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.

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

UWF chorus and others perform for the summer festival
UWF chorus and others perform for the summer festival.

UWF alumni returned to participate in Summer Festival Chorus

“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 Margi Bakers encore performance.

The UWF Singers with Eric Whitacre conducting, performed two selections during the gala.
The UWF Summer Festival Chorus performance is composed of people of various ages and experience.

UWF Summer Festival Chorus brings students, alumni and community members together

Jennifer Adkins is a UWF alumna who graduated in 2008 with an M.A. in Public History and spent a few years as an adjunct professor in the UWF Department of History. She also loves to sing.
This year, Adkins is one of many participants, including students, alumni and community members, of UWF’s Summer Festival Chorus, which will hold “Hayden Lord Nelson Mass,” its final performance, June 30 at 7:30 PM at UWF. Read more about the UWF Summer Festival Chorus.


Portrait of Music department alumna
Richardson has earned multiple degrees and accolades in music since her time spent at UWF.

UWF music alumna lands coveted residency at Academy of Vocal Arts

UWF alumna Renée Richardson has been admitted to the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts as a resident artist for 2018-19. Richardson graduated from UWF in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music in voice performance and went on to earn a professional studies degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Read more about Renée and her accomplishments.


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. It's home to UWF performance, exhibitions and guest artists. For information on performances, exhibitions, tickets, and venue rentals, visit the UWF CFPA online.