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Advising

Academic Advisor Information

PACE Advisors

Kristopher Infante
kminfante@txstate.edu

Bailey Estep
bailey.estep@txstate.edu

512.245.PACE

Fine Arts & Communication Undergraduate Advisors

Kathryn Smiley
kathryn.smiley@txstate.edu

Debra Sowards
debra.sowards@txstate.edu

512.245.1932

Graduate Advisor

Dr. Al Corley
ac44@txstate.edu

512.245.7387

Advising Information

The PACE Center has two advisors who are most familiar with our music degrees. PACE students should make an appointment with one of them if at all possible. They are Kristopher Infante and Bailey Estep.

Fine Arts & Communication Advising Center students have two advisors who are skilled in music major degree advising and issues to help you – Kathryn Smiley and Debra Sowards (SRT students must meet with Debra). 

The Graduate Academic Advisor is Dr. Al Corley. He is here to help all graduate students with their schedule planning and degree/thesis completion.

Schedule an Appointment by calling the appropriate office. An advising hold is placed on all undergraduate music majors (regardless of classification or major) each semester and can only be released after you've attended your next semester's advising appointment (NOTE: any hold will prevent you from dropping a course in your current semester!).

Therefore, to make this process simple & painless, PLAN AHEAD! Schedule your advising session early. Have an idea what classes (especially general studies) you might want to take the next semester, the courses required of your degree (check your catalog), and what YOU want to take. Your advisor is here to help you. Help them help you!