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Our Bachelor of Music curriculum is designed for students who plan to pursue a professional career or graduate studies in music. You will find limitless opportunities for creative and personal growth. You will graduate with the 21st century skills necessary to succeed in music today.

Why Study Music Performance at UWF?

This is an exciting time to join the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music. A transformational gift has established a scholarship endowment and creates visibility and recognition for our faculty and students. Students in the school of music and members of the Argo Athletic Band now benefit from an endowed scholarship fund in excess of $7 million. This transformative gift has created a new landscape of opportunity for our school, leading to unprecedented growth and innovation across our music curriculum.

The Bachelor of Music in Performance program offers you a high-quality, personalized education to prepare you for a performing career in music. You will receive comprehensive training, gain performance experience and develop the skills and artistry needed for success as a professional musician.

Our faculty specialize in a wide array of research areas, including:

  • instrumental and vocal solo performance
  • instrumental and choral conducting
  • chamber music
  • music theory
  • music literature
  • music history

UWF music faculty have presented and performed nationally and internationally, notably in Australia, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy and Peru.

We offer you an array of opportunities, including scholarships, internships, study abroad in Ireland and travel to conferences and competitions, plus the annual UWF Concerto and Lecture Competition.

What You Will Learn

You will gain skills in solo and ensemble performing, conducting, music literature and music history, as well as vocal and piano pedagogy.

Our small classes and one-on-one instruction in applied studies will give you the mentoring and guidance you need to achieve professional success.

The Dr. Grier Williams School of Music faculty specialize in a wide array of research, scholarly, and creative activities. These areas include instrumental and vocal performance, conducting, chamber music, jazz studies, opera studies, and K-12 music education methods and pedagogy.

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 is also an All-Steinway School. You will have access to three multi-use performing spaces in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, and a wide variety of free arts and cultural events will support and complement the work you do in the classroom.

Are you planning on pursuing a career outside of music but would still like to continue your music development? Consider a minor in music.