Advising

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Who is my Advisor?

1.  Are you a Music Major or Minor?

  • Major, skip to question 2
  • Minor, skip to question 4

2.  Are you enrolled in MUS 353 or 776 or 450? Have you ever enrolled in MUS 353 or 776 or 450?

  • If yes, skip to question 3
  • If no, skip to question 4

3.  Is your teacher’s name listed in the above table?

  • If yes, your teacher is your advisor
  • If no, skip to question 4

4.  Refer to the “last name begins with” list above to determine your advisor.

Advising for Bachelor of Arts

Advising for Bachelor of Music

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Advisors
Your Last Name Your Advisor Focus
A Zak Grafilo, zgasq@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
B Fred Lifsitz, flasq@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
C-E Roger Woodward, woodward@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
F-H Jassen Todorov, todorov@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
I Wendell Hanna, whanna@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
J Zak Grafilo, zgasq@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
K Fred Lifsitz, flasq@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
L David Samuel dsamuel@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
M Sandy Walsh-Wilson, alexww@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
N-P Wendell Hanna, whanna@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
R David Samuel dsamuel@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
S Hafez Modirzadeh, hafezmo@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
T-V Sandy Walsh-Wilson, alexww@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
W-Z David Xiques, dxiques@sfsu.edu Undergraduate
All Dr. Ben Sabey, sabey@sfsu.edu Graduate

All School of Music majors and minors are assigned to a faculty advisor. If you do not know who your advisor is please contact Dr. Ginwala, (cginwala@sfsu.edu)

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Undergraduate Advising

Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisors each semester:

  1. an advisor in the major and
  2. a general education and university requirements adviser in the Advising Resource Center (ARC) for LCA

Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an advisor in those programs as well.

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Graduate Advising

Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Ben Sabeysabey@sfsu.edu

The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation. Visit the Graduate Advising Center

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General Education and University Requirements

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Advising Resource Center

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

Subject to SF State budget and enrollment, we will offer at least the courses below (and probably others too!). This list includes courses which can count toward the B.A. and/or B.M. degrees in music

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Courses offered every semester include:

130, 270, 303, 313, 353, 360, (courses chosen from ensemble series: 371-380, 386-390 396 398), 392 394 400 433 450 460 542, 598 776 780

 

Courses offered Fall Even-numbered years (Fall 2022/Fall 2024)

201, 221, 223, 231, 233, 234, 301, 405, 560, 616, 640, 700

One course from 550-552

At least one course from MUS 430-461 (440 every fall) (434 and 438 every even fall semester)

Min. one course MUS 371-390

 

Courses offered Spring Odd-Numbered Years (Spring 2023/Spring 2025)

202, 221, 222, 231, 232, 235, 415, 420, 532, 561, 620, 644, 710

One course from 751-755

At least one course from MUS 430-461 (451, 455 offered every spring)

One course from 550-552

Min. one course MUS 371-390

 

Courses offered Fall Odd-numbered years (Fall 2023/Fall 2025)

201, 221, 223, 231, 233, 234, 301 405 565 617 640 700, 760

At least one course from MUS 430-461 (440 every fall) (451, 455 offered every odd fall semester)

One course from 550-552

Min. one course MUS 371-390

 

Courses offered Spring Even-numbered years (Spring 2022/Spring 2024)

202, 221, 222, 231, 232, 235, 420, 441, 532, 612, 618, 644, 710, 761

One course from 550-552

One course from 751-755

At least one course from MUS 430-461 (451, 455 offered every spring)

Min. one course MUS 371-390

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