School of Music
Office: Swope Music Building
Department of Art + Design
Department of Theatre & Dance
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University. Throughout our website, you will read about amazing students, extraordinary faculty, and world-class facilities. With over 300 performances annually, and 100 majors and minors available, I am pleased to introduce you to the opportunities available at West Chester University.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University prepares students to excel as talented, creative individuals in music, theatre, dance, and art. The college houses the School of Music, Department of Theatre and Dance, and Department of Art + Design, which offer bachelor's degrees in Music Education (instrument, keyboard, voice), Performance (instrument, keyboard, voice, jazz), Theory and Composition, Theory and Composition (concentration in Music History), Elective Studies in an Outside Field, Elective Studies with Music Therapy (in collaboration with Immaculata University), Theatre, Fine Art (concentrations in graphic + interactive design, painting/drawing, sculpture/crafts, or general art) and master's degrees in Performance (Instrumental, Organ, Piano/Harpsichord, Voice, Choral, Conducting, Instrumental Conducting), Piano Pedagogy, Music Education (Performance, Research Report, Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, Music Technology), Music (Theory/Composition, Music History).
I encourage you to schedule a visit to campus, meet our faculty and students, and get to know our performance and teaching facilities. I hope that you will experience in person the vibrancy of our nationally recognized programs of study, and see first-hand the remarkable scholarly and artistic community that is the College of Visual and Performing Arts. On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, thank you for your interest in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and we invite you to Experience the Arts at WCU!
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PAST AND PRESENT
Mar 19 | 4:00 PM
Join John Baker, Sally Van Orden & Gus Sermas for an artist reception in New Gallery.
SPOON RIVER PROJECT
Mar 28 | 8:00 PM
A beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Project.
Apr 7 | 8:15 PM
The ensemble performs various styles of music and is lead by Mr. Ralph Sorrentino.
Oct 23, 2014
Theatre and Dance Alum Joins Sons of Anarchy
Bob McCracken continued his role as Brendan Roarke on Sons of Anarchy and Guest Starred on Brooklyn 99 and a pilot for Amazon, Hand of God.
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Nov 14, 2014
Marching Band Receives National Recognition
Members of the band and audience received news from Macy's Parade officials that the Golden Rams Marching Band has been selected to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Dec 3, 2014
Art + Design Receives Full Accreditation
The Department of Art + Design has been awarded full accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and offers a B.F.A. in studio arts with four professional concentrations.
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