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Music Education

Bachelor of Music Education

Most programs in the UCF School of Performing Arts require an audition or interview.

This degree prepares students for a career teaching the next generation of musicians while also developing their own skills and knowledge as musicians. The BME meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Music (K-12) in the State of Florida. We advise all applicants to visit LINK for full details on certification. In addition to ensemble participation and core music coursework, students will take courses in music, general education and music education and have opportunities to gain real-world experience through internships and field placements.

The mission of the Bachelor of Music Education program is to make great music teacher because every child deserves a great music education. Be prepared to enter one of the most rewarding and important professions in the world. The BME program meets the State of Florida teaching licensure requirements for K-12 Music certification. In addition to General Education Program courses, the BME program includes courses in music, general education, music education, two internship experiences and field experiences.

BME Resources

Professional Licensure or Certification

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice. See the disclosure notice to learn more.

Application Requirements

Music Auditions 2025

February 1, 8, 15: Scholarship auditions

March 29: Non-scholarship auditions

Prospective music majors may audition with the School of Performing Arts after submitting an application to UCF Undergraduate Admissions. Admission into this program requires admittance to both the university and school.

Apply to UCF by going to the Undergraduate Admissions website and applying online.

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To complete this form, you will need to know your UCF ID. Follow this link to find instructions for retrieving your UCF ID. Also, ask any teachers whom you have studied music with to complete the Teacher Evaluation Form and bring it with you to your audition. No alternate date audition applications will be accepted after the final listed audition date.

If you are unable to attend an audition on one of the scheduled days, you may submit a digital audition by choosing “Digital Audition/Alternate Date” in the Preferred Audition Date field below. A UCF faculty member will contact you after reviewing your video to let you know whether you have been accepted into the program.

You will receive an email confirmation immediately after submitting this form. We will accept submissions for a given date until the Wednesday prior to the audition.

Prepare for the audition by visiting the Audition Requirements page. Find your instrument area to see what music you will be required to perform during the audition.

Audition Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

  • 8:30 a.m.: Check in at the UCF Rehearsal Hall (Building #19 on campus map). You will receive your actual audition time when you check in. Breakfast items will be available.
  • 9:00 a.m.: Parent/student orientation begins in the Rehearsal Hall auditorium.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Students are dismissed from orientation to warm up for auditions. Practice rooms are available.
  • 9:45 a.m.: Student auditions begin. Students will go to the studio room they have been assigned for audition ten minutes prior to their audition time and wait in the hallway for the professors to call their name, at which point they may enter and begin the audition. With the exception of piano and percussion, auditions usually are about 10 minutes long. Piano and percussion run about 20 minutes long. Auditions are private with the student only. Parents may wait in the hall outside the audition studio or in the Rehearsal Hall.

Parents will stay in the orientation to receive information from the chair, admissions representative and student financial aid representative until about 10:00 a.m. Once the student has completed their audition, they are free to leave.

Acceptance and non-acceptance letters will be sent out after completion of all the January and February audition dates. Admission to the Music program is only complete once the student has been accepted by both the Music Department and UCF Undergraduate Admissions.

For answers to more detailed questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section.