Our advisors facilitate the academic achievement and creative development of students while assisting in the navigation and attainment of their goals.

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The Herberger Office of Student Success (Advising Office) is located in the Design South building (CDS) room 101, which is located near the SW corner of Forest and University

Appointments are recommended and can be scheduled in advance or students may utilize our walk-in hours.

Visit the Herberger Office of Student Success website for full details.

Advisor contact information

    Schedule an appointment

    Appointments are recommended and should to be scheduled in advance with the lead academic advisor.

    There are 3 ways to schedule an advising appointment:

    Appointments are available year round.

    Please note the online scheduling system only shows two weeks of available appointments for each advisor. If the advisor’s schedule is full, students can return to the scheduling system the following day to see the next chronological day with open appointments.


    Music advisor contact information

    Your academic advisor is your primary professor. If you are a performance major, your advisor is your studio professor. If you are in a non–performance program or if your performance area includes multiple faculty members, contact the following faculty:

    Area Faculty
    Musicology/Ethnomusicology Peter Schmelz
    Music Learning and Teaching Master's Degree Jill Sullivan
    Music Learning and Teaching Doctoral Degree Sandra Stauffer
    Music Therapy Melita Belgrave
    Composition Jody Rockmaker
    Piano Hannah Creviston
    Voice (Solo Performance)
    Voice (Music Theatre/Opera Performance)
    Carole Fitzpatrick
    Violin Jonathan Swartz

    Dance and Theatre advisor contact information

    Current graduate students should contact their faculty advisor with any advising questions. The relationship between the student and their faculty advisor is important for the success of the students in Dance and Theatre. Future graduate students are encouraged to discuss their interests with the program advisor prior to applying.

    General questions about the graduate programs can be addressed to:
    Sirrena Ault, Graduate Coordinator,
    Kristin Hunt, Director of Graduate Studies,