Department of Music

'Tis the Season for Bells and Voices

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Department of Music at Fairmont State University presents an annual traditional Service of Lessons and Carols on December 1 at 7:30p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Fairmont, WV and a separate performance on December 2 at 3:00p.m. at Suncrest United Methodist Church in Morgantown, WV. The handbell choirs at each church will collaborate with the Fairmont State choirs.  The event is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be collected.

Faculty share their love of music

Friday, July 27, 2018

As part of the Marion County Public Library’s summer reading program “Libraries Rock,” local musicians gathered at the library to showcase their instruments during the Meet the Orchestra event.

Children had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at the library to learn about the different instruments in an orchestra.

Maestro Cooper completes residency at Fairmont State University

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Grant Cooper, recently-retired Artistic Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, is completing an intensive ten days of teaching and musical collaboration at Fairmont State University. 

Vets With Guitars benefit concert planned

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The Fairmont State University Department of Music is excited to announce a special concert benefiting the Clarksburg V.A. and their Vets With Guitars program. The “Vets With Guitars Benefit Concert” will be live at Fairmont State on Saturday, May 12. The concert starts at 7 p.m. in Wallman Hall Auditorium on the Fairmont State campus. Admission is just $10 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the local Clarksburg V.A. and Vets With Guitars.

Final Wind Ensemble Concert of the Semester

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Fairmont State University department of music is excited to announce the final Wind Ensemble concert of the spring semester. The concert will be performed in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Grant Cooper to Conduct Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Fairmont State

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Fairmont State University department of music will present a concert performance of Henry Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aenea”.  Former West Virginia Symphony Orchestra conductor, Grant Cooper will lead an ensemble of professional soloists, Baroque instrumentalists, and the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers and Community Chorus.  There will be two performances: Friday, April 27, 7:30p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont, and Saturday, April 28, 7:30p.m.

Department of music free concert

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Fairmont State University department of music is excited to announce an evening of sweet music and sweet desserts.  “The Noteworthy Performance” begins at 7:30p.m. at Noteworthy Sweets in Fairmont, WV on Thursday, April 12th. The concert is free, but donations are accepted and delicious food, pastries, and coffee are available for purchase.

Dr. Anne Patterson Receives Legacy Award

Friday, April 06, 2018

Dr. Anne Patterson, Fairmont State University professor of music, has received the Ann Kathryn Flagg Artist or Art Supporter Award during the 2018 Legacy of Women Awards, presented by the West Virginia Women’s Commission.

Jenny Wilson Trio comes to Fairmont State University

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Fairmont State University department of music is excited to welcome the Jenny Wilson Trio to the campus of Fairmont State. They will be presenting a free concert of jazz music at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

'Bridging the Gap' returns to Fairmont State University

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Fairmont State University department of music is excited to present the popular violin-bass duo, "Bridging the Gap", in concert Friday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in the Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University. “Bridging the Gap” performed in the Folklife Center two years ago, and the concert was such a success that we are bringing them back to perform for our Music on the Hill Guest Artists Series.  Admission for the concert is free and open to the public.

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