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Ave Maria University


Ave Maria, FL USA



The Department of Music provides a course of study in music within the liberal arts framework. By teaching music as a liberal art, the department appeals to an ancient tradition that places music among the most important disciplines for forming the intellect. To this end, our program pursues the acquisition of practical skills along with a rigorous intellectual formation in musical thought. The curriculum serves this end by focusing on three principal areas of musical discipline: applied music study (lessons on the major instrument, voice, or composition), music theory, and music history. The first three years of the major focus on these three areas of competency. In the third and fourth years of study, students begin to focus on their areas of interest or specialization.

Music scholarships are available for Music Majors and Minors

Choral scholarships are available for non-Music Majors.

Let your voice be heard in one of our university vocal ensembles:

AMU Concert Choir

Chamber Singers

Opera-Music Theater Workshop

Men’s Schola Gregoriana

Women’s Schola Gregoriana

Students have participated in masterclasses with great musicians on the AMU campus.

Dr. Jeanie Darnell, Voice Area Coordinator, FGCU

Dr. Jason Bahr, Composer, FGCU

Raffaele Ponti, Music Director, Venice, FL Diocese

Steffanie Pearce, Artistic Director, Gulfshore Opera, FL

Sebastian Modarelli, Organist and Composer

Dr. Michael Baron, International Pianist, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL

Students have access to live performances of great music on campus, as well as in Naples and Fort Myers. Guest performers have included Vivian Choi, instructor at Concordia Conservatory, New York City, international pianist, Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki (Baritone/Opera Director, UNF), Dr. Camille Ortiz, Coloratura Soprano, and Duo Lana (Milana and Svetlana Strezeva). Select Music Alumni are invited back to campus to perform in our new Alumni Artist Series!


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