Discover your musical identity as part of our vibrant community of artists.

Empower your passion and creative expression with a bachelor’s degree in music or music therapy from Westfield State University. We offer experiences for both music majors and music minors, with areas of focus in composition, jazz studies, music education, music therapy, music history, instrumental performance, and vocal performance. Expand your studies into additional areas, such as music management and music technology, to fit your goals.

Admission Auditions
In addition to submitting a completed application for admission to the Westfield State University Music Department, all prospective music majors and music minors must audition to be considered for admission to the music program.

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  • Accredited by the National Association of School Music

  • Approved by the American Music Therapy Association

  • All-Steinway School of Distinction

Receive close, personal attention—from audition to graduation.

Westfield State University’s music program is comprised of 35 artist-teachers providing comprehensive expertise in music. All music faculty are active members of the regional and national music community, and many are active throughout the world. Small classes provide individualized opportunities and a close relationship with your professors and mentors, who share your strong passion for music.

A Westfield State University music professor conducts students in a music classroom.

Get student support from start to finish.

Experience comprehensive support at the Center for Student Success and Engagement. Whether you're navigating the college transition, seeking academic advice, honing study strategies, or accessing various resources, our dedicated programs are ready to assist you.

Be part of a thriving on-campus artist community.

As a music major or music minor at Westfield State University, you’ll have the chance to be part of a Living Learning Community—living on campus with other art, music, and theatre students in a designated University Hall area. You’ll also have easy access to a thriving local cultural music scene. Here, you’ll receive the support and resources you need to develop, grow, and hone your musical skills while building lasting connections through shared musical experiences.

Students in the French horn section play their instruments.

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Please reach out with any questions you have about the Music Department. We are happy to connect with you one-on-one.

Dr. Edward Orgill stands outside while holding a saxophone.

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Dr. Edward Orgill
Chair – Music Department
Dower Center 246A

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