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.
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).
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.
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.