What is Music Performance at WVU like?
The Music Performance bachelor's degree program is designed for students interested in becoming performers or teachers of a particular instrument or voice.
In the WVU School of Music, you will learn from faculty who are some of the nation’s brightest and most adept practicing musicians and pedagogues.
You will participate in weekly lessons, chamber music coaching and large ensemble rehearsals, and have opportunities to join music student organizations.
At a Glance
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Areas of Emphasis
Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:
Includes instruction for the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp and guitar.
Allows piano students to develop their artistry, versatility and skills in classical piano, jazz piano or a combination of both. Students will have opportunities to perform in a variety of on and off-campus venues in solo and collaborative repertoire. Piano students will also study pedagogy and be able to broaden their keyboard experience with organ, harpsichord and fortepiano.
Offers individually tailored study for all voice types in a variety of styles encompassing traditional and contemporary music. Supporting curriculum including repertoire, lyric diction, opera, pedagogy and coaching adds breadth to vocal studies. Recitals, opera scenes and productions, choral concerts and off-campus appearances give students opportunities to perform and demonstrate their growth as they progress toward graduation.