Welcome from the Director of the School of Music

Music About us Header

Stephen Plate bio shot Amazing things happen every day in the College of the Arts.

The thoughtful and friendly manner in which I have been welcomed as the new Director of the Kennesaw State University School of Music has warmed my heart and conveyed to me the exceptional qualities of this place and its people. It is my distinct pleasure and honor to be associated with each and every member of the School of Music and I trust too, that you will become a member as well.

The School of Music is an exciting place to live, learn, and work. Housed in the College of the Arts, the school is infused with masterfully skilled and dedicated performing teachers who care deeply about their profession, our programs, and every student involved in music and the arts. Our facilities are aesthetically functional and well equipped, our professional staff first-class, and our motivation perfect; to prepare students to be accomplished, creative arts leaders diversely trained, acutely challenged, and well-practiced to ensure employability and empowerment to take the 21st-century music world by storm.

I am thrilled that you have found your way to our website, albeit by accident or with purpose. Look through our pages, find out about who we are and about what we are passionate. Download our School of Music App and get connected to our programs even before joining our ranks. I invite you to attend a concert in Morgan Hall, meet our students, listen to our faculty, and be moved by our music. You will be transported emotionally and intellectually by our music making and the limitless passion for what we do. My hope is that our music making and musical expressions will inspire you to become the arts scholars, performers, composers, educators, advocates, and life-long learners you see before you.

Welcome to Kennesaw State University! Welcome to the School of Music!