A separate application to the School of Music is also required. All students must submit any required pre-screening audition materials and must complete in person auditions to be accepted. These deadlines and audition dates can be found on the School of Music website, https://music.gsu.edu/
In addition to the general requirements of the College of the Arts, the School of Music has the following requirements:
- Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or concentration in music, or the equivalent.
- Admission to the concentration in jazz studies is based on examination of one or more of the following: original compositions, arrangements, scholarly papers, audition and professional experience. An audition is required. The applicant must have had prior experience in improvisation. At the audition the applicant must demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the styles of swing, bebop, funk and contemporary jazz.
- Applicants are required to take placement examinations in music history and music theory before registering for coursework. Those applicants whose examination scores reveal deficiencies will be required to take appropriate additional coursework, which will not be applied to the graduate degree.