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Undergraduate Programs in Music

WCU MusicianWestern’s School of Music serves approximately 180 undergraduate music students in variety of exciting and challenging programs. Whether your interests are in performance, music educationmusic industry, or commercial and electronic music, you will find Western’s undergraduate program will stimulate you to develop your musical skills while preparing for your professional career. 

The following undergraduate music degrees are conferred at Western Carolina University:

minor in music is available to students who wish to pursue another major while undertaking foundational studies in music performance and musicianship.  Like the undergraduate degree programs, acceptance into the minor requires a live audition before music faculty.  Availability of the minor may be limited in some studios.

*Students in Music Education, please note:

  • Currently enrolled students may complete either the B.S.Ed. program as described in the 2009-10 Undergraduate Catalog, or the new program as described in the 2010-2011 catalog.  If you are completing the older program, see your advisor about how changes to the Professional Education Sequence may affect you.
  • Students entering a music education program in Fall 2010 and thereafter will receive the B.S.Ed. degree as second degree, conferred upon completion of the B.M. in music education.

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