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 8, 2019

Register for Scholarship Audition Day HERE!

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

Please contact Dr. Brianne Little with questions regarding the audition process. 

Be a Music Major for a Day - Monday, October 8, 2018

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 Dr. Brianne Little with any questions. blittle2@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

2018 Falcon Marching Band Registration

The Fairmont State University Falcon Marching Band is currently looking for new members to join us for the 2018 fall semester. Starting this fall, all members of the Falcon Marching Band will receive at least a $300 scholarship for their participation. Please follow the link below to submit your contact information and make sure that you have registered for MUSI 1168 (CRN-10067) when you schedule your classes for the fall semester. All students, regardless of their major, are eligible to participate. 

Upcoming Department of Music Events

Fri. 9/14 - 7:30pm - Guest Artist Ross Ahlhorn, trumpet
First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St. Fairmont, WV

Th. 9/27 - 7:30pm - Keith Jackson with West Fork New Music Festival 
Wallman Hall Auditorium 

Fri. 9/28 - 7:30pm - Great Noise Ensemble with West Fork New Music Festival 
Wallman Hall Auditorium 

Sat. 9/29 - 2:00pm - Choir Concert with West Fork New Music Festival 
Wallman Hall Auditorium 

Sat. 9/29 - 7:30pm - Great Noise Ensemble with West Fork New Music Festival 
Wallman Hall Auditorium 

Wed. 10/3 - 7:30pm - Guest Artist, Andrea Loewy, flute 
Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center 

Sun. 10/14 - 3:00pm - Sonic Escape with the Fairmont Chamber Music Society 
St. Peter the Fishman Catholic Church, 407 Jackson St., Fairmont, WV 

Th. 10/18 - 7:30pm - Noteworthy Concert 
Noteworthy Sweets, 91 Fairmont Ave 

Fri. 11/9 - 7:30pm - Fairmont State Marching Band Stadium Review 
Colebank Hall 

Sun. 11/11 - 3:00pm - Brass Roots with the Fairmont Chamber Music Society 
St. Peter the Fishman Catholic Church, 407 Jackson St., Fairmont, WV 

Wed. 11/14 - 7:30pm - West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Colebank Hall 

Wed. 11/28 - 7:30pm - Jazz Ensemble 
Wallman Hall Auditorium 

Sat. 12/1 - 7:30pm - Lessons and Carols 
First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont, WV
Department of Music
In the News!
Check out this wonderful article from The Times West Virginian about our recent guest artist, Ross Ahlhorn!