The purpose of the Student Advisory Board shall be to act as a liaison between the students and the School's faculty and administrators in order to create a better learning environment within the Wells School of Music (WSOM). In that capacity, the Student Advisory Board will meet monthly with the Dean of the School.
My name is Darby MacAdams, and I am a junior Music Education major with a double bass focus. I am the Corresponding Chair for the Student Advisory Board. In addition to serving on the Student Advisory Board, I also serve as the Executive Warden for the WCUSO Executive Committee. I am involved in on-campus groups such as ASTA, WCUSO, Chamber Orchestra, and NAfME. Additionally, I have been involved in other groups such as Women's Chorus, the WCU Incomparable Golden Ram Marching Band, and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. I look forward to working with you, the students of the Wells School of Music, to make WCU a better learning environment for all of us!
My name is Leanne Frist, and I am a junior Music Therapy major with a focus in voice. I am the Recording Chair for the Student Advisory Board. In addition to serving on the Student Advisory Board, I am a member of Concert Choir and a School of Music Mentor. I am the Secretary for Under A Rest, and the Social Media Chair for Sigma Alpha Iota. I also teach voice and piano lessons at Valotta Studios. I am eager to be working with the Wells School of Music to create positive change in the learning environment.
My name is Kendra Woywod, and I am a junior Music Education major on the saxophone. I am also a member of the Honors College with a minor in Civic and Professional Leadership in Education. In addition to serving on the Student Advisory Board, I am the president of WCU's NAfME chapter and a sister of SAI. I also serve on the PMEA District 12 Board as the PCMEA representative. Currently, I play in the Wind Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, and Clarinet Ensemble. I am thrilled to be serving on the Student Advisory Board and working with all of you to improve the Wells School of Music community.
My name is Adrianna Korey and I am serving as the Graduate Representative for the Wells School of Music Student Advisory Board. I have recently completed my B.M. in Music Education with a minor in Music Management Studies at the University of Delaware. I am currently pursuing a M.M. in Trumpet Performance, as well as serving as graduate assistant to the Department of Music Education here at WCU. Presently, I have the pleasure of performing with the WCU Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, and Trumpet Ensemble. Outside of WSOM, I hold the position of Assistant Conference Director for the International Trumpet Guild and Operations Manager for A minor Tune Up Trumpet & Brasswind Services, located in Wilmington, DE. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside the SAB and the students of WSOM!
My name is Kevin Scheetz, and I am a sophomore Music Education major on trombone. In addition to serving on the WSOM Student Advisory Board, I am the Warden for the Rho Sigma chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Other organizations I am a part of include the Wind Ensemble, Statesmen Jazz Ensemble, the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, Trombone Ensemble, and NAfME. I am looking forward to working with everyone in the Wells School of Music to make this school the best it can be!
Hello there, my name is Spencer Camacho! I am a fourth year music education and piano performance double major, with minors in music production, communication studies, and civic and professional leadership. In addition to serving on the Student Advisory Board, I am also the music director of Under A Rest A Cappella and the president of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honors society. Never hesitate to use me as a resource, I look forward to working with you all!
Swope Music Building
Monday-Sunday: 7:00 AM-12:00 AM
(electronic swipe card access from 10:00 PM-12:00 AM and 24 hours on weekends)
Presser Music Library
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
Music Education Computer Lab
Due to frequently changing hours of operation, this information can be found on the door of the computer lab.
The Swope Music Building at West Chester University offers a wide array of practice facilities for your use including eight Piano Major Practice Rooms (with Grand Pianos), 32 Standard Practice Rooms (most with Upright Pianos), a Percussion Practice Suite, three Organ Practice Rooms, a Harpsichord Room, a Reed Room, and Piano Pedagogy Room. Practice facilities are free for students to use for the duration of their enrollment in a Wells School of Music degree program at West Chester University. All students may have access to the Standard Practice Rooms. However, students may only have access to the specialized facilities if they are enrolled in major lessons respective to those facilities; their Ram-e-Cards will be automatically programmed based on scheduled lessons. While practice facilities are free for students' use, students will be financially responsible for any damages incurred to the practice facilities during their use as determined by the Wells School of Music Administration. A valid Ram-e-Card is required to access the practice rooms.
To request access to a standard practice room, please use the following link: Practice Room Access.
The Presser Music Library is located on the first floor of Swope and is available to all members of the University community and to members of the public who have been given a library card at the F.H. Green library.
Scores, reference books and most LP recordings are on open shelves. Materials on course or general reserve, all compact discs and anything with a call number ending in "(c)" are in a locked cabinet or reserved stacks behind the service counter, and may be requested by call number. Materials on reserve, sound recordings, reference books and scores stamped "Does not circulate" may be used only in the library. You may borrow from the rest of the collection (notably most scores) for a six-week period, with one possible renewal.
For help in locating materials or operating equipment, feel free to ask any member of the library staff to assist you. Check out the subject guide for music for more information and additional resources.
During your time in the Wells School of Music, you may want to use spaces in Swope Music Building for a variety of events or programs. Room booking is easy. Look for and reserve an available room on the WCU Space Management Website. Before booking, please review the general rules and guidelines for reserving and using spaces in Swope Music Building.
Please note that the person booking the room is responsible for the following:
Being a part of the Wells School of Music Referral Database means that when community members call the University asking for the contact information of local musicians for off-campus jobs, we can give them your contact information. If you would like to be part of this database, please follow the link below to submit the necessary information.
West Chester University Bands proudly sponsor six different performing ensembles that involve more than 400 students. Opportunities for majors and non-majors are available in all of our concert and athletic bands. Our mission is dedicated to the cultivation and performance of the highest quality music while continuing the proud tradition of excellence that has been the hallmark of the bands at West Chester University.
West Chester University's Choral Program has a long and proud tradition. We are an important part of the University's cultural life, with 250 or more students enrolled each semester in our six ensembles, performing at more than a dozen concerts for large and appreciative audiences. Each year, thousands of people hear a West Chester choir -- not only on campus but through off-campus performances in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, along the East Coast, and in California, Florida, the desert Southwest, and Europe.
The primary mission of the Office of Student Conduct is to foster personal development and maintain community standards by providing an educational student conduct process. Student clubs and organizations are intended to provide a framework in which students engage in hands-on experiences in civic engagement, leadership, social responsibility, and build on personal values. Student experiences should complete their academic endeavors and solidify career aspirations. As such, West Chester University expects its student clubs, organizations, and athletic teams to uphold the University’s values and to foster and support an educational community.
Organizations that do not promote and practice these values and maintain respect, health, and safety standards for their members and the University community at large, will not be welcome on campus. Student organizations that are alleged to engage in any prohibited or unlawful acts that result in the issuance of violations of University expectations have rights to process. The details are included in the Student Code of Conduct. Student groups, as well as their members and leaders, may be held collectively and/or individually responsible for violations of the Student Code of Conduct or other University policies. It is the responsibility of the group’s student president, leader, or designee to represent the group through the conduct process.
For further information on group conduct, including How to Refer a Concern about a Group Activity, Rams Take Care of Rams: Safe Harbor Immunity, and Student Conduct Process, please visit the Office of Student Conduct website.