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 2, 2018

For audition requirements and to register for an audition, please see the Department of Music Scholarship Page.

Please contact Prof. Brian Wright with questions regarding the audition process. 

Be a Music Major for a Day

Every fall semester we set aside a day in October for prospective students to experience the Department of Music at Fairmont State University. Any student that is considering a major or minor in music is invited to join our department for the day to experience what the Department of music offers its students. Register for the day by completing the online registration form.

Please contact Prof. Robert Hickey with any questions. rhickey@fairmontstate.edu

8:30-9:00 a.m. – Registration in Wallman Hall Art Gallery    
9:00 a.m. – Freshman Theory
10:00 a.m. – Admissions introduction and Campus Tour 
11 a.m. – Lunch with the Department of Music Faculty 
12 p.m. – Intro to Piano/Chamber Choir observations 
1 p.m. – Collegiate Choir observation
2 p.m. – Piano Class
3:15 p.m. – Visit Marching Band rehearsal at the practice field

Upcoming Department of Music Events

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

7:30 pm - Fête de Noël

Sunday, December 3, 2017

3:00 pm - Lessons and Carols