Welcome from the Director of the Bailey School of Music

interim director and ksu professor of music julia bullard
A student-centered academic community on the move, we are passionate about learning through transformative musical and educational experiences. Music engages, heals, elevates, and inspires. Bailey School of Music’s talented students, expert faculty and dedicated staff connect and empower people near and far, and, in so doing, work to improve the world.

Nestled in the Kennesaw State University College of the Arts, the Bailey School of Music enjoys an extraordinary ecosystem of artistic expression and scholarship. Therefore, music students enjoy both distinctive personal attention and the resources of a thriving, large public university. What’s more, our Kennesaw and Marietta campuses breathe and contribute to the dynamic cultural, economic, and geographic assets of metro Atlanta.

Music makes for a fabulous journey! Here, you’ll find a world of sounds, ideas, and possibilities on the stage as in the classroom. Let us hear from you as we shape extraordinary futures together.

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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