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The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music

About the School

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!

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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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Columbus State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (or of NASM).

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


Dr. Alex Avila
Lecturer in MusicTuba/Euphonium


Dr. Anne-Marie Cherry
Assistant ProfessorHorn


Dr. Michelle Debruyn


Dr. Michelle Folta
Associate ProfessorChoral


Dr. Sara Fruehe
Assistant ProfessorBassoon


Dr. Joseph Girard
Assistant Professor of MusicSaxophone


Dr. David Hahn
Assistant Professor of MusicDirector of Choral Activities


Paul Hostetter


Dr. Aaron Jensen
Assistant Professor of MusicTrumpet


Dr. Luca Lombardi
Lecturer of MusicDouble Bass


Dr. Andree Martin


Dr. Joshua May
Associate ProfessorVoice/Opera Director


Dr. Matthew McCabe
Associate ProfessorMusic Technology


Dr. Katrin Meidell
Associate Professor of MusicViola


Dr. Jamie Nix
ProfessorWind Ensemble


Dr. Lisa Oberlander


Dr. James Ogburn
Associate ProfessorComposition


Dr. Bradley Palmer


Dr. Esther Park
Associate Professor of MusicPiano


Sergiu Schwartz


Dr. Paul Vaillancourt


Wendy Warner
Assistant ProfessorCello


Dr. Victoria Warnet
Assistant Professor of Music EducationInstrumental


Dr. Reba Wissner
Assistant Professor of MusicMusicology


Dr. Andrew Zohn

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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

At Columbus State University, you'll have opportunities to enhance your education in our degree programs by participating in organizations, events, and more.


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Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.

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