James Madison University has a thriving music program that offers degrees in music performance, music education, composition, and music industry. Music minors are also welcome.
Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts
Dr. Jaclyn Wappel
Lessons available for non-majors?
Number of school harps:
Space provided for personal harps?
This program is best suited for students who ________.
would like many ensemble opportunities in a large school setting
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
its broad range of music offerings, including performance, composition, and music industry
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
perform nationally and internationally
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
commitment to excellence
One of the program highlights is its rich ensemble offerings for harpists. Some recent experiences include performances of Puccini’s opera La Boheme, a Wind Symphony tour to the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) national convention in Nashville, Tennessee, and outreach programs at local schools with the JMU Symphony. The newly created James Madison University Harp Ensemble has also been featured in intercollegiate harp events as well as performances with the James Madison University choirs.