Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the Stetson University School of Music, where we have been playing a vital role in the life of the University and the central Florida arts community since 1885. Our heritage of world class music instruction is evident today in our mission to embrace academic rigor, artistic excellence, professionalism, and diversity as we strive to enrich the whole person. Stetson continues to be an exciting place to live, learn, and develop as a musician.
- We are a community of 200 exclusively undergraduate musicians and 47 distinguished and dedicated faculty, which affords our students the advantage of personal instruction, collaboration, and remarkable opportunities for performance in individual recitals as well as in small and large ensembles.
- Stetson School of Music students enjoy all the benefits of being part of a premier liberal arts university, including a rich variety of extra-curricular offerings and the opportunity to combine interests. Students may select from 13 different music majors including a unique program allowing them to graduate in five years with a Bachelor degree from the School of Music and an MBA from the School of Business Administration.
- I draw great personal inspiration from the work and accomplishments of our students and alumni. Stetson School of Music graduates are found in every aspect of our profession: from membership in the nation's finest orchestras and opera companies, to teaching in public schools and universities across the nation. Stetson's recent graduates continue to gain admission to the most competitive graduate programs at a rate that is nothing less than extraordinary.
On behalf of the entire Stetson School of Music faculty, staff, and students, I am pleased to welcome you to Stetson. Whether you are a prospective student, a parent, an alum, or a member of our community, I encourage you to visit our beautiful, historic campus and to attend one of our many concerts, recitals, and cultural events.
Thomas Gilmore Masse
Dean and Professor
Stetson University, School of Music