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Music Preparatory School

The Music Preparatory School at Clayton State University offers affordable professional individual and group music lessons and outstanding performance opportunities to children and adults of any age, level, and background.

Our programs: We offer individual/private music lessons, group classes, and chamber music ensemble. For adults and college students we also offer large ensembles including the  Masterworks Chorus at Spivey Hall, the Clayton Community Band and the Southern Crescent Symphony. For middle and high school string players we offer the Clayton County Youth Orchestra.  Online Registration

Music at Clayton State – Join One of Our Music Ensembles

Our teachers are professional musicians with degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music, Bachelor of Music and Education degrees, as well as CSU current faculty and student-assistants. We evaluate faculty members to give you the best music education possible.

Performance opportunities: Semi-annual recitals provide students a chance to polish and perform their music pieces on stage at one of the world-renown concert halls-Spivey Hall!  In addition, the Music Preparatory School covers the cost of the accompanist for all school recitals.

Faculty and Guest-Artists' Recitals/Concerts/Masterclasses: The Music Preparatory School organizes faculty and invited guest-artists’ recitals, concerts, and master classes-all free of charge to attend for the school’s students!

Location: The Music Preparatory School is located on the campus of Clayton State University and surrounded by a beautiful landscape and a calm lake. All lessons/classes take place in Carnes Hall for Music, adjacent to beautiful Spivey Hall, one of the world’s famous concert halls and the home to the award-winning Spivey Hall Children’s Choir and Spivey Hall Young Artists.

Parking: Students are requested to enter the building through the main entrance of Carnes Hall for Music at Clayton State University. Free J, K, and L parking lots are available any day/time.

Mission Statement

The Music Preparatory School, a community engagement arm of the Clayton State University, provides students of Clayton County and surrounding areas with accessible music education for lifelong enjoyment and professional advancement, high quality performance opportunities, and contributes to the artistic vibrancy of the community.

Contact Information

Dr. Annalisa Chang 
(678) 466-4753

Online Registration

Learn more about tuition cost, meeting times, age requirements, and other details.