Mission Statement

The Florida State University Center for Music of the Americas promotes the scholarship, performance, and dissemination of musics found in the American Hemisphere. It facilitates initiatives within the College of Music, across the university, and throughout the North Florida community.

The Center's activities are multifaceted:

  • It is closely related to academic curricula leading to Certificates, Bachelor's,
    Master's, and Doctoral degrees in a number of specialized disciplines within the College of Music;
  • It oversees numerous world music performance groups within the College of Music;
  • It supports projects related to its mission.

The Center's purpose is in part to facilitate the study of music through scholarly research. Although the Center's role within the College of Music is not confined to any specific area, its aims align closely with the primary objectives of both the Musicology program and the Multi-cultural Music Education curriculum.

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