Department of Music

The Fairmont State University Department of Music provides excellent musical instruction for its students through a highly qualified professional staff of performing and teaching professors, a constantly improving and varied curriculum, and a series of sequential musical experiences for students in all music degree programs. The department delivers in exposing music students to many new and innovative educational and musical ideas as well as emphasizing the musical heritage of the past. The music department offers a variety of ensembles, including marching band, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, African drum and dance ensemble, collegiate singers, and chamber choir. These ensembles regularly perform on campus, at regional events, and on performance tours. 

Department of Music - Scholarship Audition Day - February 10, 2017

Scholarship opportunities are available to music majors and minors by audition only. Please contact Dr. Samuel Spears for more information concerning scheduling an audition. 

Music Education Major

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education (pre-k to adult) will be able to seek employment in primary or secondary school as Music Specialists or apply for graduate school. 

Performing Music Ensembles

All music ensembles are open to Fairmont State University and Peirpont Community & Technical College students regardless of their major. 

B.A. in Music Major

Bachelor of Arts degree students will receive in-depth study in music that will prepare them for graduate school and develop skills that will help them attain employment after graduating. 

Department of Music Scholarships

Through audition and application, scholarships are available to music majors, minors, and students that participate in performing ensembles.

Music Minor

In addition to completing their intended major, Music Minors will develop a greater understanding of music through theory, history, private instruction, and performing ensembles.  

School of Fine Arts Performance Calendar

The School of Fine Arts present events on and off campus throughout the semester. 

Upcoming Department of Music Events

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

7:30 pm - Jazz Ensemble

Friday, December 2, 2016

7:30 pm - Fête de Noel

Sunday, December 4, 2016

3:00 pm - Lessons and Carols

Monday, February 6, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017