Concord University Department of Music
provides many challenges and opportunities for its students, as the
small class size and dedicated faculty help prepare students for the
competitive music profession. Department of Music graduates have an
outstanding job placement and graduate school placement record and
hold positions throughout West Virginia and other states.
Concord brings to campus numerous professional
performers through its Artist/Lecture Series. Recent guest
artists have included the Colorado String Quartet, the Borealis Wind
Quintet, the St. Louis Brass, guitarist Alex DeGrassi, the Georgia
Guitar Quartet, and pianist Leon Bates.
Admission to the Department of Music is based
on audition. For information about auditioning please
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education, Music Emphasis
This degree prepares students for a career in Music Education, or
graduate studies in music education or music performance.
Students pursue teaching certification for grades Pre-K through
Adult, with a specialization in instrumental, vocal, keyboard (piano
or organ), or composition studies.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis
An Interdisciplinary Studies degree allows the highly-motivated
student to combine music studies with another subject area, such as
Music & Theater, Music & Philosophy, Music & Public Relations, and
Music & Psychology, in preparation for graduate studies or specific
programs are carefully crafted for the individual student in
consultation with his/her advisor and members of each department's
Students pursuing a degree in another subject area may
minor in music, which requires the completion of 20 hours in
specific music courses.
Private Instruction is
available for all brass, woodwinds, percussion, piano, organ, voice,
fretted instruments, and composition.
(see Music Courses page for more details
about the degree programs)