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  • female drum instructor teaching a group of small children
  • posed photo of the Western Wind Quintet with horn player surrounded by clarinetist, bassoonist, oboist and flutists.

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The School of Music at Western Michigan University offers a dynamic environment for students to perform, curate and create music from a variety of music traditions, philosophies and cultures. As artists, practitioners and educators, we strive to recognize and uplift humanity through musical expression and intersectionality.

Innovative The School of Music recognizes and cultivates the exciting frontiers of Performance, Music Therapy, Sound Art, Music Education, Multimedia Arts and Technology, and Jazz. We encourage experimentation, diversification and flexibility. 

Inclusive We believe the integrity of our program depends on our attention to the diversity of our voices. 

Connected The School of Music faculty maintain an exhilarating level of professional activity. Staying contemporary with music trends, charting new territory and contributing to the field of music ensure that our program and degrees maintain the highest currency.  

Stimulating The School of Music is big enough to provide a full spectrum music education and small enough to afford ample opportunity for all students to participate. The School of Music produces over 800 concerts per year.