Message from the Director
As interim director, I am pleased to welcome you. If you are a prospective student in music or theatre, there is information here about programs, auditions, scholarships, faculty, ensembles, student groups and musical opportunities within the school. If you are looking for personal attention from faculty that's world class, UCF is the place for you. Our performing arts programs are designed for your success. The atmosphere among students and faculty is energetic and friendly. Our diverse faculty of experienced and accomplished music and theatre professionals including performers, designers, educators, technicians, scholars, stage managers, technicians, conductors, composers, and clinicians are committed to providing a high-quality graduate and undergraduate education. If you are looking for information about School of Performing Arts concerts and theatre productions, see our events calendar.
The University of Central Florida Department of Music was established in 1968. The UCF Music Department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), with the department’s initial NASM accreditation being awarded in 1981. Its music education programs are fully accredited by the National Collegiate Association for Teacher Education (NCATE) and lead to teacher certification by the Florida Department of Education (FLDE). The university is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). UCF is Florida’s first All-Steinway School.
The Department of Theatre was established in 1969. Its first seasons were produced in a 124-foot tent. Now it offers theatre and dance performances in a variety of venues, both on campus and in our partner theatre spaces at Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando REP. In 2016, the department earned full accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
From large music and theatre ensembles that showcase our students' impressive performance abilities to chamber music recitals featuring our internationally acclaimed artist faculty to guest performers from around the world, we know you will be delighted to see and hear some of the best artists in the country—right here in Central Florida. I encourage you to use the information below to contact us to answer any questions you may have.
UCF School of Performing Arts