Scholarships & Awards
Scholarships & Awards
The Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music has scholarships available for new and returning music majors. Offers are made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee, based on audition results and academic qualifications. Typically, the Entrance Audition for admission as a music major also serves as the audition for a scholarship.
For additional information and details regarding auditions, see the Undergraduate Music Major Application page.
Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available for new graduate students in music. For more information regarding application for a graduate assistantship or scholarship, see the Graduate Application page.
For other questions regarding assistantships, contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Music, Dr. Gregory Harwood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Service awards are available for all Georgia Southern students, by audition, from the directors of individual ensembles. There is not a separate audition for service awards. Directors base their decisions upon ensemble audition or entrance auditions (in the case of music majors).
Facilities – Armstrong
Fine Arts Hall
The Gretsch School’s home on the Armstrong Campus is the Fine Arts Hall. The Fine Arts Hall is home to the 960-seat Fine Arts Auditorium, newly updated recording studio, newly updated computer lab, and technologically advanced classrooms.
Facilities – Statesboro
The Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music is housed in the Foy Building on Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro campus. Remodeled in 2009, the Foy building features technologically advanced music classrooms, music labs, performance spaces, a recording studio, and a music library.
Carter Recital Hall
The Carol A. Carter Recital Hall is located in the Foy Building. The majority of the Gretsch School’s Statesboro concerts are performed in this beautiful acoustic space.
Foy Score and Media Collection
The Score and Media Collection, located on the third floor of the Foy Building, houses musical scores and audio-visual recordings, allowing students to study them in tandem. Copies of important reference works, such as the New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, are available to students, as is a copy machine.
Most scores may be checked out for a three-week period of time, and patrons may listen to CDs and watch DVDs in the library. The space provides ample seating for quiet study in a comfortable and beautiful setting overlooking the campus. The Music Library operates as a branch of the University Library, which houses books and periodicals about music.
The Analog Station includes a Moog Prodigy, ElectroComp EML 101, EML 201, EML 400, Sherman FilterBank, and ReVox Tape Recorder.
Studio A serves as our studio for recording, mixing, and composing. The centerpiece of the studio is an SSL AWS 948 mixing console. Along with an abundance of outboard gear, the studio also keeps an impressive variety of microphones at the ready. Also, a number of high quality preamps compliment our microphone collection:
ProTools Ultimate and Logic and are the studio’s primary software packages for multi-track editing and recording, while a variety of other programs are also used for musical creation including Ableton Live Suite, Celemony Melodyne, Native Instruments Complete, Supercollider3, Max, Final Cut Pro, , East/West Play Symphonic Gold, etc.
The Studio houses several analog synthesizers and processor, including a Moog Voyager, Moog Prodigy, Moogerfooger pedals, a collection of 1970s EML synthesizers, a Moog Prodigy, a Sherman Filter Bank, and a ReVox B77 1/4″ reel-to-reel tape machine.
Experimental Music and Video Studio
The Experimental Music and Video Studio serves as our studio for advanced work in Spatialization (Up to 10.1 surround) and AudioVisual / Electroacoustic Composition. Stereo playback is monitored through Genelec 1037c monitors. 10 Dynaudio BM-5 audio monitors are used for multichannel spatialization.
The studio houses several unique interfaces and instruments including Madrona Labs’ Soundboard, Snyderphonics’ Manta, Monome, Dave Smith’s Tempest Drum Machine, Ableton Push, and Leipzig-S analog synth. Software includes Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live Suite, Max, SuperCollider, Final Cut Pro, and more.
This space, like many others, uses Audinate’s Dante audio networking technology, which links it to other musical spaces throughout the building.
Music Technology Lab
The Music Technology Lab hosts 16 individual student stations, each featuring a 27″ iMac, a Roland RS-5 or Roland Juno-D synthesizer, and an Avid MBox audio interface. All stations are equipped with ProTools, Digital Performer, Reason, Finale, East West Symphonic Gold Sampling Library, Max/MSP, Supercollider 3, and a other software packages. The classroom is also equipped with an audio network to enable communication between station computers for collaborative work.
The Recording Studio, located in the Foy building, serves as a space for advanced work in music technology and multimedia. The studio features a control room, live room, and two isolation booths and is equipped with 7.1 surround sound setup. The studio keeps a variety of microphones, microphone preamps, and outboard gear at the ready.
Vintage Instrument Studio
In addition to its more modern features, the Music Technology program hosts several vintage instruments from the 1970s and ’80s, including a set of Electronic Music Laboratory Synthesizers – the EML 101, EML 200, EML 400/401 (sequencer/synth), and the EML 300 (controller). The studio also features a ReVox B77 4 track reel-to-reel tape machine, Moog Prodigy synthesizer, a DX-7, and a rack of Yamaha TX-816 synthesizers. In addition to these vintage instruments, cutting-edge instruments (the vintage instruments of the future) are housed here, including a Monome, a Synderphonics Manta, and an Ableton Push controller.
Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center provides a large venue for Gretsch School concerts and musical acts from around the country.
The Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music is committed to a strong outreach program that provides music education, cultural awareness, and musical opportunities to the local community and greater southeast Georgia region.
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
The ACDA Collegiate chapter provides professional and collegial contacts for choral music education students.
Kappa Kappa Psi
Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands; comprehensive education; leadership opportunities; and recognition; for the benefit of its members and society. The Nu Kappa chapter was installed in 2014.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Collegiate Chapter
The mission of NAfME, the National Association for Music Education, is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. NAfME has more than 75,000 members nationwide and serves students and teachers at all levels of music education. Music Education majors are expected to join NAfME for a small cost each year, and this membership includes a joint membership with Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA). As members, students receive the professional publications Georgia Music News, Teaching Music, and Music Educators Journal. They also attend the annual GMEA Conference held in Savannah, for a significantly reduced conference fee. The Collegiate Chapter participates in several community outreach events each year, including Instrument Petting Zoos and working with local school music programs.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national fraternal society founded in 1898. The fraternity works to promote “the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students” and “the advancement of music in America.” The Zeta Omicron chapter is the oldest Greek letter organization at Georgia Southern, having been chartered in 1953.
Pi Kappa Lambda
This national honor society in music is open to junior, senior, and graduate music majors. In addition to scholarship, all students who are elected to the society must be considered to have outstanding musicianship. The Iota Pi chapter was inaugurated in 2005.
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity for women. Founded in 1903, SAI and its members are proud of their strong heritage, supporting the art of music. The Gamma Theta chapter was installed in 1958.
The Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs. Explore each program below.
|Bachelor of Arts in Music
|Bachelor of Music in Composition
|Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Choral
|Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Instrumental
|Bachelor of Music in Performance – Instrumental
|Bachelor of Music in Performance – Keyboard
|Bachelor of Music in Performance – Vocal
|Music Minor – Applied Music
|Music Minor – Music History and Literature
|Music Minor – Music Technology
|Master of Music – Composition
|Master of Music – Conducting
|Master of Music – Music Education
|Master of Music – Music Technology
|Master of Music – Performance
|Certificate in Music Performance
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- Music Education Student Handbook
- Master of Music Student Handbook
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Last updated: 1/12/2024