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Dr. Grier Williams School of Music

Our school 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.


UWF announces gift to create a School of Music

The University of West Florida announced a gift to rename the Department of Music. An anonymous contribution has established the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music in memory of the first chair of the music department.

“This gift is transformational for our music students,” said Dr. Sheila Dunn, associate professor and director of the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music. “It will put UWF on the map, creating visibility and recognition for our faculty and students.”


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A Message from Dr. Sheila Dunn, Director of the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music

Dear Students,

The Faculty and I are very excited to begin classes this spring. We are thrilled to welcome our new freshman and transfer students. Returning students, we can't wait to see you all again soon. 

I hope this message finds each one of you focused on safety and good health. We strongly encourage everyone to protect themself and each other by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. I want to emphasize the need for flexibility and shared responsibility as we continue to navigate surges in COVID-19.. I urge you to review UWF's Mission, Vision, and Values. I also want to remind all of us that there is a wealth of information on UWF's Coronavirus website.

Full Message 


Students may pursue a Bachelor of Music in Performance, a Bachelor of Music Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Music and an Outside Field, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Arts Administration.

Career Opportunities 

  • Music performer
  • Conductor
  • Music educator
  • Arts administrator

UWF Argo Athletic Band

The Argo Athletic Band is the premier performing ensemble at UWF athletic events, playing at all home football and basketball games. In addition to athletic events, the band occasionally performs at community events.

UWF Argo Athletic Band

Argo Athletic Band: Sights and Sounds

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

Sights and Sounds

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

UWF Honor Band

The purpose of the UWF Honor Band is to provide a premier musical experience for students in the Panhandle and surrounding areas. 

UWF Honor Band

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