MUSIC DEGREE OPTIONS

Private Lessons

SPC offers private music lessons in voice, piano and other instruments to community members. Click and scroll to find out more about our course offerings.

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Music for Life

Stay in the groove with music courses for community members, including Community Chorus, Community Concert Band, Community Band and Steel Drum Ensemble.

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Music Electives

Students can take music classes as part of their Associate in Arts degree or to meet common prerequisites for a chosen four-year major.

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Scholarships

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In addition to the many scholarships available to SPC students, there are some available solely for music students. An audition is part of the application process. These scholarships include:

  • Fine Arts Scholarships for high school band or chorus members
  • Charlotte Anthony Music Scholarship for Music majors
  • Betty Jane William and Elizabeth Boyd memorial music Scholarship for Pinellas county High School graduates studying full time for a career in music
  • Norman Duzen Music Scholarship for music majors in their second year (piano preferred)
  • Hazel Marie Martyn Endowed Memorial Scholarship for full-time vocal music students

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Practice and Performance Venues

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Classrooms and Rehearsal Spaces

SPC offers several choral and band rehearsal rooms, and the Recital Hall is equipped for performance as well as instruction sessions.

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The Palladium Theater

This venue features two performance spaces: The Stavros Great room, with intimate seating for 150, and the Hough Concert Hall, which is both beautiful and spacious, which seats 850.

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The Music Center

The state-of-the-art Music Center at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus seats 310 and is home to two Steinway concert grand pianos and a Heissler pipe organ.

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