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Explore a career in music at the School of Music at West Chester University, accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) in the following degree programs:
B.M. Music Performance (instrument, keyboard, voice, jazz)
B.M. Music Education (instrument, keyboard, voice)
B.M. Music Theory and Composition (option for concentration in Music History)
B.M. Music with Elective Studies in an Outside Field (option for Outside Field in Music)
Additionally, with department consent, students may be admitted to a 5-year dual-major in two music degrees.
Minors Offered for Music Majors: Jazz Studies, Music History
Minors Offered for Non-Music Majors: Music, Music Performance
Swope Music Building is home to approximately 500 music majors and minors with multiple venues for rehearsing and performing. Swope offers an incredible space for performances, academics, and community engagement. Performance spaces include the 375-seat Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre and 125-seat Ware Family Recital Hall. The nearby Emily K. Asplundh Concert Hall seats 1,202 people and is the largest performing arts venue on campus.
Scholarships are available for students enrolled in School of Music degree programs with varying criteria for application, faculty nomination, and/or competition.
West Chester University, School of Music: Swope Music Building, West Chester, PA 19383; wcupa.edu/cvpa/music
Penn State School of Music
Penn State School of Music: Allen Road, University Park PA 16802; 814.865.0431; www.music.psu.edu/.
Steinway Piano Gallery Pittsburgh is the exclusive Steinway & Sons dealer in Western Pennsylvania. We are uniquely trained to make the selection of your Steinway Designed Piano an experience of a lifetime. From our sales advisors to the most skilled piano technicians in the region, we promise an experience unlike owning any other piano in the world.
Steinway Piano Gallery Pittsburgh: 445 South Main Street, Pittsburgh PA 15220; 412.922.0903; www.steinwaypittsburgh.com.
Musikgarten Teacher Training Workshops: The best in early childhood music and movement programs, Musikgarten’s workshops will teach you all you need to know through active participation, discussion, peer teaching, demonstration classes, lesson planning guidance and business mentoring. We’re not just teaching music, we are transforming a generation.
Cultivating the Music Community
Featuring a brand new state of the art music facility, a full time artist faculty, and new dormitories on its beautifully landscaped, award-winning campus, Kutztown University offers an inspiring, creative and caring environment for students majoring in the Bachelor of Science in Music Education or Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Music majors will have the unique ability to specialize and combine various areas of study, including performance, composition, technology, business, pre-music therapy, journalism, library studies and more.
Kutztown University also takes pride in providing students with individual attention tailored to their specific needs, and offers numerous performance opportunities in some of America’s most prestigious halls, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Kimmel Center. Our Music graduates have successfully obtained jobs across the nation.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: Old Main, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530; 610.683.4550; www.kutztown.edu/music.
The world’s finest pianos from the region’s largest supplier of new, used and authentically restored pianos and keyboards. Jacobs Music is Southeastern Pennsylvania’s only representative for New Steinway, Boston and Essex pianos, Authentically Restored Vintage Steinways & Art Case instruments, Yamaha pianos, Yamaha Disklavier Player Pianos, Clavinova Digital Pianos, plus a large selection of new and used instruments from a variety of manufacturers. Jacobs Music is committed to supporting our music educators with workshops, tours, displays and concert events. We have Pennsylvania locations in Philadelphia, Willow Grove and Whitehall.
Jacobs Music – www.jacobsmusic.com.
Lebanon Valley College is a small, private, liberal arts college. Since the founding of the College, music has been an integral part of a student-centered curriculum. With sophisticated and responsive instruction, students are presented with many performance opportunities, and degree options which lead to a high success level in a variety of careers. The Music Department offers a supportive student-centered experience distinguished by a high degree of individual attention. Our faculty includes innovative performers and graduates of some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the country. Our programs emphasize learning about music, developing sensitive and critical listening skills, composing and performing, and understanding the role of music throughout history and in contemporary society. Ample opportunities are available to perform in a variety of music ensembles and as a soloist. LVC students learn and perform in the Blair Music Center, one of the largest and best-equipped music facilities in the area. Blair includes a 500-seat concert hall (Lutz Recital Hall), 24 teaching studios, 36 individual practice rooms, and four recording studios. Music majors also may perform in the 175-seat Zimmerman Recital Hall, a premiere space for chamber performances, providing an intimate, acoustically pleasing environment for many of our departmental concerts. For more information: www.lvc.edu/music.
Lebanon Valley College: Annville, PA; 717.867.6275; www.lvc.edu/music.
The Department of Music at IUP has a rich history dating back to the founding of this institution over 100 years ago. Graduates of the department have gone on to distinguished careers in performance, teaching, and other fields within the music profession. IUP is an All-Steinway School and its Music Department is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania: 1011 South Dr, Indiana, PA 15705; 724.357.2390.