First year undergraduate students will receive initial department advising as a follow up to the audition and theory placement process required for admission to the Department of Music. Students must seek academic advising before they can register for first semester courses. Students should seek additional advising by appointment throughout the first semester.  Subsequently, all students will need to meet for an advising session each term before registering for classes. Please refer to the information below to schedule an advising appointment.

Face-to-Face Advising Suspended

NOTICE: In light of the social distancing measures put in place by the WSU administration, all face-to-face advising appointments in the Department of Music have been suspended until further notice.
All advising appointments will be conducted via email, phone, or video chat (Microsoft Teams or Zoom) at the discretion of the academic advisor. 
To request an Advising Appointment, please complete the Advising Appointment Request Form. Once the form has been submitted, the advisor will reach out to you and determine which mode of advising will best suit your needs. 
Thank you for your patience during this time! 

Scheduling an Appointment 

Current and Admitted WSU Students
Current and Admitted WSU students may request an appointment by completing the Advising Appointment Request Form
Prospective and Transfer WSU Students
Prospective and Transfer students, who have not been admitted to the university, may schedule their appointment by contacting DeAnna Johnson at
Graduate Advising
Graduate students should contact Graduate Officer Joshua Duchan in the Department of Music for information about graduate level advising. 

Advising Resources

Advising Newsletter - The Treble Clef
The Treble Clef is a monthly advising newsletter for current music students.  Students receive information about tools and resources available at WSU for student success. The newsletter also includes a profile of current students and alumni from the department. 
Advising Forms
Override Request Form
Click the following link to submit a request for an override in the Department of Music:
Private Lesson Request Forms (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Click the following link to register for private lessons:
Music Student Surveys
Department of Music - New Student Survey 
Join the Music Advising Facebook Group