How do I register for classes?
You will register for classes using your PAWS account. Video instructions on how to register.
I received a registration error, what should I do?
If you’ve received a registration error and don’t know what it means, please review this registration error list.
The above list will explain what the error is and how it can be resolved.
If I don’t major in Music, can I still register for music classes?
Most courses with either the MUS or MTM prefix have a major restriction that only allows registration for those majoring in the School of Music. If you are a non-major who has completed the appropriate prerequisites, you can request an override to register for a course using the Non-Major Authorization Request Form below. Overrides are only granted at the discretion of the instructor and if space permits.
We encourage all students interested in making music to consider joining one of our large ensembles (more information can be found here: https://music.gsu.edu/ensembles/) or registering for an MUA course!
If a class is full, can I be added to the waitlist?
Yes, most of our courses have a waitlist function in which you can add yourself to the waitlist in the event a course is a capacity. Please review this link for more information regarding University Waitlists.
How do I receive an override so I can register for a course?
Overrides can only be granted with the permission of the instructor. You will need to contact the instructor directly and ask if that would be possible. If they agree, the instructor will ask the School of Music to apply the override and you will be notified when it is completed.
*Please note: An override does not mean you have been registered for the course. You will still need to register for the course as you would any other course once the override has been provided.
How do I remove a hold on my account?
There are many kinds of Holds and they are each managed by different areas of the University. If you’re unsure of what the hold is or who to contact, please review this list.
I’m a GSU-62 Student interested in taking music courses but am not interested in pursuing a degree. How can I register for courses?
All information regarding the GSU-62 program and the School of Music can be found on this page.
To change your concentration within the School, you will need to fill out the form linked below. Once it has completed the necessary approvals, you will receive an email with the completed document.
I am an undergraduate student. Who is my academic advisor?
You will be advised by a professional advisor. Refer to an advisor in the University Advisement Center.
New undergraduate students must schedule an advisement appointment prior to registering for classes. Students should schedule a minimum of one appointment with their advisor each semester.
I am a graduate student. Who is my academic advisor?
Justin Kalin – [email protected], is the current Graduate Advisor and is located in the 5th floor School of Music office in the Haas Howell building.
How can I track my degree progress?
You can review your degree progress using Degree Works. Degree Works is a web-based advising tool which enables students to monitor progress toward degree completion. Degree Works looks at the degree requirements of the Georgia State catalog as well as coursework and non-course milestones. It also displays transfer credits, waivers, exemptions, and academic standing.
Access instructions as well as instructional videos on how to use Degree Works.
Do all music majors have to take the Theory Placement Exam? What if I have transfer or AP credit?
Yes, all Music students will be required to take the Theory Placement exam, even if they have completed coursework in theory. This is to ensure students are prepared to enter the Georgia State theory courses positioned to succeed based on their current knowledge. Credits will be evaluated for degree applicability after the exam.
I am an undergraduate student and I have transfer credits from another institution. Can they be applied to my music degree at Georgia State?
If you have transfer credit that is not currently being used toward a degree requirement, but you feel it may be applicable, please complete the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Request Form below. These credits will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Director of the School of Music for degree applicability. If they’re deemed equivalent to any GSU School of Music courses, our office will request your academic evaluation be updated with use of those credits. Please remember, substitutions are not guaranteed as curriculum varies at every institution.
I am a graduate student and I have credits from another institution. Can they be applied to my music degree at Georgia State?
Up to 6 hours of transfer work may be applied to a master’s degree in the School of Music. Please contact either the Director of Graduate Studies or the Graduate Advisor in the School of Music for a request form that will need to be completed to review the potential transfer credit.
Here is a tutorial on how to Access Outlook Calendars for School of Music Spaces. School of Music spaces are limited to music majors and students enrolled in music courses/ensembles. To reserve School of Music classrooms, meeting rooms, and chamber rooms, click the button below.
Only School of Music Faculty and Staff may request keys or additional swipe access for students. Please speak to your professor about submitting a request.
School of Music lockers are available to music majors. Locker size will be determined by the instruments that may be stored in them. To request a locker, please complete a locker request form. The production office will follow up with further instructions.
The cost for a locker is $20, which includes both Fall and Spring Semesters.
Fall: August 1 – December 15
- The first week of classes is reserved for large and small ensemble rentals only.
- Second week of classes through December 15, rentals available for all purposes.
Spring: January 1 – May 15
- The first week of classes is reserved for large and small ensemble rentals only.
- Second week of classes through May 15, rentals available for all purposes.
Monthly: One month from date of check-out. Renewable up to three (3) months by paying additional monthly rental rate.
Music Ed Courses
Sign up for an appointment to visit the instrument room in Standard building 217. You must come with your receipt and the rental form to receive your instrument. You MUST have an instrument by the second class meeting (8/30/22).
- Complete the instrument rental contract. You will receive a copy via email once the contract has completed routing. If approved, move onto step 2 for payment.*Instruments are not permitted for use for personal, non-GSU related activities.
- Pay the rental fees. Auxiliary Instruments (assigned by a director or professor) for small and/or large ensembles are $30 per instrument. Pricing for all other instrument rentals can be found in the chart below.
- Make an appointment to pick up your instrument after the rental contract has been approved by the Director of Bands.
|Instrument||Primary/Month||Primary/Semester||Auxiliary/Month or Semester|
1. Complete the instrument rental contract. You will receive a copy via email once the contract has completed routing. A graduate assistant will reach out to you and will arrange the retrieval of the instrument.*Instruments are not permitted for use for personal, non-GSU related activities.
2. Pay the rental fees. Pricing for available instruments can be found in the chart below. Orchestral instrument rentals will come with a School of Music locker.*Students will need to provide their own lock.
|Instrument||Per Month||Per Semester||Summer Rental|
3. A graduate student will coordinate the retrieval of the instrument.
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- $75 for a junior solo recital
- $75 each for a junior joint recital
- $100 for a solo senior/graduate/artist certificate recital
Please see additional pricing for recording, receptions, and more below. All payments must be made no later than 3 weeks before your recital date.
Video / Audio Recording
There is no cost for audio recording. Video recording costs are as follows:
- $20 for a single camera recording without a livestream.
- $50 for a 3-camera recording with live streaming.
*Live streaming is done via the School of Music YouTube channel and is only available for 3-camera recordings.
Posters & Promotion
Students have the creative freedom to craft promotional posters for their recital. These posters are permitted to be displayed throughout the School of Music; however, they must not displace or cover any pre-existing SOM posters or advertisements. To maintain a tidy appearance, we kindly request that these student-designed posters be affixed exclusively to the bulletin boards rather than being taped onto the walls.
Receptions are only available for 8:00 pm recitals and cost $25. We can provide rectangular tables, however, we do not provide any tablecloths or decorations.
Create your recital program using the templates below.
- Download the template that best suites your program (up to 4 or up to 8 pieces). Refer to the examples linked below for formatting suggestions.
- Save the template as a PDF.
- Upload your PDF document using this form.
- Once received, your applied instructor will be sent a proof for review. If approved, we will make 50 copies of your program.
- The PR and Production office will be responsible for bringing your printed programs to the hall for your recital. Should you wish to provide program notes, you will need to create, print, and give them to the recital hall staff prior to your start time.
Please email [email protected] if you have any troubles or questions.
*Students are not permitted to design their own programs for distribution. If program information is not submitted three weeks prior to the recital date, students will have to announce their program from the stage.
Application Deadline: Friday, Jan. 26, 5pm
Incomplete or late entry forms will not be accepted.
Application Deadline: Friday, Feb. 23rd, 5pm
Late or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.