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Private Instruction

Private instruction is available to students in any major.  Contact the specific vocal/instrumental instructor to request permission.

  • Students enrolled in private instruction MUST ALSO ENROLL in one of the department’s performing groups
  • Two-credit lessons provide a one-hour lesson each week
  • One-credit lessons provide a half-hour lesson each week
  • There is an additional fee for private instruction of $150 per credit

(MUSA 356-363 – 2 credits for Music majors/minors)                                                                                      
(MUSA 116-123 – 1 credit for Non-majors/minors)


Membership in music ensembles is open to all students enrolled in the University.  One of the most significant factors about our instrumental and vocal/choral groups is that not one is solely comprised of music majors.  Students campuswide are strongly encouraged and welcome to participate.

There is an additional fee of $10 for each ensemble in which you are enrolled.

Jazz Orchestra

The Jazz Orchestra performs a wide variety of music ranging from classic swing to contemporary jazz, fusion, and Latin music every semester. They perform on campus in the Pealer Recital Hall and have also presented concerts in local clubs and high schools in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
(MUSC 327 – 1 credit)

Percussionist Cheyenne Jeffries

Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble is an active group, averaging 15 students, that has performed throughout the tri-state region. Under the direction of Dr. Ronald Horner, they perform a variety of compositional styles, including avant-garde, classical transcriptions, ragtime, jazz and contemporary rock.
(MUSC 339 – 1 credit)




Brass Ensemble

The Brass Ensemble studies and performs a diverse repertoire, giving a concert every semester and performing at University and community events.
(MUSC 330 – 1 credit)Woodwind Ensemble at Holiday Concert 2015

Clarinet Ensemble
Flute Ensemble
Saxophone Quartet
Bassoon Ensemble

Small, 4-8 member ensembles work with individual faculty members on diverse repertoire, with performances on- and off-campus throughout the year.
(MUSC 337 – 1 credit)

Guitar Ensemble

The Guitar Ensemble gives a concert every semester and has performed at numerous University and community events.
(MUSC 336 – 1 credit)

Marching Band solo tromboneMarching Bobcats

During the fall semester the Bobcat Band performs at home football games and other FSU athletic events. The band is an important part of the FSU community and plays a vital role for the school spirit of the university. The Bobcat Band is open to university students with previous band experience and has vacancies for all wind and brass instruments and percussion.
(MUSC 329 — 1 credit)


Wind Ensemble

The University Wind Ensemble is the premiere concert band organization on campus, and they perform several concerts throughout the academic year in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall. FSU Wind Ensemble and University ChoraleThe ensemble performs a variety of exciting, diverse, and challenging music from the Renaissance to the present.
(MUSC 330 — 1 credit)


University Chorale

The University Chorale, 70-75 members strong, performs both large and small choral works from various style periods. They frequently perform works that combine forces with the wind, brass, and percussion ensembles. Auditions are NOT required.
(MUSC 319 – 1 credit)


Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir is a select (audition only) group of approximately 20-25 singers that performs chamber literature from the various styles and periods of music. The group is noted for its wide range and variety of repertoire.
(MUSC 340 – 1 credit)

Opera Theatre Spring 2015

Opera Theatre

Designed for students with an interest in the performance and production of opera. Opera students perform opera scenes, full opera, and operattas from all centuries.
(MUSC 321 – 1 credit)
(Permission of the instructor is required.)