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2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow,GA 30260

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Bachelor of Arts in Performance Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Performance Arts concentration in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Performance Arts concentration in Music Education

Minor in Music

The Clayton State Division of Music, a program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Our mission is to provide: - Professional preparation for performers, educators, scholars, and creators - Broad-based liberal arts education in music - Service to the university and the public through performance and community engagement

Notable Alumni Include:

Faculty Info: Dr. Terrence Johnson, Mr. Jonathan Harris, Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez, Ms. Shontelle Thrash, Mr. Alan Xie, Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller.

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