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Tosh Sargeant

School of Music

Assistant Professor


PhD, Music Education, University of South Florida
Master of Arts in Music Composition, University College Cork
Bachelors of Music in Composition, Florida Southern College


Tosh Sargeant is an educator/songwriter/bassist from Lakeland, FL and the Director of the Commercial Music program at Southeastern University.

He received a bachelors of music in music composition from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL and a masters of arts in music composition from the University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Tosh also holds a PhD in music education with a concentration in music pedagogical techniques related to dignity, belonging, and justice from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. His dissertation "The Rochelle High School Music Program: An Oral History", examined racially segregated education in Lakeland, FL from the late 19th century through the 1970s.

He has provided music for modern dance, commercials, podcasts, and string orchestra and has written extensively for his own popular music ensembles: Fount and Mental Giant.