Skip to main content

Music Performance: Instrumental

In the School of Music, you’ll be surrounded by elite faculty who are some of the nation's brightest and most adept musicians. You’ll have weekly lessons, chamber music coaching, large ensemble rehearsal and opportunities in musical organizations.

Overview

What is Music Performance: Instrumental at WVU like?

Description

If you are entering this program as a freshman, you should achieve proficiency level six in your principal performance area at the time of audition, and must complete proficiency level 10 in that area to be eligible for graduation. In addition to presenting a senior recital, you also must make three solo appearances on the major instrument in upper-level student recitals or convocations.

All interested students must apply to the University and audition for the School of Music for acceptance. Instruments include: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass and guitar.

Pianists should see the Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Piano for a description of that degree.

At a Glance

Next Steps

Interested in this major? Here are some suggested next steps:

Apply NowRequest InfoVisit WVU

Fast Facts

What makes Music Performance: Instrumental at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

  • The Evansdale Library, just a short walk from the Creative Arts Center, houses printed and sound music resources.
  • Music industry and recording courses available.
  • Creative Arts Center facilities include rehearsal spaces, practice rooms, classrooms and electronic music laboratory.
  • A variety of performance opportunities offered in large ensembles (band, orchestra, choral, jazz and opera) and smaller chamber ensembles (string, brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal, jazz and world music).

Student Organizations

Connect with other students who share your academic interests as a member of:

View all of the student organizations you can join.

Professional Organizations

Network with professionals in your field as a student member of:

Careers

What can you do with this degree?

Performance opportunities after graduation include freelancing, performing for orchestras and military organizations, and performing in the entertainment industry.

Most graduates further their education by pursuing a graduate degree(s) in music performance. Recent graduate school placements include University of Texas at Arlington, Royal Danish Conservatory, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Wright State University, Rutgers University, Louisiana State University and University of Arizona.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Music Performance: Instrumental major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

Courses

What are the courses like in Music Performance: Instrumental at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Music Performance: Instrumental major.

View the Major Map
 

For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Cost and Aid

How much does Music Performance: Instrumental at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $407
Per Semester $4,884
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,768
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,096
Per Semester $13,152
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,304
International
Per Credit $1,096
Per Semester $13,452
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,904
Scholarship Calculator

Estimate your eligibility for merit scholarships at WVU Morgantown.

Visit the Scholarship Calculator
Net Price Calculator

Estimate your cost of attendance and eligibility for financial aid and scholarships at any WVU System campus.

Visit the Net Price Calculator

Ways to Save

Here is a way for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Learn How to Transfer Course Credits

Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Music Performance: Instrumental at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Music Performance: Instrumental major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

Apply Now

Your first step to becoming a Mountaineer is applying for admission. Our online application makes the process as convenient as possible.

Apply Now

Request Information

Want to know more about Music Performance: Instrumental at WVU? Fill out the Request Information form to receive more information about the program and life at WVU.

Request Info

Visit WVU

It's the next-best thing to being here – you can virtually tour residence halls and the WVU Morgantown Campus.

Virtual TourVisit WVU

Interested in talking to someone about WVU?

Contact an Admissions Counselor