Welcome to the Wells School of Music

Explore a career in music at the West Chester University Wells School of Music, accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music. Programs are available in Music Performance, Education, Theory, History, Composition, Music with Elective Studies in an Outside Field, and Music Therapy. With state-of-the-art rehearsal and performing facilities and scholarship opportunities, students can also get involved in multiple ensembles, including band, vocal/choral, orchestra and more. For alumni of West Chester University’s music program featuring multiple majors and disciplines, the opportunities are endless for a satisfying future career in the world of music.

With more than 200 concerts annually, the Wells School of Music is looking forward to welcoming you to campus (or via live stream) for an upcoming performance. We hope that you will experience in person the vibrancy of our nationally recognized programs of study, and see first-hand the remarkable scholarly and artistic community that is the Wells School of Music at WCU.

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Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wells School of Music is to provide an inclusive, world-class education by engaging students in diverse and evolving degree programs that further artistic excellence and help students become valuable contributors to a greater society.

Vision Statement

The Wells School of music will continue to develop quality and innovative programs to ensure student success. We will strive to build our standing as a cultural resource that begins in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and extends throughout the Nation.  Through performance and scholarship at the highest levels, our faculty will build National and International reputations that reflect on and contribute to the university community. As respected musicians, scholars, composers, performers, educators, and music therapists, our graduates will enter their respective fields with an entrepreneurial spirit that will foster innovation to meet the ever-changing landscape in the world of music.


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West Chester University. Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. Road to the Roses '24.

The RamBand Road to the Roses initiative is an exciting opportunity to support the INCOMPARABLE Golden Rams Marching Band as they prepare to perform at the 135th Rose Parade® in Pasadena, California! Funds raised through the initiative will help cover trip costs for our 330 marching band members as they travel to Pasadena to represent West Chester University and the greater West Chester community in front of 750,000 people along the parade route and over 30 million television viewers around the globe!

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