Music Department

Our Mission

The music curriculum is designed to prepare students for a career in music; to provide a full range of musical opportunities to music majors and non-music majors; to maintain its state-approved program in music education which is outcome and competency-based; and to serve the campus and area communities through public performances, festivals, clinics, and educational opportunities.

Click here to see the music portion of the undergraduate catalog.

What makes us great:
A wide variety of music programs; accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music; a comprehensive faculty comprised of 35 artist-teachers; small class sizes; an emphasis on applied skills with many performance opportunities in solo, chamber and larger ensembles. Westfield State's proximity to several thriving cultural scenes makes it a prime consideration for music programs in Massachusetts.

Department Announcements

October 19, 2018

5th Annual High School Choral Festival with Dr. Jeffrey Douma.

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Student Resources

Information for current students

Undergraduate Catalog

Information about our course requirements for music majors

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.

Piano Ensemble
Wind Symphony
Jazz Big Band
University Chorus and Chamber Chorale
Small Jazz Ensembles
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Music Theatre Workshop
String Ensemble


WSU 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