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The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music

About the Department

Study music at a nationally prominent conservatory. At the Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music, you'll join a community of artists – creative innovators who are committed to the highest standards of education.

Located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, the Schwob School of Music is housed in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on Columbus State University's RiverPark Campus. A hub of creative energy, CSU RiverPark Campus is the perfect place to find inspiration, perfect your craft, and engage with other musicians from around the world.

At the Schwob School of Music you'll have access to three concert halls, state-of-the-art practice rooms, recording studios, and a dedicated music library. Work in small classes with world-class faculty; join outstanding ensembles; and take advantage of our numerous scholarship and study abroad opportunities. Launch your creative career at the Schwob School of Music!

 

Create Your Future

The Schwob School of Music offers a number of degrees and minors. Explore your options here.

Department Degree Programs
Program Type Programs Available
Bachelor's Music (B.A.), Music Education (B.M.), Music Performance (B.M.)
Master's Music Performance (M.M.)
Minors Audio Technology, Jazz Studies, Music Minor
Undergraduate Certificates Music Composition, Musicology
Graduate Certificates Artist Diploma

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Learn From the Best

The Schwob School of Music is home to many accomplished faculty members. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. The Schwob School has only 250 students and our student-faculty ratio is just 9 to 1, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our music degree programs.

 

Dr. Scott Harris
Associate Professor / Director

 

Boris Abramov
LecturerViolin

 

Dr. Alex Avila
Lecturer in MusicTuba/Euphonium

 

Dr. Anne-Marie Cherry
Assistant ProfessorHorn

 

Dr. Michelle Debruyn
ProfessorVoice

 

Dr. Michelle Folta
Associate ProfessorChoral

 

Dr. Joseph Girard
Assistant Professor of MusicSaxophone

 

Joseph Golden
ProfessorOrgan

 

Dr. David Hahn
Assistant Professor of MusicDirector of Choral Activities

 

Esther Hale
Visiting Associate Professor of MusicPiano

 

Dr. Kristen Hansen
Senior LecturerMusic Theory

 

Paul Hostetter
ProfessorOrchestra

 

Dr. Andree Martin
ProfessorFlute

 

Dr. Joshua May
Assistant ProfessorVoice/Opera Director

 

Dr. Matthew McCabe
Associate ProfessorMusic Technology

 

Dr. Katrin Meidell
Associate Professor of MusicViola

 

Dr. Robert Murray
ProfessorTrumpet

 

Dr. Jamie Nix
ProfessorWind Ensemble

 

Dr. Lisa Oberlander
ProfessorClarinet

 

Dr. James Ogburn
Associate ProfessorComposition

 

Dr. Bradley Palmer
ProfessorTrombone

 

Sergiu Schwartz
ProfessorViolin

 
 

Dr. Paul Vaillancourt
ProfessorPercussion

 

Dr. Jordan VanHemert
Assistant Professor of Music in Jazz StudiesEnsemble Director - Jazz Studies

 

Wendy Warner
Assistant ProfessorCello

 

Dr. Victoria Warnet
Assistant Professor of Music EducationInstrumental

 

Dr. Reba Wissner
Assistant Professor of MusicMusicology

 

Myles Yang
Visiting Assistant ProfessorBassoon

 

Dr. Andrew Zohn
ProfessorGuitar

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Mission

A school of music within a public university, the Schwob School is a community of artists committed to the highest standards of artistry and integrity within a selective and nurturing learning environment. The Schwob School of Music's dedicated faculty of teaching artists embrace creative approaches to best practices in education, and provide a professionally focused experience preparing individuals to become leaders in the music field. Centrally located within a vibrant downtown arts campus in an outstanding music facility, the Schwob School of Music maintains a strong degree of community engagement, and benefits from a remarkable relationship with the Columbus community.

 

Beyond the Classroom

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