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Music Department

Close, personal attention from audition to graduation

Westfield offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, with optional concentrations in Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music History, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance. 

  • All-Steinway School of Distinction – one of only 200 globally
  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
  • Living Learning Community – live with other art, music and theatre students in a designated are of University Hall
  • A thriving, local cultural music scene
  • Opportunities to expand into other areas of concentration, such as music management and music therapy
  • Near 100% placement rate for music education majors

Department Spotlight

Audition Information

In addition to submitting a completed application for admission to Westfield State University, all prospective music majors and minors must audition to be considered for admission to the music program. The application deadline is March 1st, 2021.

Audition Details

Department Announcements


Performance Calendar

Upcoming concerts, events, and recitals. Most events are free and open to the public.


Ely Library

Our campus library with access to music resources including the entire Naxos Music Library available for streaming


Our ensembles are open to all students including non-music majors. Music majors are required to participate in at least one large and one small ensemble each semester of study.

Health & Safety Policies

Policies, protocols, and operational procedures

Music Department Handbook

General Information Policies and Procedures

Undergraduate Catalog

Information about our course requirements for music majors


Our graduates are currently employed in these careers:

  • Teachers in public and private schools
  • Professional performers
  • Composers
  • Music Directors
  • Entertainment (Cruise ships, Disney)
  • College Professors
  • Military Bands