Study Composition with a master of Blues, Jazz Fusion, and Classical Music

Dr. Longineu Parsons is a force of nature. He obtained his Bachelor of Music degree at FAMU and earned a Masters in Classical Trumpet at the University of Florida. He pursued a supplementary degree in Jazz Studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, studied composition at the doctoral level at Florida State University and received the PhD in Composition at the University of Florida.



Individualized Study

Composition students have the rare opportunity to study one on one with Dr. Longineu Parsons, a FAMU alum who played with Nat Adderley, Cab Calloway, Doc Severinsen, Herbie Mann, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Branford Marsalis and many more. He appeared in the national production of Satchmo. He was a featured soloist in the Great Performances special "Three Mo' Tenors." Dr. Parsons has active international career as a recording and performing artist, and is the father of professional musician Longineu W. Parsons III.


"Music is my religion."
Jimi Hendrix

Music in the Twenty First Century

Learn the importance of how music has evolved throughout the ages. Create music of the future today. Regardless of genre, here is where you will discover your own artistic vision.



Contact Info:

206 Foster-Tanner Music Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL  32307-4400
Phone: 850-599-3024
Fax: 850-561-2176