Share Your Passion!
Do you love performing? Do you want to take your music skills to a higher level? Whether you are looking to major in music or simply want to take part in a fulfilling elective, music classes at Daytona State can meet your needs! Our high-quality courses and experienced faculty can help you connect with students who share interests and goals. Our wide-ranging offerings include ensembles, music theory, music appreciation and applied music lessons. Become a part of the music scene at Daytona State!
The Concert Choir performs a wide variety of music styles in concerts including the medieval Yuletide Feast and collaborative projects with the college’s orchestra, symphonic band and theater departments. Shades of Blue, an auditioned a cappella vocal ensemble, performs extensively for college and community events. Listen to a recent Shades of Blue recording session.
Class and private voice lessons are offered by artist faculty who are active performers and highly effective instructors. Our strong connections with the DSC theater department allows for exciting collaborations in Broadway revues and musicals.
Launch your path with the Music program
Music courses at Daytona State can lead to a successful transfer to a four-year university music program. Important first- and second-year courses such as music theory, recital seminar, music appreciation, class piano, ensembles and applied instruction are all offered.
The first step is to contact one of our full-time music faculty, who will offer support as you sign up for classes:
Professor Peter Waidelich
Dr. Jean Hickman
Music Department Scholarship
Scholarship Audition Requirements
The Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment, and Art offers tuition scholarships for both vocalists and instrumentalists. The awards are offered to any student attending classes at Daytona State College who will participate in the many ensembles available. Students do not have to major in music to be eligible for scholarship consideration. Scholarships may be renewed on a semester-to-semester basis provided the student maintains a 2.5 GPA and is actively progressing towards a degree.
Vocalists are asked to prepare two contrasting songs which show off your voice. In addition, they should be prepared to vocalize and sight sing.
For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Jean Hickman.
Instrumentalists are asked to prepare two contrasting pieces or significant sections of pieces demonstrating both lyrical and technical playing. In addition, they should have the major scales and the chromatic scale, two octaves where possible, in All-State format prepared.
For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Peter Waidelich.