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. 

Be a Music Major for a Day - October 9, 2017

Please join us on October 9, 2017 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 register by Friday, October 6, 2017.

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 do 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

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

Scholarship opportunities are available to music majors and minors by audition only. Please contact Prof. Brian Wright for more information concerning scheduling an audition. 

Please see the Department of Music Scholarship page for audition requirements. 

Upcoming Department of Music Events

Monday, October 23, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

7:30 pm - Verdi Requiem

Saturday, November 11, 2017

7:30 pm - Verdi Requiem

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

7:30 pm - Fête de Noël

Sunday, December 3, 2017

3:00 pm - Lessons and Carols