Jan 20, 2022  
2021-22 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate 
2021-22 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate

Music Major

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The Virginia S. and W.W. Nelson Department of Music began as a conservatory of music even before the college’s founding in 1885. The program is a charter member – since 1931 – of the National Association of Schools of Music, whose curricula guide the baccalaureate offerings.

Since the conservatory’s restructuring as a liberal arts department in 1966, Rollins has continued to enjoy a reputation as one of the finest schools in the Southeast offering preprofessional music training.

The mission of the department is:

  • to provide majors the best possible education in performance, historical literature, and theory – the background necessary to pursue graduate work or a career in music;
  • to offer the diverse population of students from both Rollins CLA and the Holt School an opportunity to pursue musical training leading to the baccalaureate/bachelor degree respectively;
  • to open the curriculum to the wider campus community by encouraging nonmajors to take courses, including those designed specially for novices;
  • to give all students – majors and nonmajors–performance experience through choral and instrumental ensembles and individual training in applied music;
  • to serve as a cultural center for the Central Florida community by presenting performances and master classes of outstanding merit by resident and guest artists; and
  • to offer residents of the Central Florida community an opportunity to study music avocationally.

We are committed to music for all rather than music for the few.

Major Requirements

Note: An Audition is required for acceptanace into the Music major or minor. Acceptance to the Hamilton Holt School is not a guaranteed acceptance to the Music program.

Fifty-six (56) semester hours are required: twenty-eight (28) in musicianship, twelve (12) in performance, and twelve (12) in electives, and four (4) in a senior capstone course.

Musicianship Area

Twenty-eight (28) semester hours required.

Performance Area

Twelve (12) semester hours required.

Music Electives/Senior Capstone

Sixteen (16) semester hours required.

  • Four (4) electives in music, three (3) of which must be at the 300 level or above.

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