The UCF Department of Music recognizes that music is basic to the human condition; that music promotes inclusiveness, diversity and understanding in a global society; that music enhances creativity, the source of all human progress; and that music elevates the human spirit. The primary mission of the Department of Music is to promote the musical arts by providing our students with the best education possible and by providing meaningful and diverse experiences in performance, education, composition, scholarly research, and service to the university, Orlando metropolitan area, state, and beyond. 


  1. Offering outstanding undergraduate programs in music that provide students with the comprehensive knowledge, skills, and experiences to be successful and sophisticated creators, performers, educators, scholars, and consumers of music.
  2. Offering progressive and flexible graduate programs in music.
  3. Cultivating and sustaining regional, state, national and international collaborations and partnerships with professional and educational organizations.
  4. Promoting inclusiveness and diversity in curricula; performances; scholarly research and creative activities; and faculty, staff, and students.
  5. Providing quality performances, workshops, clinics, master classes and music camps to students, music educators, and the general public.

The University of Central Florida Department of Music was established in 1968. The UCF Music Department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), with the department’s initial NASM accreditation being awarded in 1981. Its music education programs are fully accredited by the National Collegiate Association for Teacher Education (NCATE) and lead to teacher certification by the Florida Department of Education (FLDE). The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Additional information regarding the university’s SACSCOC accreditation is provided by UCF’s Academic Program Quality unit within the Office of Academic Affairs.