Music Program Upgraded at University of North Florida

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 11:30:25-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of North Florida has upgraded its music flagship program to the UNF School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences.

School of Music director and professor of trumpet Randall Tinnin tells The Florida Times-Union ( ) the recent change in status marks "the culmination of years of work" creating a comprehensive program.

The department of music was awarded flagship status in 2011, allowing it to receive move financial resources. Master's programs in jazz studies, conducting and classical performance, along with a bachelor's program in music technology and production followed.

A goal is to have increased financial support of the program.

The program shown growth, with a 33 percent enrollment increase from spring 2014 when 176 music students were enrolled to last fall with 235 music students.