WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
West Chester University’s Wells School of Music offers an outstanding curriculum in both performance and music education. As an All-Steinway School we offer the highest quality facilities, practice and performance venues. Our outstanding faculty are international and national performers and clinicians, dedicated to teaching the next generation of performers and educators. Students work with our exceptional faculty in a supportive and challenging environment.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers, both performing and teaching; to major institutions (such as Curtis, Julliard, Boston Conservatory) to continue their education, and have established thriving private studios.
The International Organ Competition is open to organists ages 15-25, awards 4 cash prizes in two ages groups, takes place annually in mid-May, and draws applicants from Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States.
The Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition is open to students ages 9 - 18, with 15 cash prizes in 3 age groups, takes place annually in the Spring, and has no geographic boundary. The Competition is followed by a Winners Recital soon after the Competition.