Florida Southern College - Bachelor of Arts program in Music

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

Would you like the opportunity to perform alongside the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, or with other regionally recognized musical groups?

These highly engaged, hands-on learning environments are available to you as a student in the Bachelor of Arts program in Music at Florida Southern College. Grow your musical skills in a program that emphasizes applied music while providing a solid foundation in theory, music history, and piano proficiency that enables you to explore and express the structure of music and the historical context of musical genres.


  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Music Department provides a rigorous and comprehensive music curriculum.
  • Our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that you’ll get personal attention from professors who are committed to your success.
  • Thought-provoking classes and inspiring professors will help you discover your calling and prepare for the challenges ahead in graduate and professional school, the workplace, and life.
  • You’ll learn by doing. At FSC, you will have numerous opportunities to perform in solo recitals, ensembles, and competitive events with nationally recognized performers.
  • Our small size means you will have easy access to our music computer laboratory and practice rooms.
  • As a student musician, you’ll perform in our 1800-seat Branscomb Auditorium, one of the finest concert halls in North America.

Our music alumni continue their studies at some of the finest graduate schools in the country. 

Engaged Learning in the Classroom

FSC’s music programs thrive on engagement. Here, you’ll join a community where students and faculty work closely together. Our intimate faculty-student ratio provides you with constant teacher interaction and advice. And because practice rooms are steps away from teaching studios, answers and assistance are just across the hall. Along with our Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and Jazz Ensemble, we have additional performance opportunities through numerous small ensembles that include:

  • Chamber Singers
  • Choral
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Flute Choir
  • Horn Choir
  • Men’s Chorale
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Saxophone Choir
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Trombone Choir
  • Trumpet Choir
  • Tuba Choir
  • Women’s Chorale

Departmental Clubs & Organizations

We host numerous organizations on campus. These include:

  • FSC’s band program, which offers audition-based performance groups for both music majors and those wanting to pursue a musical interest while majoring in another field;
  • The Music Educators National Conference student chapter, which all interested music students are encouraged to join;
  • Delta Omicron, an international professional fraternity open to music majors and minors, and Phi Mu Alpha, a music fraternity open to anyone with a professional interest in music regardless of major; and
  • The Music Entertainment Industry Student Association, a national organization for students in the field of music management.


Talent-based scholarships for students intending to pursue a music degree are available through audition.

Graduate & Professional Opportunities

FSC’s Bachelor of Arts in Music prepares you to teach applied music privately or enter graduate school for more specialized studies. Our Music program is highly successful at placing music education graduates, helping students in applying for acceptance at prestigious graduate schools, and supporting careers in performance and music business professions. Our alumni have also gone on to continue their studies at some of the finest graduate schools in the country, including:

  • The New England Conservatory of Music
  • The Bard Conservatory
  • Boston Conservatory of Music
  • Emory University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Eastman School of Music