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Non-Major Opportunities

Offering various opportunities to experience and study music.

Ensemble Opportunities

The College of Music offers several ensemble opportunities for non-majors. Contact information is provided for each director.

Marching ChiefsDr. Patrick Dunnigan (850-644-3507)

University BandsDr. Patrick Dunnigan (850-644-3507)

University ChorusesDr. Michael Hanawalt (850-644-5084)

University OrchestrasDr. Alex Jimenez (850-644-3507)

University Jazz EnsemblesMr. Leon Anderson

World Music EnsemblesDr. Michael Bakan

Music Courses

The College of Music offers several courses for non-majors to explore musical topics. Below is a representative list, but for more information contact Dr. Joanna Hunt, Director of Undergraduate Studies, FSU College of Music (850-644-4833).

MUL 2010 Music Literature, Listening, and Understanding (Meets Liberal Studies Statewide Core requirement in Humanities)
MUT 1005 The Art of Songwriting
MUH 2019 Modern Popular Music
MUH 2051 Music in World Cultures
MUH 3053 American Roots Music
MUH 4801 History of Jazz (1890-1950)
MUH 4802 History of Jazz (1950 – Present)
MVK 1001 Beginning Class Piano (certain sections allotted for non-majors)
MVS 1116 Beginning Class Guitar (open to non-majors during drop/add)
MVS 2126 Intermediate Class Guitar

A variety of E-Series (IFS) Courses are also offered.

** Applied music lessons are available on a space-available basis. Contact the Music Registrar (HMU 203, 644-4689) for information.**

Leon Anderson

  • Professor of Jazz Drum Set

Michael Bakan

  • Professor of Musicology
  • Head of World Music Ensembles Program

Patrick Dunnigan

  • Professor of Music Education
  • Director of Bands

Michael Hanawalt

  • Associate Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Choral Studies

Joanna Hunt

  • Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Alexander Jiménez

  • Professor of Conducting
  • Director of Orchestral Activities
  • String Area Coordinator
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