Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
School of Music
Dr. Christopher Hanning
Will Hillegeist, M.M.
Matthew Scott Miller
Robert (Bob) Rust
Recording Engineer/Video Technician
Director, Acoustic Instrument Technical Services
Major: Music Theory and Composition/English Composition
Hometown: West Grove, PA
Expected Graduation: 2020
Why did you decide to attend West Chester University?
So many reasons. It's close to home, in-state, and a great music school.
What is your favorite thing about the School of Music?
The people. The faculty are all so encouraging, the students are like a family, and the atmosphere is one of self-improvement.
What didn't you know about the School of Music before you came to WCU?
I really didn't know anything about the composition staff. There was no way I could have imagined them being as cool as they are. Also, I had no idea the opportunities I'd be faced with – there are so many learning opportunities.
What do you plan to do after graduation?
I haven't quite figured that out yet. I hope to do what I love: write - music and words. My ultimate goal is to make people think, I mean really consider, things. I want people to question their preconceived notions and hopefully open their minds a little bit more.
What would you like to tell students considering WCU or the School of Music?
Students who consider the school of music need to know a lot of things. For one, this school is top-notch. You don't have to go to an outrageously expensive school to get a fantastic education in music. Also, the people here are unlike any you will ever meet anywhere else. I can't imagine going to another school.