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Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Music Mission Statement

The School of Music is a unit in the College of Fine and Performing Arts of Western Carolina University, a comprehensive state university. The School supports the general objectives of the university by providing nationally accredited curricula in music with professional and liberal arts emphases. 

The School of Music serves as a primary advocate for the arts in the area, and as a source of musical culture and education for the region through performances, clinics, workshops, festivals, and consultant work.  A commitment to excellence of scholarly and creative activity in music performance, pedagogy, research, and composition prepares students for the professional world.  A highly active performance agenda both on and off campus provides students with many opportunities to use their musical training in direct service to the local and regional community.  The School of Music primarily serves North Carolina, but students are recruited nationally.

John West
Director, School of Music


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