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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Applied Music

West Chester, PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Applied Music is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (MM) Piano pedagogy
Master of Music (MM) Performance Conducting
Master of Music (MM) Performance Instrumental
Master of Music (MM) Performance Voice
Master of Music (MM) Performance Keyboard
(Certificate) Piano pedagogy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam School of Music Graduate Placement Test (GPT)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
18
Accepted
15
Enrolled
75%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam School of Music Graduate Placement Test (GPT)
Master's Degree Requirements Audition, interview
Additional Entrance Requirements Audition, interview

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.33%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.67%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Performance, historical perspective, pedagogy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Christopher Hanning
Chair
Email: channing@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-4178
Fax: 610-436-2873

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