Department of Music

The University of West Florida Department of Music provides students with a high quality, personalized, undergraduate education for careers in the fields of music performance and music education. Admittance to our programs is by audition only.

The University of West Florida is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and has been accredited by NASM since 1971.

Band students play at an athletic event.
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July 15 - September 6 - Give! Say, "I'm with the band!"

Will you say “I’m with the band?” The UWF Argo Athletic Band is entering its second season. We are growing and need your support. From July 15 through September 6, we invite you to help us “dress the band” by giving through our crowdfunding campaign. 

Say, “I’m with the band!” and invite your friends and family to do the same. Give at 

Visit us online at band and follow us on social at @ArgoAthleticBand.


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Message From the Chair

Dr. Sheila Dunn, chair, invites you to experience the many offerings of UWF's Department of Music including academic program offerings and public performances.

Chair Message

The UWF Singers with Eric Whitacre conducting, performed two selections during the gala.
Chorus participants represent various ages and experiences.

UWF Summer Festival Chorus: June 8 and June 29

The 2019 UWF Summer Festival Chorus presents two performances this summer. 

UWF Summer Festival Chorus Performances, June 8 and June 29
Session One: Rutter & WilbergSession Two – Choral Masterpieces

Highlighting two of the most prolific composers of our time, this is a concert experience not to be missed! We will be joined by a core of instrumentalists on the Rutter Gloria!​ and other works.

Performance June 8, 7:30pm @ UWF MainStage Theatre

With pieces by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bernstein, Orff, Thompson, and others, this memorable and musical session will feature movements from landmark works of the choral repertoire.

Rehearsals June 24-28, 7:00-9:30pm; and June 29, 4:00-5:30pm

*Those intersted in participating may register online at

Performance June 29, 7:30pm @ UWF Music Hall

UWF Summer Festival Chorus, Alumni Participation

After participating last year, I could not wait to be part of this year's Summer Festival Chorus! I love everything about it - the challenging musical selections, the diverse demographics of the choir, seeing old friends and meeting new ones,” says Margi Baker, 2015 UWF graduate in music performance and current assistant director of UWF Advancement Services. Read more about 2018 participation. 


UWF Band Camp: Argo Athletic Band 2019-2020

Are you a student interested in performing with the UWF Argo Athletic Band during the 2019-2020 season? August 17th are drumline auditions. Band Camp is August 19th through the 23rd.

Band Camp Interest

Faces of the Argo Athletic Band

Argo Athletic Band members represent a variety of majors across UWF. Meet some of the faces of the UWF Argo Athletic Band!  

Faces of the Band

Music Program Auditions and Scholarships

August 23 is final audition date for the 2019-2020 academic year. View more information on music auditions and scholarships. 

Auditions and Scholarships

Argo Athletic Band Camp, Aug. 19-23

Drumline auditions will be held August 17. Band auditions will be held, August 19-23. Visit for more information. 

Band Camp, 2019

A piano sits on stage.

UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts

UWF's Center for Fine and Performing Arts specializes in showcasing the artistic, theatrical and musical work of UWF students.

UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts