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Georgia State University School of Music

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Wherever you find music, you find Georgia State University

At Georgia State, music of every style flourishes. Whether you are interested in traditional classical performance, composition, jazz, opera, choral music, music education, music business or audio recording, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work among an inspiring community of musicians and scholars in one of America’s most vibrant urban centers.

Location really does matter. The Georgia State University School of Music is situated in the heart of Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet, and an exploding entertainment industry.  No matter what type of music drives your passion, you will receive exceptional training from a world-class faculty and experience unique opportunities that only a major cultural center can offer.  Our students regularly perform with outstanding professional ensembles, gain valuable teaching experience assisting with the excellent public and private school music programs in the area, and work in recording studios as well as private teaching studios. Atlanta also offers Georgia State students unique opportunities.

US News and World Report has recently ranked Georgia State University as the second most innovative university in the nation and the second-best university for undergraduate teaching. Our students benefit from a vibrant atmosphere of collaboration and inquiry in a richly diverse learning environment. Join our university community and connect with our deep passion for music in a dynamic and nurturing environment.

Your success is our highest priority.  Your path begins here!


You’ll join over 450 students in the School’s degree programs, which range from composition and performance to technology and management.

Bachelor of Music
Jazz Studies
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Technology

Bachelor of Science
Music Management

Master of Music
Conducting – Choral, Orchestral, or Wind Band
Jazz Studies
Music Education
Piano Pedagogy

Non-degree program for teacher licensure in music K-12

Doctor of Education – Ed.D
Concentration in Music Education

Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D.
Music Education

You’ll be able to take advantage of unequaled performance opportunities, no matter your discipline. Last year, students had more than 200 performance opportunities within the School of Music, as well as throughout Atlanta.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble | Wind Orchestra | Concert Band | University Chamber Winds | Marching Band | Pep Band | Winter Guard

Choral Ensembles
University Singers | Master Singers | Choral Union | Women's Choir

University Symphony Orchestra

University Opera Theater

Brass Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles

Classical Guitar Ensembles

Jazz Band and Jazz Combos

New Music Ensembles

Percussion Ensemble
75 Poplar Street, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30303 • 404.413.5900 •

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