Welcome from the Interim Director of the School of Music
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 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 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, School of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Professor of Music and Music Education