Overview

The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree (Music) for teaching certification Pre-K to Adults and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music which can be combined with various minors from other programs of study. Students can also earn a Minor in Music.

To further narrow their focus, students can choose an emphasis in one of following applied areas:

  • Vocal
  • Instrumental (strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion)
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Music majors will receive a mix of curriculum covering musical heritage and new and innovative educational and musical ideas.

Our classrooms are well-equipped. The Music majors have access to:

  • Electronic piano classroom
  • Theory room
  • Music education room
  • Wired classroom
  • Computer lab
  • Instrumental and choral rehearsal rooms
  • Practice rooms

Travel and performance are part of the Music experience at Fairmont State University.

Departmental organizations include:

  • Marching Band & Wind Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Small ensembles

Students who’ve participated in those organizations have performed locally, across the United States, in Mexico, and in Europe.

In addition to academic opportunities, students can supplement their experience with membership in student chapters of National Association for Music Educators, American Choral Directors Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

Career Opportunities

Music majors are prepared for careers inside and outside the classroom. The academics, performance opportunities, and extracurricular activities available through the Fairmont State School of Fine arts set each student up for success. Career options include:

  • Choir or band director
  • Performer
  • Music dealer
  • Music therapist
  • Music producer
  • Composer

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education

  • Earn a minimum quality point average of 2.75 overall, 2.75 in each teaching specialization and 2.75 in all professional education classes.
  • Complete Early Field Experience COMMUNITY Early Field Experience PDS requirements.
  • Achieve acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE).
  • Complete EDUC 2200 (Introduction to Education) and EDUC 2201 (Instructional Technology) with a grade of “C” or higher. 
  • Complete the Teacher Education Application form in Taskstream.
  • Be approved by the Teacher Education Selection Committee.

 

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Contact Info

Dr. Robert E. Mild
Interim Dean
School of Fine Arts
Wallman Hall 303
Phone : 304.367.4219
Robert.Mild@fairmontstate.edu

FSUNow Stories

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Fairmont State University Department of Music presents its fourth annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Colebank Hall. The concert includes a variety of music, from spirituals and folksongs to jazz and video game music.

Featured performers include the Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus, African Drum and Dance Ensemble and Jazz Band. In addition, outstanding student soloists from the FSU music program will perform. A public reception for all attendees precedes the concert at 7 p.m.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Fairmont State University ceramic students, alumni, staff and faculty have created several hundred handmade bowls for this year’s Empty Bowls Marion County.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

The City of Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission presented its 31st annual “Arts in the City” ceremony Sunday.

Held at Central United Methodist Church, the 2016 ceremony rewarded nine artists and humanitarians for their work.

“Obviously our point is to bring recognition to artists and scholars in the local area,” Jack Hussey, commission member, said.

Clifton “Kip” Price was the humanities award recipient for his work in educating the public on the untold story of the “Wereth 11” soldiers’ sacrifice in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

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