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World Music Minor

The Minor in World Music is intended for students with a musical interest outside of Western art music. The required courses focus on the relationship between music and culture and support WVU’s vision of diversity and the advancement of international activity and global engagement. Students may participate in the School of Music’s World Music ensembles, including steel drums, African music and dance, Balinese and Javanese gamelans, Japanese Taiko drums, and more. Optional study abroad programs include a summer music program in Ghana and an exchange program with universities in Brazil.


Required Courses – 6 hours

Music Ensembles and/or Chamber-6 hours (May be repeated for additional credit)

Music Electives – 6 hours from the following courses:

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