Florida State University College of Music

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College of Music
Established 1901
Type Public
Dean Patricia Flowers
Location Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Website Official website

The Florida State University College of Music, located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States is one of sixteen colleges comprising Florida State University. The college boasts an international reputation as one of the preeminent music institutions in the world. The college houses two Grammy winners, a former concert master of the New York Philharmonic, a Pulitzer prize-winning composer, a former leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera, and the world's leading scholar in medical music therapy. As the third-largest music program in higher education, the college's comprehensive curricula embrace all traditional areas of music and world music study from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. In its most recent survey of music programs, U.S. News & World Report ranked quality of the College of Music 12th in the nation and fifth among programs at public universities. The Opera program in the College of Music ranks fifth in the nation and third among programs at public universities according to the same report.[1]

The College of Music has a student body of 750 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, representing nearly every state in the nation and 20 foreign countries. There is a maximum enrollment of approximately 1150, which is designed to provide all students individual attention and a fair ensemble experience. Each year, the College of Music offers more than 500 concerts and recitals featuring students, faculty, guest artists, and ensembles. The College of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

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  1. ^ [1] Florida State University - College of Music, Retrieved on 4-07-2011.

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