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Strategic Plan for the Future

Mission statement 

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. 


The School of Music strives 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. 


The West Virginia University School of Music (WVUSOM) strives to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment in which students, staff, faculty, and administrators can thrive creatively and personally. We seek to cultivate an environment of trust, respect, and accountability that empowers all members of the WVUSOM community to contribute their talents and expertise in support of our mission and vision.