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