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Music Performance: Voice

The Music Performance: Voice program is designed for students who want to prepare as performers or teachers. Society's increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional musicians and private music teachers.

Overview

What is Music Performance: Voice at WVU like?

Description

If you enter 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 the required proficiency level ten in voice, you must also achieve proficiency level three in piano before graduation. One year of Italian, French or German is required. Three solo upper-level recitals are required.

All interested students must apply to the University and audition for the School of Music for acceptance.

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Music Performance: Voice 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.
  • Courses in music industry and recording offered.
  • Creative Arts Center facilities include rehearsal spaces, practice rooms, classrooms and electronic music laboratory.
  • Wide variety of performance opportunities available in large ensembles (band, orchestra, choral, jazz and opera) and smaller chamber ensembles (string, brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal, jazz and world music).

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Careers

What can you do with this degree?

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

Most graduates will further their education by pursuing a graduate degree(s) in music performance. Recent graduate school placements include Boston Conservatory of Music, Peabody Conservatory and University of Minnesota.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Music Performance: Voice 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.

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Courses

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

Major Map

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

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

Cost and Aid

How much does Music Performance: Voice 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
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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.

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Requirements

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

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Music Performance: Voice 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.

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