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?
Non majors who have completed the appropriate prerequisites can be added to a waitlist for MUS and MTM courses. Those who have not completed the prerequisites but wish to register will need to contact the instructor to request a prerequisite override. Overrides are only granted at the discretion of the instructor.
*Please note: The School of Music policy is to wait until the week before classes start to allow students outside the Music Major (B.M. and B.S. programs) to register for MUS/MTM classes. This ensures that our majors who must have these courses to meet their degree requirements and prerequisites have a chance to register for classes like these that have limited space.
If a class is full, can I be added to the waitlist?
Yes, please email the School of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to a waitlist for a class that is at capacity.
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.
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@example.com, 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 be sure to first meet with your academic advisor. Together you can review your degree requirements and the unused credits from your previous institution. Your advisor will contact the Undergraduate Director in the School of Music and request they review the potential course substitutions. With permission from the Undergraduate Director, course substitutions can be made. Please remember, these 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).
1. 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.
2. 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.
|Instrument||Per Month||Per Semester|
|Contra Clarinet (Alto/Bass)||$35||$140|
3. Make an appointment to pick up your instrument.
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.
Complete program information must be provided to your instructor via email in an attached word document and then upon approval be submitted to the production department (firstname.lastname@example.org) three (3) weeks prior to the performance date, again copying your instructor.
The required information includes:
- Performer name(s) and instruments
- Status (junior, senior, or graduate student)
- Faculty Instructor
- Degree being pursued
- Names of any assisting students or faculty, including accompanist (please indicate which pieces(s) they are playing on)
- Titles and dates of pieces (full/proper titles, spelled and punctuated correctly, including movement names, if applicable
- Composer, arranger, editor, lyricist names and dates
- If and when an intermission will occur
- Correct program order
After a proof of the program has been produced, a pdf will be emailed to the faculty instructor for approval. Once approved, we will make 25-75 copies per program.
*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.
Posters & Promotion
Students are allowed to design their promotional posters for their recital. All recital posters must be approved by the PR Department and can be hung in approved SOM spaces. To receive approval, bring your posters to the PR office on the 5th floor of the Haas Howell building.
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.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
- Obtain an entry form from your applied professor.
- Submit a completed application form to your area coordinator.
Late or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5pm-Friday, February 4th
Complete entry form from the School of Music website (linked below)
Late or incomplete applications will be NOT be accepted. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 4, 5:00 pm