Welcome from the Director of the Bailey School of Music

interim director and ksu professor of music julia bullard

Welcome to the Bailey School of Music at Kennesaw State University! Part of KSU’s thriving College of the Arts, the School is comprised of outstanding students, faculty and staff who are committed to creating a dynamic and welcoming community of musicians and scholars.

The Bailey School of Music offers all the advantages of a large public university, the myriad arts and cultural opportunities and partnerships afforded by the metro Atlanta area, and an unparalleled commitment to student-centered, personalized instruction. We are an all-Steinway school, and our beautiful Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center is a regional hub for an incredible variety of musical performances and other arts events. Our ArtsKSU performance series brings the world to your doorstep, and our students enjoy opportunities for engagement with faculty and world-renowned guest artists at the highest level, both in the classroom and on the performance stage. 

Together, we create passionate musicians, scholars, and educators who will continue to shape the cultural life of our community into the future. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey! 

Dr. Julia Bullard


The Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music seeks to graduate educators, scholars, composers, and performers who will shape communities through music for generations. We provide a comprehensive, rigorous, and transformative education in the context of a large, high value, suburban public university.  


To develop the modern musician, one student at a time. 


We foster the growth of individuals and their communities through music and excellence. 

We strive to create an environment in which ideas can be freely and safely debated. 

We respect people, value collaboration, and recognize the contributions of all learners. 

We are passionate about teaching, learning, performing, and creating music. 

We value the power of music to shape human development and experience. 


At Kennesaw State, we serve as a powerful example of the impact a student-centered, research-driven university education can deliver. We help students succeed through exploration, collaboration, and rigor, uniting a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and talents. At KSU, students become the individuals who people want as colleagues and leaders.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Kennesaw State University is an accredited member institution of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Bailey School of Music at KSU offers the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with concentrations in instrumental, choral and general music education, as well as Bachelor of Music degrees with concentrations in Music Performance, Music Theory and Music Composition.

For more information on NASM accreditation, contact:
National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700 Phone
(703) 437-6312 Fax

Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Facilities

The Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center is the primary performance venue for the Kennesaw State University Bailey School of Music and is among the many fine facilities of the College of the Arts at KSU. Located within the Bailey Performance Center are several world-class spaces: Morgan Concert Hall, Katherine Scott Rehearsal Hall, the Mortin Art Gallery, and the neighboring Zuckerman Museum of Art. Each year, the Bailey Performance Center hosts over 100 performances and other public events in addition to rehearsals, seminars, recording sessions, and masterclasses year-round.

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