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Music Advising

Students enrolled in Music or Music Education must take courses in the major beginning in their first semester of study, so it is strongly recommended that all music students meet with their music faculty advisor regularly, and in particular during regular advising period, to ensure that they enroll in the correct music courses and remain on track to graduation.  (Failure to enroll in the correct music classes each semester will result in delaying graduation.)

Your advisor will be listed in the DUCK.  If you have questions about your advisor assignment, please contact Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, Music Coordinator.

Music minors are encouraged to meet with the Music Coordinator each semester to plan music courses in which to enroll.

Roles and Responsibilities of Advisors and Students

Advisor's Role and Responsibilities

  • To create a welcoming and safe environment where students feel comfortable.
  • To clarify college policies, regulations, programs, and procedures about which the student may have questions.
  • To be available to meet with students each semester.
  • To keep regular office hours and be adequately available to meet with students.
  • To offer advice on selecting courses and to assist students in developing an academic plan that satisfies degree requirements.
  • To assist students in planning programs of study, both short-term and long-term, that are consistent with each student's abilities and interests. (This includes course load and factors such as academic background, program demands, employment or personal commitments).
  • To be a responsive listener and to refer students to appropriate support services within the college when needed.
  • To discuss the student's academic performance and the implications of their performance for the undergraduate programs, graduate programs and professional programs the student desires to pursue.
  • To help students identify special needs and acquaint them with services and programs provided at Clayton State University.
  • To refer students to other services, departments, and specific individuals as special needs are identified.
  • To help students to explore their unique interests, abilities, and goals and to relate them to academic majors.
  • To monitor the student's progress toward educational goals and keep accurate, up-to-date records of their academic progress.
  • To respect the student's right to privacy of educational records and discuss confidential information only with appropriate individuals.
  • To help students assume responsibility for their own decisions and actions.
  • To be knowledgeable about career opportunities.
  • To offer students the opportunity to participate in a mentoring relationship which will help them become more independent and self-directed.

Student's Role and Responsibilities

  • To take the initiative to contact their advisor.
  • To have and be familiar with the Academic Catalog, the Course Schedule and their student record in DUCK.
  • To prepare a list of courses, questions or concerns written down before each meeting.
  • To gather all relevant decision-making information.
  • To seek resources on campus will assist them in making academic and career decisions.
  • To ask questions and be knowledgeable about policies, procedures and requirements.
  • To be familiar with their degree requirements.
  • To be aware of the prerequisites for each course.
  • To follow college procedures for registering courses and course adjustments.
  • To observe academic deadlines.
  • To keep advisors informed about changes in their academic progress, course selection, and academic/career goals.
  • To keep a personal record of their degree progress and official university documents (program worksheets, copy of schedule changes and advisement appointment notes, etc.).
  • To understand academic performance standards, academic probation, academic dismissal, and to know GPA requirements.
  • To inform an advisor or the Dean's Office immediately whenever a serious problem (medical, financial, personal) disrupts the students' ability to attend classes or interferes one's ability to focus on their education.
  • To make final decisions and be actively responsible for their academic career.

Curriculum Worksheets

Fall 2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Music in Music Education (curriculum worksheet)

Bachelor of Arts in Music (curriculum worksheet)

Graduation Application

Fall 2015 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts - Music (curriculum worksheet)

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts – Music (graduation application)

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts – Music Education (curriculum worksheet)

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts – Music Education (graduation application)

Fall 2012 - 2014 Catalogs

Bachelor of Music – Music Education concentration (curriculum worksheet)

Bachelor of Music – Music Education concentration (graduation application)

Bachelor of Music – Music Performance concentration (curriculum worksheet)

Bachelor of Music – Music Performance concentration (graduation application)

Bachelor of Arts in Music (curriculum worksheet)

Bachelor of Arts in Music (graduation application)

Fall 2011 Catalog*

Bachelor of Music – Music Education concentration (graduation application)

Bachelor of Music – Music Performance concentration (graduation application)

Bachelor of Arts in Music (graduation application)

(*Use Fall 2011 graduation application as your curriculum worksheet)

Vocal Jury Form

Piano Jury Form

Instrumental Jury Grading Form

Instrumental Jury Repertoire Form

Other forms required by music majors can be found in the Music Student Handbook.


Minor in Music

View the information for the Minor in Music in the Academic Catalog.

Change/Add of a Minor

Minor in Music Graduation Worksheet


Many music courses are not offered every semester.  Stay in contact with your faculty advisor and refer to published course rotations to help you plan your course loads.