Department of Music

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.

Bells and voices to ring in holiday season for Fairmont community

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Fairmont State University Community Chorus, the Cambridge Handbell Choir and the Children’s Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont will present a traditional Service of Lessons and Carols at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church.

The program is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be collected.

WVSO Announces Oct. 23 Baroque Concert at Fairmont State

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) will present a special Baroque concert at Fairmont State University’s Colebank Hall on Monday, Oct. 23.

Fine Arts to Host Music Festival

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the fourth annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept, 9. Guest composers and performers from the surrounding region and across the country will be in attendance.

FSU Honors WVSO's Maestro Grant Cooper with Honorary Doctorate

Friday, May 12, 2017

During a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, Fairmont State University awarded Maestro Grant Cooper, Conductor and Artistic Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 2001, an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, the University’s highest honor.

Wind Ensemble Concert Set for May 3

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Fairmont State University Wind Ensemble will present “Every Song Tells a Story” on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

The program contains traditional and contemporary wind literature that has been inspired by religious text, folksongs and poetry. Selections composed by James Curnow, Larry Daehn, Frank Ticheli, Gustav Holst and John Philip Sousa will be featured in the concert.

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