The Nancy McNary Douglas Endowed Music Education Scholarship

A West Virginia University School of Music alumnus has endowed a music education scholarship in honor of her beloved professors.

Nancy Douglas attended WVU from 1952 - 1956. During her time as a music education major, faculty members Clifford Brown and Bernard McGregor left a lasting impression.

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Oct. 6 WVU jazz concert to benefit NAACP

The West Virginia University Jazz Studio will perform a small ensembles concert on Oct. 6 in support of Black Lives Matter and The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People .

The concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., can be streamed at The program will begin with a performance by Aether Flute Quartet, made up of WVU undergraduate students.

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Faculty Spotlight: Hope Koehler

Professor of Voice Hope Koehler stayed busy this summer, virtually.

Koehler taught in June at the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts. She taught voice to 15 students, ages 15 - 17. The students created three mini operas using famous opera tunes, but wrote the lyrics and plots themselves. To watch, visit

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College of Creative Arts launches Creative Consultants program

A new program in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts will bring students together with successful alumni and friends of the university for one-on-one mentorship and career guidance.

Creative Consultants is a professional mentorship initiative that, through a competitive application process, matches outstanding College of Creative Arts students with extraordinary professionals in the fields of art and design, music, theatre, dance, and arts education, administration and industry. 

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School of Music professor creates educational video game

West Virginia University’s Matthew Heap created a video game to help his students learn music theory.

Heap, assistant professor of composition and theory in WVU’s School of Music, designed and built “Theory Game: The Curse of the Lost Rules." The game, available in the Apple App Store, is made up of mini-games that help reinforce theory skills.

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