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School of Music

Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2739
Fax: 610-436-2873

Faculty Contact Information:
Applied Music
Music Education
Music Theory, History and Composition


It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the School of Music at West Chester University. Throughout this website, you will read about our amazing students, extraordinary faculty, and world-class facilities. With over 300 performances annually, and 100 majors and minors available, I am pleased to introduce you to the opportunities available at West Chester University.

The School of Music at West Chester University prepares students to excel as talented, creative individuals in music. The school offer bachelor's degrees in Music Education (instrument, keyboard, voice), Performance (instrument, keyboard, voice, jazz), Theory, History and Composition (theory/composition, history), Elective Studies in an Outside Field, Elective Studies with Music Therapy (in collaboration with Immaculata University), and master's degrees in Performance (Instrumental, Organ, Piano/Harpsichord, Voice, Choral, Conducting, Instrumental Conducting), Piano Pedagogy, Music Education (Performance, Research Report, Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, Music Technology), Music (Theory/Composition, Music History).

I encourage you to schedule a visit to campus, meet our faculty and students, and get to know our performance and teaching facilities. I hope that you will experience in person the vibrancy of our nationally recognized programs of study, and see first-hand the remarkable scholarly and artistic community that is the School of Music. On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, thank you for your interest in the School of Music and we invite you to Experience the Arts at WCU!

Dean Timothy Blair


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