New Music New College


Through developing skills of basic musicianship and introducing students to a wide array of musical styles in the Western art music tradition, world music, and forays into social theory, as well as many opportunities to compose, the New College Music program educates students to listen, observe, interpret and create. Students concentrating in Music can elect to focus on historical, anthropological, critical, compositional, technological or theoretical approaches to music.

Diverse guest lectures, theater and dance performances, art exhibitions and musical events are regularly held on campus including a cutting-edge contemporary music series, New Music New College, in which Music students and non-Music students frequently collaborate.

Graduates from our program lead successful careers in a wide variety of fields, including teaching at all levels from K-12 through college, and many are active performing artists and composers. Two of our recent graduates also received Fulbright Scholarships for international travel and research. 

Brilliantly [U]nique. [U]niquely Brilliant.

As part of the State University System of Florida, New College of Florida is one of the few public liberal arts and sciences honors colleges in the United States. We’re known for our record number of Fulbright Scholars (more per capita than Harvard, Stanford or Yale) and for the high rate of our students going on to graduate school. We offer an individualized, thought-provoking and challenging academic experience. What does that mean? Hands-on research conducted side by side with your professors. Small, intimate classes. Detailed narrative evaluations from your professors. Independent study required to graduate. All in a stunning location right on the water in Sarasota, Florida.


Founded in the early 2000's, New Music New College is one of the premier collegiate experimental music programs in the country. In addition to concerts, guest artists meet with students to discuss their compositions and share insights about musicianship and performance.

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201