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About the Mountaineer Music Academy

We offer large and small group training in conducting, musicianship, marching technique, rehearsal technique, general leadership, performance and more - all in a safe and enriching environment under the guidance of outstanding faculty and staff.*

*specific topics studied are dependent upon selection of Leadership or Performance camp attendance

Leadership emphasis options
• Drum Majors
• Section Leaders - Instrumental and Choral

All participants can expect:
• strategies and activities for group motivation
• regular feedback from experienced instructors
• interaction with peers and colleagues from West Virginia and the surrounding region
• recreation activities scheduled around and within the daily work regimen


Mission of the MMA

Mountaineer Music Academy, with the resources of the School of Music and College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University, provides the finest experiential musical and leadership training for all interested instrumental and vocal students of high school age.


We view ourselves as partners with our feeder schools in seeking to strengthen their music programs by giving all of their attending student members increased musical skill and methods/materials for instructing and leading their peers.


Our goal is to certify that every attending student leaves with a depth of knowledge and skill previously unknown to them that will provide greater enjoyment in the musical arts and a basis for successful leadership of their peers within a school musical ensemble.