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Posted On February 15, 2017

A new video compilation that celebrates Georgia State University School of Music students’ success, creative passion, entrepreneurship and connections with local and international audiences.

Georgia State School of Music’s Passport to Success

Posted On August 22, 2016
Categories News, Uncategorized

New School of Music students were introduced to the Passport to Success! This interactive app was designed specifically to answer common questions new students have, “Who do I see? Where do I go? What resources are available to me?”

The Passport to Success provides students with an interactive way to familiarize themselves with campus. As… more »

Georgia State University to Create College of the Arts

Posted On August 15, 2016
Categories News

Dr. Wade Weast has been named the founding dean of Georgia State University’s College of the Arts, a new academic unit that will focus on education in arts and related media, promote creativity and respond to the changing needs of artists, on- and off-campus.

The college, which will open in July 2017, will… more »

Assistant Director: Dr. Marie Sumner Lott

Posted On June 29, 2016

Dr. Marie Sumner Lott joined the administrative executive staff at the School of Music as Assistant Director, effective July 1, 2016. In her former role, Dr. Sumner Lott was Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature .

Musicologist Marie Sumner Lott joined the faculty of Georgia State University in 2012; she teaches graduate and undergraduate… more »

Rising Jazz Star Christopher Otts

Posted On June 29, 2016

Christopher Otts, a master’s student in jazz studies, recently received the second annual BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a rising jazz star pursuing an advanced degree in jazz studies or performance.

“I have a lot of great mentors here at Georgia State. They’ve been extremely helpful in preparing… more »

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Deanna Joseph

Posted On July 17, 2015
Categories News, Uncategorized

Dr. Deanna Joseph, Georgia State University’s Director of Choral Activities, was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Arts and Sciences. The College has over 640 full-time faculty, and Dr. Joseph was the single winner.

Dr. Joseph’s award was announced at the April 21, 2015 College faculty meeting. Patrick K. Freer,… more »

The Rialto Jazz Orchestra Auditions

Posted On July 10, 2015
Categories News, Uncategorized

APPLICATIONS AND AUDITIONS Each student must complete the application and audition for combos and big band. Auditions will be held August 14, 15, and 16, 2015. Applications will be available in July. The processing fee for applications and auditions is $25 (non-refundable).

The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO) was formed by Dr. Gordon Vernick in… more »