Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
School of Music
Dr. Christopher Hanning
Administrative Assistant to Dean
Will Hillegeist, M.M.
Matthew Scott Miller
Robert (Bob) Rust
Recording Engineer/Video Technician
Director, Acoustic Instrument Technical Services
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.