Music at UVa-Wise


Welcome to the UVa-Wise Division of Music!




The Division of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Music Major, the Music Minor, as well as coursework applicable to the College General Education Humanities and Arts areas. The Division of Music majors also offer a Teacher Endorsement Program (TEP) for Virginia licensure in Music Education PreK-12.

Our Mission: To foster and further the understanding, performance, and enjoyment of music in our classrooms, on our campus, and in our community.


Instrumental Ensembles
Bluegrass Ensemble Richard Galyean, director
Clarinet Choir Suzanna Masters, director
Handbell Choir David Barker, director
Highland Cavalier Pep Band Richard Galyean, director
Highland Winds Richard Galyean, director
Jazz Ensemble Donald Sorah, director
Marching Highland Cavaliers Richard Galyean, director
Percussion Ensemble Mark Collins, director
Poor Farm V Brass Quintet Donald Sorah, director
Saxophone Ensemble Michael Twigg, director
String Ensemble Cynthia Mueller, director
Trumpet Ensemble Donald Sorah, director
Wind Ensemble Richard Galyean, director
Wise/Guys Low Brass Richard Galyean, director
Woodwind Quintet Suzanna Masters, director


Choral Ensembles
Concert Choir             , director
Highland Chorale  
Highland Singers , director
Madrigal Choir , director