- I am the first step in hiring process for any student employees (Undergraduate Musical Excellence Award, Graduate Assistants, Work Study)
- I am the Scholarship Coordinator in the new scholarship program called GSSP
- I process and help students with filling out any travel expenses so they can get reimbursed
- Basically, I’m your first call/stop for anything pertaining you getting hired, and eventually paid, within the School of Music
REGISTRATION AND ADVISING
How do I register for classes?
A: You will register for classes using your PAWS account. Please see the following link for a video instruction on how to register: https://registrar.gsu.edu/registration/registration-guide/
I received a registration error, what should I do?
A: If you’ve received a registration error and don’t know what it means, please review this list: https://registrar.gsu.edu/registration/registration-error-messages/
The above list will explain what the error is and how it can be resolved.
How do I remove a hold on my account?
A: 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: https://registrar.gsu.edu/registration/holds-that-prevent-registration/
How do I receive an override so I can register for a course?
A: 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.
If a class is full, can I be added to the waitlist?
A: Yes, please email the School of Music if you would like to be added to a waitlist for a class that is at capacity.
If I don’t major in Music, can I still register for music classes?
A: 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.
I am an undergraduate student. Who is my academic advisor?
A: You will be advised by a professional advisor in the University Advisement Center. Please see the following link for more information: https://advisement.gsu.edu/
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?
A: Justin Kalin is the current Graduate Advisor. Please find contact information here: https://music.gsu.edu/profile/justin-kalin/
How can I track my degree progress?
A: 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.
Please see the following link for access instructions as well as instructional videos on how to use Degree Works: https://advisement.gsu.edu/self-service/academic-evaluations/degree-works-video-tutorials/
Do all music majors have to take the Theory Placement Exam? What if I have transfer or AP credit?
A: 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 GSU 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 GSU?
A: 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 GSU?
A: 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.
Public Relations and Marketing
I created a recital poster for my recital. Who approves my recital poster before I post on the designated areas in the School of Music?
You would see Ms. Rodriguez for approval on all recital posters, she will also let you know where the designated areas are.
Are you a student with news about an award, article, job, project or event? You would love to share this news with the university and my classmates. Who do I send this information to? We love to brag about our students on all the wonderful things they’ve accomplished. You can email Gail Rodriguez. firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I book my recital?
Instructions are in your student handbook. You can find the recital request form here: http://tiny.cc/somrecitals
What is the cost of a student recital?
$75 for a junior solo recital
$75 each for a junior joint recital
$100 for a solo senior/graduate/artist certificate recital.
What is the cost of audio and video recording of my recital?
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.
Can I hold a reception after my recital?
Receptions are available for 8:00pm recitals ONLY – for a $25 fee. We can provide rectangular tables, however we do not provide any tablecloths or decoration.
When do I have to pay for receptions/video services?
Payments for receptions or video services must be made no later than 3 weeks before your recital date.
Can I use the recital hall’s recording capabilities for audition tapes, etc.?
Yes, recording times can be made available to the student for a modest fee. Availability is based on the event calendar and technician availability. The fees for recording are as follows:
How can I get a locker?
School of Music lockers are available to music majors. Locker size can be determined according to the instruments that may be stored in them. To request a locker, please complete a locker request form at tiny.cc/somlockers – a representative from the production office will follow up with further instructions. The cost for a locker is $20, which includes Fall and Spring Semesters.
I participated in a School of Music performance. Can I receive a recording for my own archive?
You may be able to get a digital copy of the performance (audio or video, when possible). Please send a request to email@example.com. Please understand that there may be a delay in processing, depending on the current production schedule.
How can I get access to a School of Music building?
School of Music rehearsal and practice spaces are limited to music majors and students enrolled in music courses/ensembles. Requests for keys and swipe access (outside of a typical semester) must be submitted by a SOM faculty member. The online forms are available under the “Faculty” tab on music.gsu.edu