Performance Areas

The Irving S. Gilmore School of Music at Western Michigan University offers superior instruction in most of the traditional and some non-traditional instruments. Performance areas, or "studios," include both graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Music Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, Composition, Bachelor of Arts: music major, and Bachelor of Musical Arts. 

Questions may be directed to the Area Coordinators listed below or to individual faculty. Please see the Directory for a complete faculty listing.


Area Coordinators

Brass/Percussion: Scott Thornburg

Jazz Studies: Andrew Rathbun

Piano and Keyboard Studies: Yu-Lien The

Strings: Igor Fedotov

Voice: Karen Kness

Winds: Martha Councell-Vargas and Wendy Rose