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Academic Advising

Undergraduate Advising Overview

Welcome to the UNI School of Music Academic Advising Office! The Academic Advising Office is responsible for the oversight and execution of the School of Music Academic Advising Program. It provides administrative support to the Director, Associate Director, and Faculty in the School of Music. The School of Music Academic Advising Office offers individualized, one-on-one academic advising to all the students in the School of Music. Students meet with advisors to discuss their academic plans and progress. In addition, the office supports students with transactional items to help them navigate policies and procedures in the School of Music.

Goal: Proactive Advising to foster and support student success. 

  • Help students with a successful transition to UNI School of Music

  • Assist students to map a clear path toward graduation  

  • Promote active participation of students during the advising process 

We have a three-tier advising model in the School of Music.

  1. Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies - Dr. Melinda Boyd

    • Oversees the undergraduate program, admission to the School of Music, and Scholarship opportunities  

  2. Undergraduate Program Coordinator and AdvisorDr. Victor Acevedo 

    • Responsible for the oversight and execution of the School of Music Advising Program

    • Provides Professional Advising to all music majors during their freshman and sophomore years

    • Monitors students’ progress in the School of Music

    • Assists with students’ registration and summer orientation

    • Provides early guidance to Music Education Students for Admissions to the UNI Teacher Education Program

  3. Faculty Advisors
    • Junior and senior music majors are assigned to a full-time music faculty member for professional and career guidance in the area of expertise.



Follow the links below or in the navigation menu to the left to find information on the Academic Advising Office. 

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Plan of Study

Music Education

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