3440 Music

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor of Music
    • Concentration in Composition
    • Concentration in Jazz Studies
      • Emphasis in Piano
      • Emphasis in Instrumental
    • Concentration in Music Education
      • Emphasis in Choral/General
      • Emphasis in Instrumental
    • Concentration in Music Technology (Recording)
    • Concentration in Performance
      • Emphasis in Piano
      • Emphasis in Orchestral Instrument or Guitar
      • Emphasis in Organ
      • Emphasis in Voice
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Management
  • Dual B.Mu./M.Mu. Program

School of Music
Haas-Howell Building, Room 520
404/413-5900
Email: music@gsu.edu
music.gsu.edu

Wade Weast, Director and Associate Dean for Fine Arts
Robert J. Ambrose, Associate Director and Undergraduate Director

The mission of the School of Music is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, and innovative academic program that is consistent with the urban context and mission of Georgia State University and that serves the pursuit of artistic, professional, and scholarly excellence through experiences of lasting value for all stakeholders.

The School of Music meets this mission by providing all university students with courses designed to help them understand and enjoy music, and by offering Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees that prepare students for careers in music or further study at the graduate level. The undergraduate degrees in music include specializations in performance, music education, music composition, jazz studies, music technology (recording), and music management. In addition to courses and degree programs, the School of Music offers concerts, recitals, lectures, and workshops that are open to all students and the community.

The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. It participates in the Honors College and offers Honors courses in music. The School of Music also offers scholarships that are awarded to students based on their musical merit and academic achievement.

The School of Music is located in the historic Fairlie-Poplar District in downtown Atlanta. Four buildings comprise the Music Complex: the Haas-Howell Building at 75 Poplar Street; the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts at 80 Forsyth Street; the Standard Building at 92 Luckie Street; and the Aderhold Learning Center at 60 Luckie Street, which houses instrumental and choral rehearsal halls. Some classes are held in the Arts and Humanities Building at 10 Peachtree Center Avenue. Chamber music, faculty, and student recitals are presented in the Kopleff Recital Hall in the Art and Humanities Building. Large ensembles perform throughout the academic year in the Rialto Theater, a 850-seat, state-of-the-art performance venue. The administrative offices are on the fifth floor of the Haas-Howell Building.

Program Admission

Applicants to the School of Music must meet the entrance requirements of both the School of Music and those of Georgia State University. Please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions section of this catalog for information concerning admission requirements to the university.

Individuals who wish to apply for admission to the School of Music should complete the School of Music application www.music.gsu.edu/forms/application.aspx. An audition is required for admission to all programs, including the Bachelor of Science program in music management.

Admission to the School of Music is based on (1) the level of performance skill demonstrated in the audition, (2) the availability of openings in the various performing areas.

Students who have been absent from the School of Music for twelve consecutive months must re-audition for reentry.

Audition Requirements

The audition requirements are determined by the applicant’s instrument and are not tied to the program of study. These requirements  can be found on the School of Music website at www.music.gsu.edu/undergradauditionrequirements.aspx

Program Financial Information

All applicants to the School of Music are automatically considered for talent-based scholarships. Program fees include locker, laboratory, and recital expenses associated with certain programs, classes, and degree requirements. Every student registering for an Applied Music course will be charged an Applied Music fee. For each 1000 or 6000-level Applied Music course, a $75.00 fee will be charged. For all other Applied Music courses, a $150.00 fee will be charged.

Program Academic Regulations

Undergraduate music degrees (B.Mu. and B.S.) require students to take general education courses in the sciences and humanities, courses in musical foundations, and courses in a concentration of their choice. Foundation courses include music performance, piano, music theory, and music history/literature. In addition to foundation courses, students must complete courses in a concentration. Available concentrations for the B.Mu. degree are: performance, composition, music technology (recording), music education, and jazz studies. The music management curriculum leads to a B.S. degree. Some concentrations have specializations that are detailed below.

Advisement

After successful audition, entering students should meet with the Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator of the School of Music to receive initial advisement. The student will then be assigned to a faculty advisor. Students should meet with their faculty advisor every semester. Students seeking to change their concentration should see the Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator of the School of Music.

Explanation of Applied Music Levels

Applied music consists of individual or small-group performance instruction in a student’s principal performing medium. All music majors must study applied music as part of their degree programs.

  • 1000 level: Introductory. May be used by students who are admitted to the School of Music but who wish to study in a secondary area. With permission, introductory level courses may also be used by music minors or approved non-majors. 1000 level applied music classes are not applicable to degree requirements in a student’s principal performing medium. Authorization is required. One credit hour per semester; one half-hour lesson each week:
  • 1001/1002 level: Freshman level. One credit hour per semester; one hour lesson per week.
  • 2001/2002 level: Sophomore level. One or two credit hours per semester; one hour lesson per week.
  • 3001/3002 level: Junior level. One to three credit hours per semester; one hour lesson per week.
  • 4001/4002 level: Senior level. One to three credit hours per semester; one hour lesson per week.

Musical Ensembles

Musical ensembles (choral groups, jazz ensembles, orchestra, and wind ensembles) are open to all Georgia State University students by audition. Non-music majors should contact the School of Music or the appropriate ensemble director for information on scheduling a pool audition.

Every student who is registered for applied music is required to enroll concurrently in a conducted ensemble. A music student may be required to perform in more than one ensemble. Factors considered in making assignments will include the specific needs and abilities of the student and the requirements of the various ensembles.

All music majors (with the exception of music education) are required to complete a minimum of eight credit hours of ensemble. Only one credit hour of ensemble per semester may be applied to the total. Assignments to specific ensembles are made each fall semester through “pool” auditions. Students are required to perform in those ensembles to which they are assigned. Students in the jazz studies concentration may count four credit hours of jazz band toward the eight required credit hours of large ensemble.

The Applied Cluster

Music students who register for applied music must also register for both chamber music/performance laboratory and a large ensemble. These activities are collectively known as the Applied Cluster. Students may be required to participate in studio classes, labs, and/or master classes as required by applied instructors.

Concert Attendance (Mus 1101 through Mus 1106)

Music majors must successfully complete six semesters of concert attendance (MUS 1101 through MUS 1106). MUS 1101 through MUS 1106 is a zero credit hour course. Credit may be granted to transfer students for documented concert attendance requirements at prior institutions.

Program Degree Requirements

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements.

Admission to a Concentration

Music students must pass a qualifying examination for entrance to their concentration during their fourth semester of applied study. Information about qualifying examinations is available from the School of Music office.

Music education faculty evaluate each music education student prior to student teaching in order to determine their qualifications.

These qualifications are (1) an overall GPA of 2.5 or above, (2) a GPA of at least 2.5 in all music courses, (3) grades of C or higher in all of the courses in the concentration, and (4) grades of B or higher in all music education methods courses. Music education students must also demonstrate teaching competence as determined by the music education faculty and must demonstrate a record of professional attributes and personal behaviors suitable for placement in a school with children.

Application for Entry to Teacher Education

Music education majors must file a formal application for entry into teacher education using the form available on the College of Education and Human Development’s website or supplied by the music education faculty. Students must apply for entry into teacher education concurrent with their applications for practicum/internship (MUS 4260 or 4310). This normally occurs upon completion of 60 hours of course work, including courses required in Areas A through D and EDUC 2110. Students must have passed the GACE I (a test of basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills) and Regents’ exams.

To apply, Students must have:

  • earned a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA,
  • earned a 2.5 GPA in all music courses,
  • earned grades of C or higher in all of the courses in the concentration,
  • earned grades of B or higher in all music education methods courses,
  • passed [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] or been exempted from the GACE Program Admission Assessment. When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment; and
  • completed the Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment; though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)

The state of Georgia requires such candidates to take various GACE and Educator Ethics assessments as part of the educator certification process. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and are delivered by the Education Testing Service (ETS). You will take these tests at different times.

Program Admission and Content Assessments: Program Admission Assessment [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] is an admission requirement (unless candidate meets qualifications for exemption – scroll down to “Options to Satisfy the Program Admission Assessment Requirement”). When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Content Assessment (different content assessments for each program) tests your content knowledge and is taken after enrollment and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment: Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment is an admission requirement. Completion of this assessment is required for admission, though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

edTPA: edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: “Is a new teacher ready for the job?” edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate’s authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate’s ability to effectively teach his/her subject matter to all students.

 edTPA is a program completion and teacher certification requirement. Students may graduate from the BIS program while continuing to complete teacher certification requirements for edTPA.

Double-Numbered Courses

Students may only receive credit for one level of a double-numbered course, with the exception of courses for which they are required to register in more than one semester.

B.Mu. in Music

Area C: 

  • Recommended course: It is recommended that Bachelor of Music students complete three hours of Fine Arts with a  lower-division music appreciation courses.

Area F: Courses Related to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (8):
  2. MUS 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (4) (4 semesters, 1 credit each)*
    • MUS 1060/MUS 3060 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061/MUS 3061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1070/MUS 3070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080/MUS 3080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1652 Perimeter College Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1654 Perimeter College Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1656 DeKalb Symphony Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1754 Perimeter College Jazz Lab Band (1)
    • MUS 1756 Perimeter College Jazz Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1758X Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * The concentration descriptions include the 18 hours used in Area F as indicated above. Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool audition at the beginning of every Fall and Spring semester.
  3. Applied Lessons (four semesters); Select one of the following combinations (6):
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music (1), APXX 1002 Applied Music (1), APXX 2001 Applied Music (1), APXX 2002 Applied Music (1); and MUS 1710 (1), MUS 1720 (1), MUS 2710 (1), or MUS 2720 (1) Group Instruction in Piano (two semesters) or
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music (1), APXX 1002 Applied Music (1), APXX 2001 Applied Music (2), and APXX 2002 Applied Music (2)
  4. Concert Attendance (four semesters) (0): MUS 1101, MUS 1102, MUS 1103, MUS 1104

Required Courses to fulfill Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) requirement 

For all concentrations except Music Education concentration (6):

  • MUS 4810 Music History from the Classical Period to the Present-CTW (3)
  • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)

For Music Education concentrations (9):

  • Choose two:
    • MUS 4810 Music History from the Classical Period to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
  • MUS 3310 Introduction to Music Education-CTW (listed in the concentration)

Composition Concentration

  1. Performance Requirements (23)
    • APxx 1001 Applied Music — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APxx 1002 Applied Music — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APxx 2001 Applied Music — Sophomore 1 (1)
    • APxx 2002 Applied Music — Sophomore 2 (1)
    • APxx 3001 Applied Music — Junior 1 (2)
    • APxx 3002 Applied Music — Junior 2 (2)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (6 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 30xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (44)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (3)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
  4. If necessary, select additional courses to complete a minimum of 120 hours from the following:

Jazz Studies Concentration, Emphasis in Piano

  1. Performance Requirements (34)
    • APPF 1001 Applied Classical Piano — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APPF 1002 Applied Classical Piano — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APPF 2001 Applied Classical Piano — Sophomore 1 (2)
    • APPF 2002 Applied Classical Piano — Sophomore 2 (2)
    • APJP 3001 Applied Jazz Piano — Junior 1 (2)
    • APJP 3002 Applied Jazz Piano — Junior 2 (2)
    • APJP 4001 Applied Jazz Piano — Senior 1 (2)
    • APJP 4002 Applied Jazz Piano — Senior 2 (2)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory or Jazz Combo (0) (2 semesters)
    • MUS 3160 Jazz Combos (.5) (6 semesters)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3090 Jazz Band (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • MUS 2780 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I (1)
    • MUS 2790 Beginning Jazz Improvisation II (1)
    • MUS 4790 Advanced Jazz Improvisation I (1)
    • MUS 4791 Advanced Jazz Improvisation II (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4360 Advanced Keyboard Skills (2)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (28)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (6)
    • MUA 3500 Jazz: Its Origins, Styles, and Influence (3)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
  4. Additional Course Requirements (3)
    • MUS 2010 The Music Business for Jazz Musicians (1)
    • MUS 4220 Jazz Ensemble Techniques (2)
  5. If necessary, select additional courses to complete a minimum of 120 hours from the following:

Jazz Studies Concentration, Emphasis in Instrumental

  1. Performance Requirements (38)
    • APxx 1001 Applied Music — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APxx 1002 Applied Music — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APxx 2001 Applied Music — Sophomore 1 (2)
    • APxx 2002 Applied Music — Sophomore 2 (2)
    • APxx 3001 Applied Music — Junior 1 (2)
    • APxx 3002 Applied Music — Junior 2 (2)
    • APxx 4001 Applied Music — Senior 1 (3)
    • APxx 4002 Applied Music — Senior 2 (3)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory or chamber music (0) (2 semesters)
    • MUS 3160 Jazz Combos (.5) (6 semesters)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3090 Jazz Band (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
    • MUS 2780 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I (1)
    • MUS 2790 Beginning Jazz Improvisation II (1)
    • MUS 4790 Advanced Jazz Improvisation I (1)
    • MUS 4791 Advanced Jazz Improvisation II (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
      Select one:

      • APxx 1000 Applied Music (1)
      • MUS 4750 Jazz Piano Class (1)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (28)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (6)
    • MUA 3500 Jazz: Its Origins, Styles, and Influence (3)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
  4. Additional Course Requirements (3)
    • MUS 2010 The Music Business for Jazz Musicians (1)
    • MUS 4220 Jazz Ensemble Techniques (2)
  5. If necessary, select additional courses to complete a minimum of 120 hours from the following:

Music Education Concentration, Emphasis in Choral/General

  1. Performance Requirements (22)*
    • APxx 1001 Applied Music — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APxx 1002 Applied Music — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APxx 2001 Applied Music — Sophomore 1 (1)
    • APxx 2002 Applied Music — Sophomore 2 (1)
    • APxx 3001 Applied Music — Junior 1 (1)
    • APxx 3002 Applied Music — Junior 2 (1)
    • APxx 4001 Applied Music — Senior 1 (1)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (7 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0) (optional)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 30xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (3 semesters)
      Note: MUS 3071 Collaborative Piano (1) may be substituted for one semester of large ensemble.
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4480 Choral Conducting (2)
    • Select one:
      • MUS 1730 or MUS 1740 Group Instruction in Voice I or II (2)
      • MUS 4440 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
      • APxx 1000 Applied Music (1) (2 semesters)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (21)
  3. Music Education Requirements (24). Students must earn a grade of B or higher in these courses.
    • MUS 3310 Introduction to Music Education-CTW (3)
    • MUS 3320 General Music in Early Childhood (3)
    • MUS 3330 General Music in Middle and Secondary Schools (3)
    • MUS 3340 Choral Music in the Schools (3)
    • MUS 4260 Practicum in Music Education (3)
    • MUS 4270 (TE) Student Teaching in Music (6)
    • MUS 4290 (TE) Senior Seminar in Music Education (3)
    • MUS 4650 (TE) Opening School Experience (0)
  4. Professional Education Requirements (12)
    • EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
    • EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts (3)
    • EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning & Teaching (3)
    • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)

Music Education Concentration, Emphasis in Instrumental

  1. Performance Requirements (20)
    • APxx 1001 Applied Music — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APxx 1002 Applied Music — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APxx 2001 Applied Music — Sophomore 1 (1)
    • APxx 2002 Applied Music — Sophomore 2 (1)
    • APxx 3001 Applied Music — Junior 1 (1)
    • APxx 3000 Applied Music — Junior 2 (1)
    • APxx 4000 Applied Music — Senior 1 (1)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (7 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0) (optional)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 30xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (3 semesters)
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4490 Instrumental Conducting (2)
  2. Instrumental Techniques Requirements (4)
  3. Theory/Composition Requirements (21)
  4. Music Education Requirements (22). Students must earn a grade of B or higher in these courses.
    • MUS 3310 Introduction to Music Education-CTW (3)
    • MUS 3358 Teaching Beginning Strings (2)
    • MUS 3359 Teaching Beginning Winds and Percussion (2)
    • MUS 3360 Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Instrumental Music (3)
    • MUS 4260 Practicum in Music Education (3)
    • MUS 4270 (TE) Student Teaching in Music (6)
    • MUS 4290 (TE) Senior Seminar in Music Education (3)
    • MUS 4650 (TE) Opening School Experience (0)
  5. Professional Education Requirements (12)
    • EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
    • EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts (3)
    • EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning & Teaching (3)
    • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)

Music Technology Concentration (Sound Recording)

  1. Performance Requirements (21)
    • APxx 1001 Applied Music — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APxx 1002 Applied Music — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APxx 2001 Applied Music — Sophomore 1 (1)
    • APxx 2002 Applied Music — Sophomore 2 (1)
    • APxx 3001 Applied Music — Junior 1 (1)
    • APxx 3002 Applied Music — Junior 2 (1)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (6 semesters)
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 30xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (16)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (3)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
  4. Music Technology/Recording (33)
    • PHYS 2030K Physical Science: Physics of Music and Speech (3)
    • MTM 3010 Introduction to Music Industry (3)
    • MTM 3040 Practicum (2) (optional)
    • MTM 3080 Internship (6)
    • MTM 3110 Introduction to Audio Recording (4)
    • MTM 3120 Digital Audio Technology and Recording Techniques (4)
    • MTM 3130 Advanced Topics in Recording and Audio Production (4)
    • MTM 3230 Audio Post-Production (4)
    • MTM 4900 Music Technology Final Project (3)
  5. If necessary, select additional courses to complete a minimum of 120 hours from the following:

Performance Concentration, Emphasis in Piano

  1. Performance Requirements (34)
    • APPF 1001 Applied Classical Piano — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APPF 1002 Applied Classical Piano — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APPF 2001 Applied Classical Piano — Sophomore 1 (2)
    • APPF 2002 Applied Classical Piano — Sophomore 2 (2)
    • APPF 3001 Applied Classical Piano — Junior 1 (3)
    • APPF 3002 Applied Classical Piano — Junior 2 (3)
    • APPF 4001 Applied Classical Piano — Senior 1 (3)
    • APPF 4002 Applied Classical Piano — Senior 2 (3)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (8 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 30xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 4360 Advanced Keyboard Skills (2)
    • MUS 4530 Accompanying (1)
    • Select one:
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (25)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (6)
    • MUS 4610 Piano Literature (3)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
  4. MUS 4410 Piano Pedagogy I (3)

Performance Concentration, Emphasis in Orchestral Instruments or Guitar

  1. Performance Requirements (35)
    • APxx 1001 Applied Music — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APxx 1002 Applied Music — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APxx 2001 Applied Music — Sophomore 1 (2)
    • APxx 2002 Applied Music — Sophomore 2 (2)
    • APxx 3001 Applied Music — Junior 1 (3)
    • APxx 3002 Applied Music — Junior 2 (3)
    • APxx 4001 Applied Music — Senior 1 (3)
    • APxx 4002 Applied Music — Senior 2 (3)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory or chamber music (0-.5) (8 semesters)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 30xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • Select one:
  2. Instrumental Techniques (1)
    Select one of the following:

  3. Theory/Composition Requirements (25)
  4. Music History/Literature Requirements (6)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • Select one:

Performance Concentration, Emphasis in Voice

  1. Performance Requirements (40)
    • APVC 1001 Applied Voice — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APVC 1002 Applied Voice — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APVC 2001 Applied Voice — Sophomore 1 (2)
    • APVC 2002 Applied Voice — Sophomore 2 (2)
    • APVC 3001 Applied Voice — Junior 1 (3)
    • APVC 3002 Applied Voice — Junior 2 (3)
    • APVC 4001 Applied Voice — Senior 1 (3)
    • APVC 4002 Applied Voice — Senior 2 (3)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (8 semesters)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 30xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One (0)
    • MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two (0)
    • MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three (0)
    • MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four (0)
    • MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five (0)
    • MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six (0)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
    • MUS 4011 Singing in Italian and Latin (1)
    • MUS 4021 Singing in German (1)
    • MUS 4031 Singing in French (1)
    • MUS 4041 Singing in English (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 3100 Opera Workshop (1-3)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (21)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (6)
    • MUS 4620 Vocal Literature (3)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
  4. Foreign Language: Select two courses. (6)
  5. MUS 4440 Vocal Pedagogy (2)

B.S. In Music, Concentration in Music Management

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (10):
  2. MUS 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (4) (4 semesters, 1 credit each)*
    • MUS 1060/MUS 3060 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061/MUS 3061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1070/MUS 3070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080/MUS 3080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1652 Perimeter College Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1654 Perimeter College Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1656 DeKalb Symphony Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1754 Perimeter College Jazz Lab Band (1)
    • MUS 1756 Perimeter College Jazz Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1758X Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool audition placement at the beginning of every Fall and Spring semester
  3. Applied Lessons (four semesters); Select one of the following combinations (6):
    • APxx 1001 Applied Music — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APxx 1002 Applied Music — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APxx 2001 Applied Music — Sophomore 1 (1)
    • APxx 2002 Applied Music — Sophomore 2 (1)
  4. Concert Attendance (four semesters) (0): MUS 1101, MUS 1102, MUS 1103, MUS 1104

Required Courses to fulfill CTW requirement (6)

  • MUS 4810 Music History from the Classical Period to the Present-CTW (3)
  • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)

Area G: Major Courses (78)

This concentration description includes the 18 hours used in Area F as indicated above.

  1. Performance Requirements (15)
    • APxx 1001 Applied Music — Freshman 1 (1)
    • APxx 1002 Applied Music — Freshman 2 (1)
    • APxx 2001 Applied Music — Sophomore 1 (1)
    • APxx 2002 Applied Music — Sophomore 2 (1)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 10xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • Mus 30xx Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (18)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (3)
    • Select one:
      • MUA 3810 History of African-American Music (3)
      • MUA 3970 Rhythm ‘N’ Blues, Rock, and Rap (3)
  4. Music Management (24)
    • Required courses (16)
      • MTM 3010 Introduction to the Music Industry (3)
      • MTM 3030 Marketing and Branch Sales in the Music Industry (3)
      • MTM 3050 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (3)
      • MTM 3080 Internship (6)
      • MTM 4910 Music Management Senior Project (1)
    • Select eight credit hours:
  5. Business Requirements (12)
    • Required courses:
      • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3)
      • ECON 3050 Economics of Art, Entertainment, and Culture (3)
    • Select two:

* With permission, music management students may substitute two credits of Applied Music 1001/2001 with Mus 2710 and 2720, Mus 1730 and 1740, or Mus 1750 and 1760.

Minor in Music

The School of Music offers a minor in music with either an emphasis in general music studies or in music management. A background in music is helpful but not necessary.  The minor requires 18 semester hours of course work in music, 9 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. Required courses include music theory, music history, performance, and electives. Certain prerequisites may not count toward the requirements for the minor. Interested students should contact the School of Music at 404/413-5900 for further information. An advising appointment is required before students may accumulate credits toward the minor.

Dual B.Mu./M.Mu. Program

The school offers a dual Bachelor of Music and Master of Music program. The dual degree opportunity enables qualified students to enroll in graduate courses late in their undergraduate program and apply the coursework toward both the bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Students must be formally accepted into the dual degree program by the school and College of Arts and Sciences to be able to take graduate courses as an undergraduate. Additionally, acceptance into the dual program does not constitute admission to the master’s program. Students must fulfill regular graduate admissions requirements and apply for the master’s program following college processes.

Information about the dual program, including application instructions and program requirements, can be found at cas.gsu.edu/dual-degrees/.

Graduation with Distinction in the Major

This unit offers undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn the designation of graduation with distinction in the major. Please contact the undergraduate director for the specific criteria for this honor.