Undergraduate Majors

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

Degree Programs

Departmental Requirements

In addition to the course requirements, the Department of Music requires the following of its majors:

  • Every student enrolled in applied lessons must participate in a major ensemble sponsored by the Department (i.e., band or chorus). Exceptions will be made only if students are student teaching in their senior year.
  • All majors must participate in the weekly student recital performance classes and perform as recommended by their applied professor. Majors generally perform at least once during the semester. (recital performance request form (pdf).
  • All majors must attend a designated number of concerts and/or recitals each semester in residence. The concerts and recitals may include student recitals, symphony concerts, music hall artists series concerts, and any other program of "classical" nature approved by the faculty.
  • A minimum grade of "C-" in all major courses.
  • All students must pass the UWF Piano Proficiency Examination before the end of their sophomore year. (Piano Proficiency Requirements)
  • All students must pass the UWF Music Theory Placement Examination prior to enrolling in Structure and Style or Counterpoint. Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by prefix in the back of this catalog.

Course Curriculum

Bachelor of Music Performance Curriculum Map
Bachelor of Music Education Curriculum Map

Degree Plan Checklists

Bachelor of Music (BM) 8 Semester Plan
Bachelor of Music Education (BME) 8 Semester Plan 

Levels of Attainment

Department of Music Student Handbook
Department of Music Course Rotation 2017-2022

Program Contact

Contact us for more information:

Dept. of Music
Bldg. 82/Rm. 211
11000 University Pkwy.
Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 474-2147

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Student Spotlight on UWF Music Performance major Meredith Stemen
Meredith Stemen

Student Feature

Congrats to UWF Music Student Meredith Stemen for receiving an Honorable Mention (3rd Place) in the Florida State Music Teacher's Association Gray Perry Young Collegiate Piano Competition May 13 & 14, 2016. Meredith just finished her first year at UWF.

Part of the Florida State Music Teacher's Association State Competition, the Young Collegiate Piano Award was established in 1994 to encourage college pianists in their first and second years of college study. Meredith competed with students from across the state.

The judges praised her for the exciting and dramatic interpretation of MacDowell’s First Sonata and Chopin’s 3rd Scherzo.

Here is a comment from one of the judges: “this is a dramatic performance of a storm and stress piece which certainly deserves more hearings. Bravo!”

Meredith is in the studio of Dr. Hedi Salanki.


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