The Bachelor of Arts in music is for students who want to specialize in music yet still have time to explore the academic offerings of a large liberal arts institution. This degree is also perfect for a student who wishes to combine the study of music with a non-music related field.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearMUSC 189 Music Convocation MUSC 145 Chamber Music: Vocal MUSC 144 Chamber Music: Woodwind MUSC 127 Applied Music: Bassoon MUSC 100 Band: Wind Symphony
Senior YearMUSC 381 Choral Music Methods and Technology Applications MUSC 283 Percussion Instrument Pedagogy MUSC 183G Chamber Music: Jazz Vocal Ensemble
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- About 375 students from majors across the University perform in the WVU Marching Band.
- The Creative Arts Center's Glasscock General Music Classroom includes state-of-the-art audio and video equipment and houses a collection of world percussion instruments.
- Average class size in the School of Music is 15.
- In 2014, the WVU Symphony Orchestra was one of only two collegiate orchestras invited to perform at the national conference of the College Orchestra Directors Association in Fort Worth, Texas.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Education Program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education and the West Virginia Department of Education.