Advising Goals

The advising goals for the Department of Music are to provide each advisee with a full-time faculty academic advisor who supplies timely, informed, and effective advising throughout the student's matriculation period.

Advising Policy

Advisees are assigned an advisor at the beginning of the Fall term and, unless there are problems between the two, will keep the advisor throughout their work at MSU. Advisors are expected to meet with their advisees once each term to discuss progress towards the degree, musical performance standards, grades, and pre-registration procedures for the following term. Advisors are asked to meet with their students prior to the pre-registration period, or more frequently if necessary.

Recent Changes and Future Plans

To Improve Quality of Advising

The Department has compiled an advising guide for all faculty. This guide outlines curricular requirements as well as the procedures for handling a variety of advising situations (i.e., drop/adds, advance standing, waivers/substitutions, TEPP, etc.). The guide also includes a copy of all pertinent student forms and applications. The faculty have found the guide useful in answering a variety of student/faculty advising questions.

To Improve Accessibility of Advisors

Students have not expressed concern regarding the accessibility of advisors.