Music Performance: Instrumental
The performance curricula are especially designed for students wishing to prepare themselves as performers or as teachers of a particular instrument or voice.
The increased interest of society today in the arts is creating many new opportunities for the professional musician and for the private music teacher. Our alumni are successful artists, performers, educators and teachers.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearMUSC 162 Written Theory 1 MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 MUSC 130 Piano Class Level 0 MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - CCA MUSC 303 Orchestra
Senior YearMUSC 303 Orchestra MUSC 433 Methods and Pedagogy MUSC 425D Applied Music: Violin MUSC 488 Recital PHYS 107 Physics Of Music
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra have partnerships with WVU.
- Average class size in the School of Music is 15.
- The WVU Creative Arts Center has four major performance spaces for musicians, including the 1,444-seat Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.
- 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.