Department of Music

Kappa Kappa Psi

The purpose of the national honorary band fraternity for college band members is to promote the existence and welfare of college and university bands, to honor outstanding band members, to stimulate campus leadership, to promote a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work and to cooperate with other campus musical organizations. The Theta Sigma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Fairmont State provides its members with the opportunity to participate in numerous community service projects as well as special social activities. To be eligible for membership, a student must have participated in band at least one semester and be enrolled each semester in the college band to maintain an active status.

Sigma Alpha Iota

This is an international honorary music fraternity for women who have a strong interest in music. Its purpose is to uphold high standards in music education and performance in the United States and foreign countries and to provide the school and community with a variety of services. Women become eligible for membership in SAI during their second semester of college. Prospective members must have a 3.0 music average, a 2.5 cumulative average, and must be enrolled in two hours of music courses.

The American Choral Directors Association

This is a non-profit professional organization of choral directors from schools, colleges, universities, communities, churches and professional choral groups. Membership in ACDA is open to any student who participates actively in the choral music program. Members are eligible to attend any state, division or national conference and convention, and they are given opportunities to work on choral projects serving the college and community.

West Virginia Collegiate Music Educators Association

The West Virginia Collegiate Music Educators Association (WVCMEA) is a professional organization for students, especially music majors who plan to teach music, and those who have a strong interest in music. Local Chapter 315 sponsors monthly meetings with interesting programs, trips to outstanding concerts and excursions to observe excellent music programs in the public schools. Membership in WVCMEA provides students with the opportunity to attend the State Music Conference and the Fall Conference designed especially for college music majors.

FSUNow Stories

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced that Fairmont State University was awarded an Arts Partner grant in August 2014 to support a concert featuring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, FSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, attended a ceremony at the West Virginia State Capitol to receive the check for $7,200. The Arts Partners grant provides general operating support to long-standing, stable arts organizations.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Fairmont State University Department of Music kicks off its new Music on the Hill Guest Artist Series with a performance this week.

Dr. Janice Haworth will present the first concert of the series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Wallman Hall Theatre. Her presentation will include photos and videos of life and music in Guinea, where she spent two years, as well as performances by FSU’s Percussion and World Percussion ensembles.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A new fashion brand with Marion County roots provides high-end, handmade, art-inspired products. Showcased as part of Septemberfest, Beth Keener LLC is a partnership company owned and operated by Farmont State University alumnae Beth Keener and Melissa Craig.

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