Florida A&M University Choir: Black Music Lives Here

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For years, the Florida A&M University Music Program has educated thousands of singers and musicians who have gone on to share their talents with the world. Each year, over 500 students participate in music ensembles
at the university and can participate in nearly 20 ensembles on campus, including Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble and Electronic Music Ensemble. Famous FAMU alumni in the music industry include producer Rico Love, rapper Common, singer K. Michelle, and rapper Smitty.


The mission of the Florida A&M University Department of Music is to provide the highest quality music at the undergraduate level for music majors embarking on careers as teachers, scholars, performers or composers. It is also the mission of the department to teach non-majors and members of the community about music as a part of human culture and experience.


The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Department of Music offers a limited number of music scholarships to students based on musical skill and knowledge. All students applying for music scholarships must complete a departmental audition and theory placement examination (music majors/minors only) to be considered for funding. Students are eligible to receive music scholarship funding for a maximum of four years. If needed, an accompanist will be provided for on-campus auditions.
Click here for more information on FAMU music scholarships.

Degree Programs
Florida A&M University Department of Music offers an impressive series of programs for undergraduate study, including a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Music, Music Industry and Music Education.

FAMU Music Department on Facebook

Watch this performance of the FAMU Gospel Choir:

The FAMU “Society” Concert Chorale performs “Stand”.


Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.

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