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Student Spotlight 1

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Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

School of Music
Phone: 610-436-2739
Fax: 610-436-2873

Dr. Christopher Hanning
Dean (Interim)
Phone: 610-430-4178

Kaysey Davis
Administrative Assistant to Dean
Phone: 610-430-4177

Will Hillegeist, M.M.
Business Manager
Phone: 610-436-3484

Matthew Scott Miller
Events Coordinator
Phone: 610-436-2678

Robert (Bob) Rust
Recording Engineer/Video Technician
Phone: 610-436-2937

Gerry Cousins
Director, Acoustic Instrument Technical Services
Phone: 610-436-2634

Faculty Contact Information:
Applied Music
Music Education
Music Theory, History and Composition


Major: Music Theory and Composition/English Composition
Hometown: West Grove, PA
Expected Graduation: 2020

Why did you decide to attend West Chester University?
So many reasons. It's close to home, in-state, and a great music school.

What is your favorite thing about the School of Music?
The people. The faculty are all so encouraging, the students are like a family, and the atmosphere is one of self-improvement.

What didn't you know about the School of Music before you came to WCU?
I really didn't know anything about the composition staff. There was no way I could have imagined them being as cool as they are. Also, I had no idea the opportunities I'd be faced with – there are so many learning opportunities.

What do you plan to do after graduation?
I haven't quite figured that out yet. I hope to do what I love: write - music and words. My ultimate goal is to make people think, I mean really consider, things. I want people to question their preconceived notions and hopefully open their minds a little bit more.

What would you like to tell students considering WCU or the School of Music?
Students who consider the school of music need to know a lot of things. For one, this school is top-notch. You don't have to go to an outrageously expensive school to get a fantastic education in music. Also, the people here are unlike any you will ever meet anywhere else. I can't imagine going to another school.