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In Memoriam


The Department of Music dedicates our 2017 concert season to Tony Lavender.  Robert Anthony  Lavender was our valued  teacher, colleague and friend in Florida Atlantic University’s  Department of Music for the past 23 years. The Department of Music will  greatly miss his generous and wonderful spirit, and his enthusiasm  for teaching and performing. His musical legacy survives in the  work of his many talented students, and in our memories of his  beautiful performances with our faculty.



Wells Fargo 



FAU's Department of Music is proud to announce that Wells Fargo is sponsoring the Music Department’s 2016/17 concert season with its matching gift program. Wells Fargo has supported the department with a total gift of $125,000 over the past five seasons, and will match dollar-for-dollar the concert ticket proceeds that support music student scholarships. To date, this matching gift program has raised $219,000 in scholarships. Please help us continue in this season’s goal to raise $270,000 in total for music scholarships. We are so grateful to Wells Fargo for continuing this incredible community partnership with the Department of Music and Florida Atlantic University for our current concert season!



For reasons of accreditation standards, state certification requirements, space or fiscal limitations, the Department of Music is a designated by Florida Atlantic University as a Selective Access Program. Admissions to FAU does not guarantee admission to a selective or limited access program. Students must audition to entry. Please use the link below to access audition information.    


All students must also apply to Florida Atlantic University


The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). Our music program includes Grammy award winning faculty, our own Hoot/Wisdom Records L.L.C., state-of-the art recording and pre-production studios, and a faculty who are dedicated to the development and enrichment of FAU music students who aspire to careers in music education, performance or the music industry. With 49 percent of its student body classified as minority or international students, Florida Atlantic University ranks as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System.


Bachelor of Music with major in Commercial Music (concentrations in Commercial Music Composition, Music Technology or Music Business)
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Music with major in Music: Performance Concentration (with options in Instrumental, Vocal, Guitar or Piano)
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Master of Music Performance Concentration (with options in Instrumental, Guitar, Piano or Vocal Performance, Composition, or Choral or Wind Conducting)
Master of Music Commercial Music Concentration


“Music for Healing,” made possible by a grant from Drs. Andrew and Bradford Ress of the Ress Institute
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