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10400 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
5th floor Haas-Howell Building
404-413-5900

music.gsu.edu
Email: music@gsu.edu

Nick Demos, Director
Robert J. Ambrose, Associate Director for Student Recruitment
Richard Clement, Undergraduate Director

The mission of the Georgia State University School of Music is to preserve, promote, and advance humanity’s rich and expanding tradition of artistic music-making through performance, composition, education, and research in accordance with the urban and global initiatives of the University.

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 91 Fairlie 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.

Prospective students applying for any Bachelor of Music degree program in any concentration (Performance, Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Education, or Music Technology) must perform a live audition before beginning first-year coursework in music. Audition requirements are explained below.

Prospective students applying for the Bachelor of Science degree program in Music Management have two options for admissions consideration:

Option 1:

  • You may give a live audition as an instrumental performer or vocalist (see below)

Option 2:

  • You may submit a digital portfolio as described below.

Equal consideration will be given to either option; students need only complete one of these admissions processes.

Admission to the School of Music is based on (1) the level of musical 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 for Prospective B.Mu. and B.S. Students

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 music.gsu.edu/undergraduate/audition-information/

Digital Portfolio for Prospective B.S. Students Only

The Georgia State University School of Music recognizes that many musicians today have career aspirations beyond performance, including music management, promotion, arts administration and similar fields. Nevertheless, as a NASM-accredited institution, the School of Music requires every music major to engage in active music making at some level. For those students who engage in musical activities outside the traditional genres of classical vocal, classical instrumental, contemporary classical music composition or jazz idioms, the School of Music is interested in learning how you engage in the musical arts. The digital portfolio provides a way for students to demonstrate their musical fluency outside traditional genres.

The successful portfolio will clearly demonstrate facility in non-traditional music making areas including (but not limited to) popular musical performance (such as pop/rap/rock band performance), music production, D.J. mixing, management and marketing. Evaluators will base decision on the depth and merit of the written and video submissions, and overall musical quality and recording quality of the submitted optional electronic selections.

The digital portfolio should contain the following:

  1. A resume detailing your educational, musical, and/or professional background.
  2. A Statement of Purpose (approx. 1- 2 pages) that communicates your plans and goals related to the pursuit of this degree program.   Why do you wish to pursue the BS in Music Management at GSU, and how will you contribute to the musical life of the School of Music?
  3. Two video recordings:
    1. The first video (approx. 3 minutes in length) should be an introduction describing your background, musical interests and professional aspirations in the music industry.
    2. The second video (approx. 3 minutes in length) should address the following question: Describe someone that you admire currently in the music industry. What skills and characteristics does this person possess that makes them unique?
  4. You also have the option of submitting the following supporting materials with your digital portfolio:
    1. Musical recordings – vocal or instrumental mixes (maximum of 2)
    2. Videos of live performances – artists, DJs, musicians (maximum of 2)
    3. Marketing/Management materials for a current or recent music release – may include budgets, contracts, streaming analytics, press highlights, tour routing, etc. (maximum of 3 documents)

Current Georgia State students must also submit the digital portfolio in order to be considered for admittance into the major. Current students must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

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-level Applied Music course, a $200.00 fee will be charged. For all other Applied Music courses, a $350.00 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.

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. Factors considered in making assignments will include the specific needs and abilities of the student and the requirements of the various ensembles.

All Bachelor of Music students (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.

Program Degree Requirements

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of the Arts Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements, sections 10030.20 and 1400 of this catalog.

Admission to a Concentration

Music students must pass a qualifying examination specific to their concentration during their fourth semester of study. The rising junior jury determines whether the student has made adequate progress to qualify for entry to the 3000-level of applied music study. Students intending to enter the Recording and Technology Concentration or the composition Concentration should contact faculty in those areas about the application and interview process for admission to upper-level (junior and senior) coursework in those areas. Further information about qualifying examinations is available from the School of Music Office

Teacher Education Requirements for Music Education Majors

Music Education faculty evaluate each Music Education student prior to enrollment in upper level methods courses in order to determine their qualifications. These qualifications include 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) a grade of B or higher in MUS 3310 Introduction to Music Education. 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 Music Education/Teacher Education occurs at the end of MUS 3310 Introduction to Music Education using the form supplied by the Music Education faculty. Some of the requirements include completion of 60 credit hours of coursework, including courses required in Areas A and D, and EDUC 2110. Students are also required to have passed or been exempted from the GACE Program Admission Exams (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators, standardized test of basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills), and the Georgia Educators Ethics Assessment. Other exams, including the GACE content exams in music and the edTPA will be completed during the final semester of enrollment at GSU.

See complete requirements for entry to Teacher Education in the Georgia State University College of Education and Human Development section of the catalog 1600.

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

Note: All B.Mu. students must take a mixture of courses from Area F and Area G during all 8 semesters of undergraduate study. First-year and second-year students must enroll in required MUS coursework to avoid a delayed graduation date.

B.Mu. courses to fulfill Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) requirement 

All B.Mu. students take at least one of the following, as prescribed in concentration Area G requirements.

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

Area C:

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

Composition Concentration

Area F: Courses Related to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (8)
  2. MUS 10XX Appropriate large ensemble (4 semesters, 1 credit each) (4)*
    • MUS 1060 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Group Piano (2)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
  4. Applied Lessons (four semesters)(4):
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 1002 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2002 Applied Music (1)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Performance Requirements (8-11)
    • APXX 3001 Applied Music — Junior I (1)
    • APXX 3002 Applied Music — Junior II (1)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory or Chamber Music (0/.5) (6 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (32)
    • APCP 3001 Applied Composition — Junior I (1)
    • APCP 3002 Applied Composition — Junior II (1)
    • APCP 4001 Applied Composition –Senior I (1)
    • APCP 4002 Applied Composition — Senior II (1)
    • MUS 2440 Theory III (3)
    • MUS 2450 Theory IV (3)
    • MUS 2540 Aural Skills III (1)
    • MUS 2550 Aural Skills IV (1)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II/Composition (0)
    • MUS 4110 Instrumentation and Orchestration (3)
    • MUS 4210 Composition Seminar (4 semesters) (8)
    • MUS 4450 Advanced Tonal Analysis (3)
    • MUS 4460 Analysis of Post-Tonal Music (3)
    • MUS 4500 Historical Counterpoint (3)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (9)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from Classical to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
  4.  Choose (6) credit hours from the following:
  5. Electives (2-5) to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

Jazz Studies Concentration, Emphasis in Piano

Area F: Courses Related to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (8)
  2.  MUS 10XX Appropriate large ensemble (4 semesters, 1 credit each) (4)*
    • MUS 1060 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
    • * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3.  Group Piano (2)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
  4.  Applied Lessons (four semesters)(4):
    • APJP 1001 Applied Music (1)
    • APJP 1002 Applied Music (1)
    • APJP 2001 Applied Music (1)
    • APJP 2002 Applied Music (1)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Performance Requirements (21-22)
    • APJP 3001 Applied Jazz Piano — Junior I (2)
    • APJP 3002 Applied Jazz Piano — Junior II (2)
    • APJP 4001 Applied Jazz Piano — Senior I (2)
    • APJP 4002 Applied Jazz Piano — Senior II (2)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory or MUS 3160 Jazz Combo (0/.5) (2 semesters)
    • MUS 3160 Jazz Combos (.5) (6 semesters)
    • MUS 3090 Jazz Band (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (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 4360 Advanced Keyboard Skills (2)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (15)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (11)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from Classical to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4850 Jazz Styles (2)
  4. Additional Course Requirements (3)
    • MUS 2010 The Music Business for Jazz Musicians (1)
    • MUS 4220 Jazz Ensemble Techniques (2)
  5. Choose (3) credit hours from the following:
    • MUA 3500 Jazz: Its Origins, Styles, and Influences (3)
    • MUS 4110 Instrumentation and Orchestration (3)
    • MUS 4730 Computer Applications in Music (2)
    • MUS 4770 Advanced Aural Skills I (1)
    • MTM 3010 Introduction to Music Industry (3)
  6. Electives (6-7) credit hours to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

Jazz Studies Concentration, Emphasis in Instrumental

Area F: Courses Related to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (8)
  2. MUS 10XX Appropriate large ensemble (4 semesters, 1 credit each) (4)*
    • MUS 1060 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Applied Lessons (four semesters) (6):
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 1002 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2001 Applied Music (2)
    • APXX 2002 Applied Music (2)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Performance Requirements (24-25)
    • APXX 3001 Applied Music — Junior I (2)
    • APXX 3002 Applied Music — Junior II (2)
    • APXX 4001 Applied Music — Senior I (2)
    • APXX 4002 Applied Music –Senior II (2)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory or Jazz Combo (0/.5) (2 semesters)
    • MUS 3160 Jazz Combos (.5) (6 semesters)
    • MUS 3090 Jazz Band (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (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 4750 Jazz Piano Class (1)
    • MUS 4790 Advanced Jazz Improvisation I (1)
    • MUS 4791 Advanced Jazz Improvisation II (1)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (14)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (9)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from Classical to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
  4. Additional Course Requirements (3)
    • MUS 2010 The Music Business for Jazz Musicians (1)
    • MUS 4220 Jazz Ensemble Techniques (2)
  5. Choose (3) credit hours from the following:
    • MUA 3500 Jazz: Its Origins, Styles, and Influences (3)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4110 Instrumentation and Orchestration (3)
    • MUS 4450 Advanced Tonal Analysis (3)
    • MUS 4460 Analysis of Post-Tonal Music (3)
    • MUS 4730 Computer Applications in Music (2)
    • MUS 4770 Advanced Aural Skills I (1)
    • MTM 3010 Introduction to Music Industry (3)
  6. Electives (6-7) to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

Music Education Concentration, Emphasis in Choral/General

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 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Group Piano (2)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
  4. Applied Lessons (four semesters) (4):
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 1002 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2002 Applied Music (1)

Area G: Major Courses (67)

  1. Performance Requirements (14)*
    • APXX 3001 Applied Music — Junior I (1)
    • APXX 3002 Applied Music — Junior II (1)
    • APXX 4001 Applied Music — Senior I (1)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (7 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0) (optional)
    •  MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (1) (3 semesters)
      • *Note: MUS 3071 Collaborative Piano (1) may be substituted for one semester of large ensemble.
    • 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 (2 semesters) (2)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (8)
  3. Music History & Literature Requirement (6)
  4. Music Education Requirements (24). Students must earn a grade of B or higher in these courses.
    • MUS 3310 Introduction to Music Education (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)
  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)
  6. Choose (3) credit hours to complete a minimum of 127 hours from the following:
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
    • MUS 2780 Beginning Jazz Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 4110 Instrumentation and Orchestration (3)
    • MUS 4140 Arranging for Chorus (1)
    • MUS 4450 Advanced Tonal Analysis (3)
    • MUS 4460 Analysis of Post-Tonal Music (3)
    • MUS 4730 Computer Applications in Music (2)
    • MUS 4810 Music History Classical to Present-CTW (3)

Music Education Concentration, Emphasis in Instrumental

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 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Group Piano (2)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
  4. Applied Lessons (four semesters) (4):
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 1002 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2002 Applied Music (1)

Area G: Major Courses (67)

  1. Performance Requirements (12)*
    • APXX 3001 Applied Music — Junior I (1)
    • APXX 3002 Applied Music — Junior II (1)
    • APXX 4001 Applied Music — Senior I (1)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (7 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0) (optional)
    • MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (3 semesters) (3)
    • 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 (8)
  4. Music History & Literature Requirement (6)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from the Classical Period to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
  5. Music Education Requirements (22). Students must earn a grade of B or higher in these courses.
    • MUS 3310 Introduction to Music Education (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)
  6. 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)
  7. Choose (3) credit hours from the following to complete a minimum of 127 hours.:
    • MUS 2780 Beginning Jazz Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 4110 Instrumentation and Orchestration (3)
    • MUS 4140 Arranging for Chorus (1)
    • MUS 4450 Advanced Tonal Analysis (3)
    • MUS 4460 Analysis of Post-Tonal Music (3)
    • MUS 4730 Computer Applications in Music (2)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)

Music Technology Concentration (Sound Recording)

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 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Group Piano (2)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
  4. Applied Lessons (four semesters) (4):
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 1002 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2002 Applied Music (1)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Performance Requirements (6-8)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory or Chamber Music (0/.5) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (8)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (9)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from Classical to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
  4. Music Technology/Recording (31-33)
    • 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. Choose (3) credit hours from the following:
  6. Electives (0-3) to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

Performance Concentration, Emphasis in Piano

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 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Applied Lessons (four semesters) (6):
    • APPF 1001 Applied Classical Piano — Freshman I (1)
    • APPF 1002 Applied Classical Piano — Freshman II (1)
    • APPF 2001 Applied Classical Piano — Sophomore I (2)
    • APPF 2002 Applied Classical Piano — Sophomore II (2)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Performance Requirements (21)*
    • APPF 3001 Applied Classical Piano — Junior I (3)
    • APPF 3002 Applied Classical Piano — Junior II (3)
    • APPF 4001 Applied Classical Piano — Senior I (3)
    • APPF 4002 Applied Classical Piano — Senior II (3)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (8 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (1) (4 semesters)
      • *Note: MUS 3071 Collaborative Piano (1) may be substituted for one semester of large ensemble.
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4360 Advanced Keyboard Skills (2)
    • MUS 4530 Accompanying (1)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (11)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (12)
    • MUS 4610 Piano Literature (3)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from Classical to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
  4. MUS 4410 Piano Pedagogy I (3)
  5. Choose (6) credit hours from the following:
    • MUS 2780 Beginning Jazz Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 4110 Instrumentation and Orchestration (3)
    • MUS 4140 Arranging for Chorus (1)
    • MUS 4450 Advanced Tonal Analysis (3) [if not taken in category 2 above]
    • MUS 4460Analysis of Post-Tonal Music (3) [if not taken in category 2 above]
    • MUS 4480 Choral Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4490 Instrumental Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4500 Historical Counterpoint (3) [if not taken in category 2 above]
    • MUS 4730 computer Application n Music (2)
    • MUS 4770 Advanced Aural Skills (1)
    • MUS 4940 Orchestral Literature I (3)
    • MUS 4941 Orchestral Literature II (3)
    • MTM 3010 Introduction to the Music Industry (3)
  6. Electives (7) to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

Performance Concentration, Emphasis in Orchestral Instruments or Guitar

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 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Applied Lessons (four semesters) (6):
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 1002 Applied Music (1)
    • APXX 2001 Applied Music (2)
    • APXX 2002 Applied Music (2)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Performance Requirements (22-26)
    • APXX 3001 Applied Music (3)
    • APXX 3002 Applied Music (3)
    • APXX 4001 Applied Music (3)
    • APXX 4002 Applied Music (3)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (8 semesters)
    • MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (4 semesters) (4)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (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)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (11)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (12)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from Classical to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
    • Select one:
  4. Choose (6) credit hours from the following to complete a minimum of 120 hours:
    • APXX 1000 (up to 3 credits)
    • MUS 2780 Beginning Jazz Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation (1)
    • MUS 3230 Brass Techniques (1)
    • MUS 3240 String Techniques (1)
    • MUS 3250 Woodwind Techniques (1)
    • MUS 3260 Percussion Techniques (1)
    • MUS 4110 Instrumentation and Orchestration (3)
    • MUS 4140 Arranging for Chorus (1)
    • MUS 4210 Composition Seminar (2)
    • MUS 4450 Advanced Tonal Analysis (3) [if not taken in category 2 above]
    • MUS 4460Analysis of Post-Tonal Music (3) [if not taken in category 2 above]
    • MUS 4480 Choral Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4490 Instrumental Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4500 Historical Counterpoint (3) [if not taken in category 2 above]
    • MUS 4730 computer Application n Music (2)
    • MUS 4770 Advanced Aural Skills (1)
    • MUS 4940 Orchestral Literature I (3)
    • MUS 4941 Orchestral Literature II (3)
    • MTM 3010 Introduction to the Music Industry (3)
  5. Electives (5-9) to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

Performance Concentration, Emphasis in Organ

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 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles (1)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Applied Lessons (four semesters) (6):
    • APPF 1001 Applied Music (1)
    • APPF 1002 Applied Music (1)
    • APPF 2001 Applied Music (2)
    • APPF 2002 Applied Music (2)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Performance Requirements (18)
    • APPF 3001 Applied Music (3)
    • APPF 3002 Applied Music (3)
    • APPF 4001 Applied Music (3)
    • APPF 4002 Applied Music (3)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (8 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (Service Playing) (4 semesters) (4)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (11)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (9)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from Classical to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4875 Church Music History (3)
  4. MUS 4410 Piano Pedagogy (3)
  5. Organ Performance Requirements (8):
  6. Electives (11) to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

Performance Concentration, Emphasis in Voice

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  Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Group Piano (2)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I (1)
    • MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
  4. Applied Lessons (four semesters)(4):
    • APVC 1001 Applied Voice–Freshman I (1)
    • APVC 1002 Applied Voice–Freshman II (1)
    • APVC 2001 Applied Voice–Sophomore I (1)
    • APVC 2002 Applied Voice–Sophomore II (1)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Performance Requirements (25)
    • APVC 3001 Applied Voice–Junior I (2)
    • APVC 3002 Applied Voice–Junior II (2)
    • APVC 4001 Applied Voice–Senior I (2)
    • APVC 4002 Applied Voice–Senior II (2)
    • MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory (0) (8 semesters)
    • MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (4) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3000 Recital I (0)
    • MUS 4000 Recital II (0)
    • MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III (1)
    • MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV (1)
    • MUS 2490 Basic Conducting (2)
    • MUS 4011 Singing in English, Italian, and Latin (1)
    • MUS 4021 Singing in German (1)
    • MUS 4031 Singing in French (1)
    • MUS 3100 Opera Workshop (4) (4 semesters)
    • MUS 3105 Acting for Singers (2)
  2. Theory/Composition Requirements (8)
  3. Music History/Literature Requirements (12)
    • MUS 4620 Vocal Literature (3)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • MUS 4810 Music History from Classical to the Present-CTW (3)
    • MUS 4820 World Music-CTW (3)
  4. Foreign Language: (9)
    • FREN 1001 Elementary French I (3)
    • GRMN 1001 Elementary German I (3)
    • select 3 credits of foreign language studies (e.g., FREN 1002 or GRMN 1002 or a third language at the 1001 level, in consultation with the studio instructor)
      • MUS 4440 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
      • Electives (4) to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

B.S. In Music, Concentration in Music Management

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

Students in the B.S. program are advised to take a combination of courses from Area F and Area G during their first and second years of study.

  1. Required Courses (10): Course options are dependent upon the results of Theory Placement
  2. MUS 10XX Appropriate large ensemble (4 semesters)* (4)
    • MUS 1090 Jazz Band (1)
    • MUS 1060 Wind Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 1062 Concert Band (1)
    • MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1070 Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 1080 Men’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1080A University Singers (1)
    • MUS 1081 Choral Union (1)
    • MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus (1)
    • MUS 1083 Master Singers (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)
      * Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool audition at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  3. Select two of the following options (4):
    • APXX 1001 Applied Music — Freshman I (1) and APXX 1002 Applied Music-Freshman II (1)
    • MUS 30XX Appropriate large ensemble (2 semesters) (2)
    • MUS 1710 Group Instruction n Piano I (1) and MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II (1)
    • MUA 1800 Introduction to Guitar (2)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

  1. Composition Requirement (2)
    • MUS 4730 Computer Applications in Music (2)
  2. Music History/Literature Requirements (3)
    • Select one:
      • MUA 3810 History of African-American Music (3)
      • MUA 3970 Rhythm ‘N’ Blues, Rock, and Rap (3)
      • MUA 3950 Popular and Folk Music of the world (3)
  3. Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) Requirement (3)
    • MTM 3440 Entrepreneurship Music Industry-CTW (3)
  4. Music Management (22-23)
    • Required courses (16)
      • MTM 3010 Introduction to the Music Industry (3)
      • MTM 3030 Music Marketing and Global Distribution (3)
      • MTM 3050 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (3)
      • MTM 3080 Internship (6)
      • MTM 4910 Music Management Senior Project (1)
    • Select (6-7) credit hours:
  5.  Business Requirements (15)
    • Required course
    •  Select (12) credit hours:
      • BCOM 3950 Business Communication and Professional Development (3)
      • BUSA 2106 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3)
      • BUSA 3000 Globalization and Business Practice (3)
      • BUSA 3090 Survey of Business Principles for Non-Business Students (3)
      • CIS 2010 Introduction to Computer-Based Information Systems (3)
      • CMIS 4000 New Ventures in Creative Media (3)
      • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
      • ECON 2105 Principles of Macro Economics (3)
      • ENI 3101 Entrepreneurial Thing for Startups (3)
      • MGS 3400 Managing People in Organizations (3)
      • MK 3010 Basic Marketing (3)
      • MK 4100 Buyer Behavior (3)
      • MK 4300 Advertising (3)
      • MK 4305 Social Media Marketing (3)
  6. Choose 14-15 credit hours to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

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 for further information.

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 the Arts 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 school and college processes.

Graduation with Distinction in the Major

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