Welcome from the Interim Director of the Bailey School of Music

Leslie Blackwell

We offer a world class education… training future performers, music educators, and leaders in the field of the music. More than 300 music majors and minors pursue degrees in performance, music education, composition, applied studies, theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Our programs and students stand out as the forerunners for the next generation of great musical scholars. We pride ourselves on our students’ accomplishments: from successfully acing their first theory exams, perfecting their collective sounds in performances, to signing contracts for their first real jobs!

The KSU Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music has a long-standing tradition of student ensemble performances at state, regional, and national music conferences. Our student ensembles are regularly featured at prestigious conferences throughout the country, including the Georgia Music Educators Association; National Collegiate Choral Organization; National Band Association; Southern Division College Band Directors; National College Orchestral Directors Association; and the American Choral Directors Association Southern Divisional and National Conferences.

Our faculty are dynamic artists-performers-scholars who are conductors, teachers, composers, researchers, and artists who regularly perform with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Chamber Players, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, to highlight just a few.

KSU Bailey School of Music is positioned as a leader in music training regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Start your journey…where talent is cultivated, creativity is nurtured, performers are inspired, and where passion is heard.

Leslie J. Blackwell, D.M.A.
Interim Director, Bailey School of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Professor of Music and Music Education