Music Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Music Degree

The music program at West Virginia University prepares students to become a performing musician, music educator, composer, theorist, musicologist, or a professional in another musical field. The program focuses on learning to play music as well as music history, theory, and composition. Program courses include: performance, music history and literature, composition, music theory, arts management, and conducting. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer music degrees.

The Music program at West Virginia University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation since 1947.

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Students Enrolled in the Music Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Virginia University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree30
Master's Degree14
Doctorate Degree7

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male22
Female29

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black4
White39
Non Resident Alien8

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Music program at West Virginia University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Description

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Singers

Description

Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, singers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.5% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Music Programs in West Virginia

Music programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music (B)
  • Music Performance (B)

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Bethany College

Bethany, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (A,B)

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music (B)

Marshall University

Huntington, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Music (M)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007