West Chester University of Pennsylvania School of Music offers an outstanding opportunity in performance and musicianship through the Applied Music Department. Our superior performance and practice venues, 22 new Steinways, Skinner organ, tech lab, Roland piano lab… in concert with our outstanding faculty provide a great educational opportunity. The faculty of the Applied Music Department have dual careers as both dedicated educators and professional musicians. You will have the tremendous opportunity to study with active and performing musicians who are dedicated to teaching. Whether your instrument be a keyboard, voice, or instrument — you will working with the best teachers in an environment that will support every aspect of your musical growth. We support a wide variety of performance degrees, including a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Master of Music in Performance. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at major institutions and to continue their music education. The School of Music has a heavy emphasis on performance and musicianship across all disciplines and the Applied Music Department is the centerpiece of this education. Applied Music faculty provide private lessons for all music students and are the directors for the wide variety of student ensembles.
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Shenandoah Conservatory is a performing arts community located near Washington DC with a comprehensive unit of 750 students and 120 faculty in music, theater and dance. In 2008-09, resident and visiting artists include the Audubon Quartet, pianist John O'Conor and trumpet artist Jens Lindemann.