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Community Music Program

The Community Music Program at West Virginia University aims to provide high-quality musical training to students of all ages and levels in Morgantown, WV, and the surrounding region. WVU's Community Music Program welcomes the amateur performer, enlightened listener, professional musician, young talent, and committed high-school students who wish to advance and master their craft. 

We are confident that our music education program enhances creativity, discipline, communication, self-esteem, and nurtures the inner artist of all ages. Engage with our community by exploring our group classes or nurture your love for music by taking private lessons with WVU School of Music professors and teachers. It's always the right time to start!

 - Dr. Eftihia Arkoudis, Coordinator/Director 
 - Dr. Michael Ibrahim, Director WVU School of Music 
 - Dr. Keith Jackson, Dean WVU College of Creative Arts


Registration will remain open throughout the Fall 2021 term and our returning group classes are Digital Photography, Harp on It!, and Piano for Fun for Adults.

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Do you still have questions? Contact us!

  • Registration payments will be accepted in person (CAC, Room 4097, 2nd floor) and through the phone at 304-293-6946, Monday to Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • We accept cash (exact change), checks and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.)
  • Private instruction will primarily take place in person on the Evansdale campus. The program continues to offer virtual instruction prioritizing the safety of its faculty, staff, and students. Check in with the individual instructor and communicate your preference.


Dear WVU Community Music Program patrons,


My name is Dr. Eftihia Arkoudis and I am happy to greet you as the new director/coordinator of the Community Music Program following Mrs. Karen Taddie's retirement. Looking ahead to the coming academic year, I would like to thank you for the understanding you have shown during this interim period. It has been a joy to see you continue your music education with us and invest in the artistic growth of our community's youth. 


I am looking forward to meeting you all virtually or in person and welcoming you back.

Warm regards,

Dr. Eftihia Arkoudis

The program is resuming in person activities and is continuing virtual instruction after request and mutual agreement with the assigned instructor. We are doing our best to prioritize the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. We ask that you remain in contact with us with any questions or concerns regarding the delivery of in-person private instruction. Our website will be updated frequently to reflect any guideline changes that may occur in the near future. 


This announcement is an extension of requirements put in place in September which were set to be reevaluated in early October: West Virginia University has revised its masking guidelines and after October 21 mask requirements for individuals in all indoor spaces will be lifted, regardless of vaccination status. However, masks will be required for all those in classrooms, teaching and research labs on all campuses.

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