The Mount de Chantal Conservatory of Music and the Edouard and Simone Ziegler Recital Hall are home to the WJU instrumental music program.
The Instrumental Music program promotes curricular and co-curricular musical activities on campus through the organization of bands and ensembles. In addition to providing a fun break from studies, playing an instrument on campus is fun, and offers students an opportunity to develop teamwork and creativity.
Coordinator of University Bands
Anthony J. Panebianco (b. 1991) is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger with degrees in both music performance and education from West Liberty University in West Virginia. His ongoing study of classical and jazz saxophone began in 2010 under Dr. Christopher Barrick (currently of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith), and continues today under internationally noted saxophonist Curtis Johnson. His compositional study began in 2011 under Dr. Matthew Harder, and his Jazz/Commercial arrangement study began in 2010 under Prof. Jay Ware (currently of the University of South Carolina - State), and in 2014 under Prof. Patrick Garrett. Mr. Panebianco has been a frequently recognized soloist performing in several nationally recognized organizations and collegiate ensembles: Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra, West Liberty University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, New Day Saxophone Quartet, Jamboree in the Hills, Team Phunk Phace, Jam Speak Jazz, and premiers at The WestFork New Music Festival.
His compositions have been described as "comfortably uncomfortable" and explore 20th century compositional techniques in traditional forms.
Instrumental Music Opportunities on Campus
This group is comprised of WJU students, retired music teachers, high school students, and musicians from the local community.
Student Chamber Ensemble
This ensemble comprised of WJU students performs rarely played, newly composed, or academically significant literature.
Exploring America's original music in a small setting. Open to WJU students and community.
Open to all University students and alumni. This group plays for sporting events and special activities on campus.
Private instruction is available for students interested in becoming more proficient at their instrument.
To learn more about the WJU Instrumental Music Department contact Anthony Panebianco at email@example.com.