Shepherd University School of Music
Each of Shepherd University’s School of Music programs prepares you to be a 21st-century musician through a personalized and student-centered approach.
Composition | General Music
Music in Performance, B.M.P.
Instrumental | Vocal | Piano | Jazz
Music Education, B.M.E.
Vocal | Instrumental
No matter the program you choose, we will provide you with the musical experience to jumpstart your career and individualized attention from faculty and guest artists to grow your professional network. Cultivate your talents and find your musical community by joining our wind symphony, student orchestra, marching band, or one of our many musical ensembles. Please take a few moments to view the variety of concerts and events and mark your calendars! If you haven’t already, please join our mailing list.
Isaac Vila ’21 | Broadcast technician, SiriusXM
During his time in the music program, Isaac was exposed to a variety of courses where he was challenged to learn different aspects of the music industry. This benefited him in his professional journey as he was able to experience working with the Shepherd recording project, where he learned all about technology in music. He was also an active member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, where he was surrounded by a wonderful group of people equally as passionate about music.
A big part of his journey at Shepherd was the multiple internship opportunities he participated in. He interned with NexGen Music, a local music label in Shepherdstown where he learned about studio operations and the different parts of a music business. Another internship was with Welsh Sound. There, he learned about all the facets of live sound and how to operate the technology that pertains to getting a show up and running. This internship later brought him a position after graduation as a freelance contractor.
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