Music Performance: Woodwinds
WVU offers a variety of ensembles in which to gain experience. Besides the large ensembles, band and orchestra, students may study chamber music in a variety of faculty-coached groups. The award-winning Trombone Ensemble presents traditional and jazz arrangements. The WVU Horn Ensembles perform at regional and international horn workshops, supported by the WVU Horn Club, an official student organization.
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 138 Voice Class 1 MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 MUSC 189 Music Convocation MUSC 103 Orchestra
Senior YearMUSC 487 Student Teaching Seminar - CAP C&I 491 Prof Fld Expr: Student Teaching MUSC 491 Professional Field Experience MUSC 303 Orchestra MUSC 488 Recital
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.