Greater Augusta Youth Orchestra Auditions August 31st 2015

The Private Lesson Program with the Music Conservatory is experiencing some changes. Please review the new procedures handbook here. Please contact the director with any questions.



Conservatory Program Coordinator Mrs. Tayler Norwood


Since its creation in 1983, the Conservatory Program has provided private and group music instruction of the highest quality to the Greater-Augusta community. With more than fifty faculty members and an annual enrollment of several hundred students, the Conservatory Program of Augusta State University is the area’s leader in music instruction. The GRU Conservatory Program offers; Music Classes and Workshops, Music Ensembles, Summer Music Camps, and Private Music Instruction. Private lessons are available for nearly every instrument including harp, mandolin, banjo, penny whistle, recorder, classical and acoustic guitar, along with more traditional voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments.


The philosophy of the Conservatory Program is that music is for everyone, and is a vital part of the community. We welcome young and old, accomplished and beginner, students of all levels and visions.


We have an outstanding, professional faculty who enjoy challenging the promising musicianship of young musicians as well as guiding the advanced skills of more experienced musicians. Every faculty member in the Conservatory Program has earned at least an undergraduate degree in Music or Music Education and teaching experience. Among the 53 teachers currently teaching for us, 23 have masters degrees, and 12 have completed doctorates in music.


The Conservatory Program Office is located in the Fine Arts Center on the Campus of Georgia Regents University. The Fine Arts Center is located between the Maxwell Theatre and Raines Hall. Our address and contact information are:



A-6 Fine Arts Building Georgia Regents University, Box #63

 Physical Address: 2500 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30904

 Mailing Address: 1120 15th Street, F-I 1066 Augusta, GA 30912

 Phone: 706 731-7971 Fax: 706 434-4663 E-mail:

 Program Coordinator's E-mail: tkitlan@gru.ed




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