We, the members of the West Virginia University School of Music, share a mission, to create an innovative and inclusive musical community that prepares informed, ethical students for meaningful creative lives as performers, educators, composers, conductors, music therapists, entrepreneurs, and scholars.
We strive to cultivate a vibrant community of musicians and scholars who engage in research and creative activity in the fields of music performance and improvisation, composition, music-teacher education, theory, musicology, music therapy, technology, and industry. Our rigorous programs and distinguished faculty provide students the opportunity to develop the abilities to become consummate leaders in the musical arts.
We seek to cultivate an environment of trust, respect, and accountability that empowers all members of our community to contribute their talents and expertise in support of our mission and vision.
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West Virginia University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The music education program is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the West Virginia Department of Education, and the music therapy program is fully accredited by the American Music Therapy Association.