The mission of the Georgia State University School of Music is to preserve, promote, and advance humanity's rich and expanding tradition of artistic music-making through performance, composition, education, and research in accordance with the urban and global initiatives of the University.

Georgia State's School of Music enrolls approximately 450 students representing 6 countries and 21 states. Approximately 360 of the students are in bachelor's degree programs, 70 in master's degrees, and the remainder in other programs, including a Ph.D. in music education.

40 full-time and 30 part-time faculty serve students in concentrations including performance, music education, music management, music recording and technology, composition, and jazz studies. Faculty in the School of Music have studied nationally and internationally.

The School of Music complex includes five venues: The Standard Building, the Haas Howell Building, the Aderhold Learning Center, the Rialto Center for the Arts, and the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall. The first two buildings are both on the National Register of Historic Buildings and comprise the School's offices, classrooms, practice rooms, recording studio, and teaching studios. Two state-of-the-art rehearsal halls for choral and instrumental ensembles are located in the Aderhold Center. The Rialto Center is a 900-seat acoustically superb performance facility, and the recently renovated Kopleff Recital Hall is a 400-seat hall for chamber and solo performances. The School also has a media center that incorporates a high-technology classroom for computer music instruction.

Graduates of the School of Music include members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, other major orchestras and opera companies, successful individuals in the recording and music business, composers, conductors, and teachers in public schools and universities.

The School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Students in the School of Music regularly work with the foremost individuals in their fields, including guest artists and teachers, members of the Atlanta Symphony, leaders in the music industry, and the School's own faculty. A unique groundbreaking program conducted in affiliation with several leading universities and arts organizations trains performance and composition majors in the important field of community engagement -- an evolving dimension of career development for performers, composers, and music educators.

Georgia State University ensembles have received recent invitations to perform across the state, nationally, and internationally.

Faculty in the School of Music are widely recognized and sought for guest conducting, consultations, guest teaching, and research presentations. Through faculty initiatives, students have been able to visit Russia, China, Europe, and Latin America.