Focus on the Arts: Jazz & World Music StudiesBy West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Mar 13, 2013 10:39PM UTC
Here’s Dean Kreider’s interview with West Virginia University’s Director of Jazz Studies Paul Scea and Director of the World Music Performance Center Michael Vercelli.
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The Minor in World Music is intended for students with musical interest outside of western art music. The required courses focus on the relationship between music and culture and support WVU’s vision of diversity and the advancement of international activity and global engagement.
WVU Music Performance
The performance curricula are especially designed for students wishing to prepare themselves as performers or as teachers of a particular instrument or voice. The increased interest of society today in the arts is creating many new opportunities for the professional musician and for the private music teacher.
A student in a performance curriculum, if entering as a freshman, should achieve proficiency level six in the principal performance area at the time of audition, and must complete proficiency level ten in that area to be eligible for graduation. In addition to presentation of a senior recital, performance majors also must make three solo appearances on the major instrument in upper-level student recitals or convocations.