Rollins wanting to embrace a new beginning. That all changed when the world was thrown into chaos. Now, she’s emerged from the pandemic as a fierce advocate for disability rights.

Guiding Greatness

At Rollins, our professors are equal parts knowledgeable and fascinating, providing
personalized attention to students in and outside the classroom while becoming mentors, research partners, and lifelong guides.

Goings Establish $1 Million Endowed Scholarship

Created in memory of Miles Porcaro, the scholarship is designed for students who have either a military background or interest in music, art, or theater.

My Rollins Gateway: The Music of Medicine

At Rollins, Brandon McNichol ’19 discovered a harmonious interplay of science and art—one that has proved instrumental in his plans to practice medicine.

Rollins students prepare to perform, hugging.

Audition To Be Part Of Music At Rollins

Find all the details for the Rollins Music audition process, including schedule, form, and performance details.

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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

  • 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

  • Molly Breckling

    Molly Breckling, PhD

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Musicology

    Special interests: Art songs of Gustav Mahler and music history pedagogy

  • 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

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  • Byeol Kim

    Byeol Kim, DMA

    Assistant Professor of Music

    Special interests: An accomplished pianist who encourages students to embrace music as the core of their lives

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  • Caitlin Mohr

    Caitlin Mohr, DMA

    Assistant Professor of Music, Voice

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

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  • 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