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.
First Annual UWF High School Honor Band
Thank you for your interest in the first annual University of West Florida 2020 High School Honor Band! The purpose of the UWF Honor Band is to provide a premier musical experience for students in the Panhandle and surrounding areas. At the UWF honor band, students will participate in sectionals with UWF faculty and rehearse as an ensemble for three days. This experience will culminate in a concert performance!
Our guest conductor for the 2020 UWF High School Honor Band will be Dr. Courtney Snyder, associate director of bands at the University of Michigan.
Thursday, February 27 - Saturday, February 29, 2020
The sectionals, rehearsals, and performance will take place at the University of West Florida. Check-in will begin on Thursday, 2/27 at 3:00pm followed by master classes, dinner, and the first combined rehearsal. The 2020 schedule is TBD and details will be released soon.
Pre-Collegiate Music Competition 2020
Competition: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:00am-5:00pm
Place: University of West Florida, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, Music Hall
Winners' Recital: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 3:00pm, University of West Florida, Center for Fine
and Performing Arts, Bldg. 82, Music Hall
Application deadline: February 25, 2020
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.
- Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:34:57 GMTUWF Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series events delve into how freedom of speech impacts media, music
- Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:31:52 GMTUWF Department of Music presents the Runge Strings Orchestra in concert
- Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:15:10 GMTUWF Department of Music presents Fall 2018 chamber music recitals
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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.
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!
Auditions and Scholarships
August 23 is final audition date for the 2019-2020 academic year. View more information on music auditions and scholarships.
UWF Honor Band, Feb. 27-29
The purpose of the UWF Honor Band is to provide a premier musical experience for students in the Panhandle and surrounding areas, February 27-29, 2020.
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.