Woodwinds at West Liberty

Woodwinds at West Liberty. Dr. Christopher Barrick describes the wide variety of Woodwind opportunities available at West Liberty University’s Department of Music and Theater. Dr. Barrick is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Woodwinds at WLU. He teaches saxophone and clarinet lessons and directs the Jazz Ensembles, among other duties and activities....

Music Majors sweep Order of the Torch

Three West Liberty University music majors were welcomed into the Order of the Torch, Thursday, May 2 in a ceremony held at historic Liberty Oaks, the alumni house located on campus. The three new members are all Music Majors: (from left) Michael Matthias Dotson, Michael Anderson and Alan Cline. Senior Michael Anderson is from Mount Pleasant, Ohio, Graduating Senior Michael Matthias Dotson is from Middlebourne, W.Va., and Junior Alan Cline is from Wellsburg, W.Va.. The three were inducted into the men’s honorary society at a festive dinner celebration. Dotson will receive his Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in Voice Performance on May 11 during WLU’s Commencement Ceremony. His post-commencement plans include attending graduate school at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J. where he plans to earn a Master’s in Voice Performance. Dotson received a $10,000 scholarship. Anderson, who is a music education major will graduate in December, and Cline, a music performance major, will graduate in May 2014. Members of the society include leading members of the faculty and WLU’s highest achieving students. Both faculty and students are chosen based upon a demonstration of excellence and leadership in three areas: classroom academics, campus activities and community service. The honorary society has a rich tradition and dates to 1932, when West Liberty was a State Teachers’ College and President J.S. Bonar organized the Torch Society to serve as the ranking men’s honorary. The organization consisted of both faculty members and the most distinguished male students in terms of scholarship, service and sportsmanship. The Torch was reinvigorated through the efforts of current President Robin C. Capehart and is now known as...

Summer ’13: MUS 101 & Music Appreciation

This summer, the Division of Music will offer MUS 101 Fundamentals of Music and Music Appreciation. MUS 101 is 100% ONLINE Summer Session II (June 3-21, 2013) – MUS 101 Fundamentals of Music: 2 credit hours Catalog description: Introduction to fundamental elements of music reading. Pitches, octaves, note names, the piano keyboard, staff, clefs, whole- and half-steps, major scales, minor scales. Introduction to basic intervals. Introduction to rhythm notation. No prerequisite. This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn the basics of music theory. Whether you’re preparing for freshman music theory classes, want to brush up on the basics, or just want to learn more about music, this course covers everything you need to know. Summer Session III (June 24 – July 12) and Session IV (July 15 – August 2) – MUS 130 Music Appreciation: 3 credit hours Catalog description: An introductory course in music featuring significant musical compositions of various styles and musical periods. Composers of note in Western music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and the 20th century will be studied as a basis for intelligent listening habits for life-long appreciation. Additional study in global music will be presented for a more multicultural view of the art of music and its place in man’s culture in the world today. Assigned listening. Click HERE to view summer course...