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Academic Advisor Information

Fine Arts & Communication Undergraduate Advisors

Debra Sowards


Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Dr. Karla Hamelin


Advising Information

Fine Arts & Communication Advising Center students have two advisors who are skilled in music major degree advising and issues to help you – (SRT students must meet with Debra). 

The Graduate Academic Advisor is Dr. Al Corley. He is here to help all graduate students with their schedule planning and degree/thesis completion.

Schedule an Appointment by calling the appropriate office. An advising hold is placed on all undergraduate music majors (regardless of classification or major) each semester and can only be released after you've attended your next semester's advising appointment (NOTE: any hold will prevent you from dropping a course in your current semester!).

Therefore, to make this process simple & painless, PLAN AHEAD! Schedule your advising session early. Have an idea what classes (especially general studies) you might want to take the next semester, the courses required of your degree (check your catalog), and what YOU want to take. Your advisor is here to help you. Help them help you!