Music at Broward College

The music program at Broward College is a world-class accredited institution for musical creativity, performance, and education. Outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, a stunning concert hall, and a music technology center have been a home for aspiring musicians for over fifty years.

  1. The program offers a full complement of music classes for the following:
    Associate in Arts degree (music): transferable to universities for degrees in Music Performance, Education, Composition, Therapy, or Production. Music courses are part of the 24-credit elective component and include four semesters each of lessons, Music Theory and Ear Training, secondary piano, and ensemble. An audition is required.
  2. Associate of Science in Music Technology: this innovative professional degree prepares graduates for immediate employment in a promising new field. No audition is required.
  3. Non-majors may enroll in Piano Classes, Guitar Classes, secondary lessons, or ensembles.

Full list of music classes:
Lecture and Ensemble Courses
Applied Music Lessons

More information:
Central Campus, building 4, room 130

Broward College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Broward College publishes its Mission and Vision statements in the College Catalog. The music program emphasizes similar aspirations with the mission to foster the art of music by providing a comprehensive program of study that adheres to the highest academic and artistic standards.
The music unit achieves academic and artistic excellence by:

  1. Offering an associate degree with a program of study in music.
  2. Enhancing the local work force by offering a degree in Music Technology.
  3. Preparing music students for transfer to upper-division institutions.
  4. Providing educational opportunities for non-music majors.
  5. Serving as the musical center of Broward County.
  6. Producing a world-class classical concert series.

New music majors must seek advising from the music program on Central Campus and set up an audition. They are expected to have some performing skill and will be placed in pre-principal (preparatory) or principal (college level) lessons, music theory and ensemble courses.
Students should prepare the following:

  1. two major or minor scales
  2. two selections in contrasting styles (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary).
Accompanist will not be provided. Memorization is optional.
For general education classes, schedule an advising appointment with the Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design (AHCD) Advisor through the myBC account.

Broward College is home to many performing groups with celebrated traditions. In addition to serving music majors, they also welcome non-majors and community volunteers. Broward Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and Choral Society are staples of local music scene, while chamber and jazz combo ensembles provide more individualized performance opportunities. Click here for more information and an audition request.

In addition to General Education courses, music faculty recommend a four-semester sequence of Music Theory, Ear Training, Ensemble, Secondary Piano and Applied Lesson classes, as well as a two-semester sequence of Music History. For further guidance, please visit the music office.

Associate in Arts program description and map

The Associate of Science degree consists of 64 credits of Music Technology, Music and General Education courses.

Details: Associate of Science program description and map.

Faculty Name

Faculty Status

Teaching area

Burbach, Brock

Full-time tenured

Voice, Music Theory, Ear Training, Chorus

Furman, Jason

Temp. full-time

Percussion, Jazz Band, Combo, Coaching

Kampiziones, Joanne

Full-time tenured

Music Appreciation (North Campus)

Rozman, Jure



Piano, Music Theory, Chamber Ensemble

Ulibarri, Fernando



Music Technology, Jazz Guitar

Abbott, Louis


Music Appreciation

Afonso, Ludwig


Jazz drums

Ayick, Paul


Trumpet, Jazz Combo, Appreciation

Bertolet, Jay


Tuba and Euphonium

Castillo, Luis


Music Theory, Ear Training, Music Tech

Caban, Ruben


Trombone, American Popular Music

Chen, Mei Ju


Piano, Clarinet

Corinthian, Randy


Jazz Combo, Appreciation

Dawson, Brett



Dunkley Jr., Waldron


Jazz Band, Appreciation

Eischen, Taylor


Appreciation, Music Tech

Garritson, Ashley



Fernandez, David



Hillberry, David


Recording Techniques

Huang, Tony



Jenkins, Neil


Symphonic Band

Kirchgessner, Terence


Symphony Orchestra, Bailey Hall manager

Kleiman, Carey


Clarinet, Business, Marketing, Apprec

Lan, Catherine


Ear Training, Piano

Tao Lin


Piano, Chamber Ensemble

Lippincott, Thomas


Jazz Guitar

Meeroff, Myrna


French Horn, Appreciation

Miska, Rene


Flute, Music History, Appreciation

Montero, Fabrizio


Intro to Midi, Jazz Guitar

Park-Adams, Jihong


Staff Accompanist, Piano

Pitasi, Dennis


Fundamentals, Appreciation

Romero, Francesca


Jazz piano

Restrepo, Mariana


Acoustics, Music Tech

Sarch, Yaron


Music Appreciation

Sherber, Robert


Double Bass, Bass Guitar

Vidović, Silvije


Piano class, Piano

Weiner, Sarah


Voice, Appreciation

Wheeler, Candace


Class Piano, Appreciation

Yaklich, Richard


Music Appreciation

Music scholarships are awarded for academic and musical excellence, as well as for participation in advanced ensembles. Candidates are recommended by full-time faculty.
We encourage all Broward College students to apply for Financial Aid. Recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be a resident degree-seeking student
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in every semester of the award
  • Must have completed FAFSA for the current school year
  • Must have completed the scholarship application

New Music Students
New music students may enroll as either non-majors or majors. Music majors must audition and enroll in a full schedule of classes. Major classes are offered on Central Campus only.

Music students must abide by the college’s academic standards of progress, as well as participate in instrumental juries, area forums and student recitals.

Practice Rooms
Students enrolled in applied lessons may use practice rooms by obtaining an access card from the music office. Most practice rooms have a piano, and one has a drum set.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Fri 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Library Materials
The University/College Library has a collection of music books, eBooks and periodicals. An extensive audio, video and music score collection Music Online by Alexander Street Press can be accessed from the library's website.

Vocal Studies Language Requirement
During their studies, voice students must take a course in French, German or Italian language.

Copyright Statement
Students must purchase original scores of works studied. Students, faculty & staff assume all costs arising from the use of patented, trademarked, franchised or copyrighted non-dramatic music, materials, devices, processes or intellectual properties used or incorporated in the event. Performers indemnify, defend and hold harmless Broward College from any claims or costs, including legal fees, which might arise from question of use of any such material described above. This policy shall be in force on all Broward College campuses or at Broward College sanctioned events performed off-campus.

Health Statement
Prolonged exposure to high-volume sound can be detrimental to aural health. Even though Broward College facilities comply with OSHA standards, individual student activity may exceed acceptable levels of noise. Hearing is musician’s greatest treasure- treat it well! Singing or playing any musical instrument can lead to musculoskeletal and neurological injuries, especially if used incorrectly. Please discuss any pain or fatigue with your applied instructor.
For additional information, please see any Broward College full-time music faculty. They will be able to advise about healthy musical practices or get you in touch with a medical professional.
For information about permissible noise exposure and other risks, please visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Student Concerns or Compliments
Please visit the Office of the Student Ombudsperson.

Have Questions? We Can help!

If you are looking to take music classes and have further questions, please contact us using the EMAIL US button or by calling 954-201-6843.