State is proud to have produced such
outstanding musicians as Ellen Taaffe
Zwilich, first woman composer to be
awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music,
and Charles Rex, associate concertmaster
of the New York Philharmonic. The
School of Music has also educated
thousands of outstanding school music
teachers, college and university professors,
music therapists, scholars, and other
composers and performers.
rich heritage is important in providing
us a certain perspective about quality
and incentive to strive for continuing
excellence. But the real test of our
future is what we do for you, the
future students who will grace our
rehearsal halls, classrooms, and studios.
We seek students, at all levels, who
are dedicated to achieving the best
for themselves in their professional
preparation. We seek students who
will contribute to the rich and diverse
musical environment at Florida State.
And we want students who will appreciate
the warm and friendly personality
of our school.
colleagues and I will do everything
we can to assist you in your pursuit
of the best university and musical
education, from helping you through
the audition/admissions process to
advising and assisting you in your
career decisions. Please do not hesitate
to call or write us with any questions
or concerns you may have, because
if you are serious about music and
your future, we would like you to
become part of the Florida State University
School of Music.
Dean, School of Music