MUSIC @ West Liberty

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Music Performance

The Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance is considered a “professional” degree because it provides the opportunity for intensive study in general musicianship in addition to mastery in the major performance area – brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. Students learn from dedicated artist teachers who maintain active schedules of creative professional activity.

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Music Education

The BA in Music Education provides a variety of experiences that prepare talented individuals to meet the challenges of teaching K-12 choral, instrumental and general music in the 21st Century. West Liberty University is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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Music Technology

The Bachelor of Music in Music Technology degree is the only such degree offered by institutions of higher learning in the state of West Virginia. Students learn in state-of-the-art facilities with experienced and dedicated instructors. The foundation of the degree combines study in general musicianship with advanced experience in recording, mixing, and electronic music.

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The Fall 2015 Concert Schedule is Here

Concert Series: C Street Brass Quintet, College Hall, Wednesday, 9/9/2015, 7pm Guest Piano Recital: John Morrison, College Hall, Friday, 9/25/2015, 7:30pm WLU Choir “Prism” Concert, part of the Tri-State Choir Festival, Interfaith Chapel, Friday,...

9th Annual PRISM Concert – Friday, January 23

The Department of Music and Theater is excited to present the Annual PRISM Concert.    The “Prism” concept is that, like shining a light through a prism, you can see at once the entire spectrum of what we are doing in the music program at West Liberty. Come and let us...

9th Annual Tri-State Select Honor Music Festival

Nominations for talented and deserving high school students for this year’s Festival will be closing December 19. The event, the ninth annual, will feature some new twists – first we are excited to host a Select Honor Choir this year in addition to the...

Inkster Conducts Berlin Philharmonic Musicians in France

A West Liberty University music professor received a rare opportunity and distinct honor when he was selected as a participant in the Conductors Lab, held in Aix-en-Provence, France, July 21 – 25, 2014. Wheeling musician and educator Dr. Matthew Inkster traveled to...

Music @ West Liberty

The Division of Music at West Liberty University offers undergraduate degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, and Music Technology. Among our many ensembles are University Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and The Hilltopper Marching Band. Our award-winning faculty members are very active as performers, clinicians, and adjudicators.

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“Precisely because [music] is not used for explicit communication, or for other
evident survival purposes, its continuing centrality in human experience constitutes
a challenging puzzle. The anthropologist Levi-Strauss is scarcely alone among
scientists in claiming that if we can explain music, we may find the key for all
human thought or in implying that failure to take music seriously weakens any
account of the human condition.”
Howard Gardner

Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences