"Welcome to the Schwob School of Music!"
"Welcome to Columbus State University!
"You're gonna love it here!"
If you're a prospective student or you're beginning your studies at the Schwob School of Music this year you will hear these words a lot. As the new director of this extraordinary school I've heard them often enough that they have become a sweet musical refrain. People are excited by what they hear and see on the beautiful RiverPark campus.
Many of you are already in-the-know about what makes CSU such a great place to study music. This year we have students from 18 states and 20 countries working with a distinguished faculty and a host of guest artists from around the world. They come to our school because we provide a student-centered, nurturing environment with very high standards, a place where dedicated musicians thrive and grow.
In the column to the right, you'll find a selection of live recordings of CSU faculty, students, and ensembles that represents a small slice of the more than 250 concerts we present each year. Most of these performances took place in Legacy Hall, a concert venue renowned for its superb acoustics. We expect to add more performances from the 2019/20 concert season as they become available—check back often.
The Woodruff Scholars program is a unique opportunity for accomplished students, chosen through audition, to enter the Schwob School of Music on full scholarship, with all academic and living expenses covered and with a stipend for professional development. It is one component of a great history of support from individuals and families who have made an investment in our students and programs. I look forward to meeting our many patrons and thanking them for this legacy of giving, which is an essential part of our work to build for the future.
I hope to see you soon at a Schwob School of Music concert. In the meantime, thank you for exploring our web resources. And if you'd like to know more about our people, programs, and prospects for the future, feel free to contact me directly.