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

Course Curriculum Bachelor of Music Performance (pdf)

Course Curriculum Bachelor of Music Education (pdf) 

Degree Plan Checklists

Degree Plan Bachelor of Music in Performance (pdf)
Degree Plan Bachelor of Music Education Fall 2016

Related Pages

Music Performance - Academic Learning Compact

Music Education - Academic Learning Compact

UWF Catalog Descriptions B.M. & B.M.E.

Students Handbook (pdf)

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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