The Irving S. Gilmore School of Music is being named for the former philanthropist and arts patron whose legacy includes the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.
Where passion meets practice.
The Irving S. Gilmore School of Music at Western Michigan University is dedicated to music as an art form that elevates the lives of all who experience it; that embraces and transcends the entire range of human emotion, expression, and community that is vital to the cultural enrichment of society.
School of Music
Supportive community of musicians and scholars
Significant funding for professional development and career-building activities
A vibrant school that hosts over 150 guest artists and scholars every year
A vocal performance major, Daniela Peña Cabreja routinely sings the praises of Western Michigan University. In addition to world-class vocal training and once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities, WMU helped her discover a new passion and career path.
Smart is the percussive pursuit of purpose that drums the beat for others to march to. It's digging deep when you feel lost and finding strength in your own story.