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Music Performance: Piano

WVU offers bachelor of music, master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in piano performance with emphasis in collaborative piano. These degrees offer students wishing to specialize in accompanying an opportunity to study and achieve undergraduate and advanced degrees in this highly demanding and lucrative professional field.

Career Profile

Students develop skills necessary for today’s market, including opera and art song coaching techniques, diction, and vocal and instrumental accompanying. 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 Year

MUSC 123B Applied Music: Piano MUSC 127D Applied Music: Saxophone MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - CCA MUSC 300A Band: Symphonic ENGL 101 Composition And Rhetoric

Senior Year

MUSC 423A Applied Music: Organ MUSC 423B Applied Music: Piano MUSC 435A Repertoire:Piano MUSC 488 Recital MUSC 472 18th Century Music

By the Numbers

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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.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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