Warren Wilson College’s music program is designed for students with career ambitions in music as well as those who wish to incorporate music into their broader liberal arts experience. It emphasizes open and diverse understandings of music, the improvement of performance skills, and a strong foundation of musical knowledge. In addition to a conventional music minor, the Music Department also offers a unique concentration in Traditional Music. Students wishing to pursue a minor in Music must declare their intentions at the earliest opportunity to facilitate planning.
The mission of the Music Department is to provide a creative and intellectual environment for all students to study, perform, create, and speak and write about music.
The goals of the Music Program are the following: