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The West Liberty University Music Program has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1972. We offer degree programs in Music Education, Music Performance, and Music Technology. Our award-winning faculty are active professional performers, researchers, and educators. Our low student-to-teacher ratio provides a nurturing experience not found at larger institutions. Students can participate in a wide variety of performance opportunities including band, choir, steel band, electronic music ensemble, and jazz groups. We encourage you to visit us to learn more.

For more information about the music program, please use the links across the top of the page. To start a conversation, please send an email to music@westliberty.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Events

West Liberty University Music Major Shadow Day
Thursday, April 21, 2022
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Open to area high school juniors & seniors interested in pursuing a music major in college. Limit of 20 participants (there is no registration fee for this event)

Come experience what it’s like to be a music major at West Liberty University! You will be paired with a current WLU music major based on your program of interest and primary instrument/voice.

Degrees Offered:
– Music Education – BA in Music
– Music Technology – Music Minor
– Music Performance

Contact Dr. Gretchen Pohlman-Bassett, Director of Bands at Gretchen.pohlman@westliberty.edu with any questions.

WLU Music Major Scholarship Audition Days
Click here to register for an Audition
If you are interested in auditioning as a music major at WLU and would like to be considered for music scholarships, please click the link above to register for an audition day.
Scholarship audition days for 2021/2022 are:
  • April 9, 2022

Students may audition in person on the WLU campus, or virtually via Zoom.



The Division of Music at West Liberty University offers undergraduate degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, and Music Technology.

Among our many ensembles are the Marching Hilltoppers, University Singers, Wind Symphony, Community Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Choral Scholars, African Drum and Dance Ensemble, University Band, Steel Band, and Electronic Music Ensemble.

Our award-winning faculty members are very active as performers, clinicians, and adjudicators.