AUGUST 29, 2016 (Atlanta, GA) – The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta (MYSO) is a community-based youth orchestra dedicated to furthering the music education of its students. The primary goal of MYSO is to instill in its students a love for music that will stay with them forever.
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 »
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 »
Carroll Freeman has directed over 170 productions and was named the Classical Singer Magazine’s 2010 Stage Director of the Year. He is also the Valerie Adams Distinguished Professor in Opera Studies at Georgia State University School of Music. A veteran of New York City Opera and Houston Grand Opera, he has performed with the… more »
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 »
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 »
A Day in Life of an Interdisciplinary Music Researcher
I study musical improvisation, an example of a creative behavior that unfolds in real time guided by constraints. In tonal music, those constraints typically include the tune, related chord progression, style, and rhythmic feel. More broadly, it could be argued that humans improvise all the time.… more »
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 »
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 »