Visit Music

A view of the concert hall from the audience during a performance.

Welcome to the Music Department at Western Washington University!

We are thrilled to welcome you to our beautiful campus and invite you to witness our program in action throughout the academic year. Intersession and summer visits are limited and not guaranteed. 

Please take a moment to explore the information below, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

How to Schedule a Visit

  1. Submit the Music Department Visit Form.
  2. Confirm your tentative schedule via email.
  3. Come to campus!

We will contact you via email with a personalized schedule based on your interests and program availability. Please allow a minimum of five business days for an initial response.

We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community and sharing our passion for music with you!

Can't make it to campus?

We are happy to set up virtual meetings with available faculty and staff. Contact us to inquire about scheduling. We encourage you to also check out the virtual campus tour options included below! Our department is working on a virtual tour of our building for those who cannot attend.

Visit Experience

Past visits have included a tour of the Performing Arts Center (PA/PAC), meeting with area faculty, meeting with the undergraduate advisor, sample lesson, advising participation or observation of ensembles, and observations of core music classes, music education classes, composition masterclass, and music history classes.

Visit opportunities are subject to rehearsal, testing, and faculty schedules, and while we cannot guarantee access to all activities, we will do our best to accommodate your interests.

Campus Visit Days

On campus-wide admissions visit days (Junior Days, Viking Admitted Days, etc.) individual music visits may not be possible, and group opportunities will be provided. Please follow the "How to Schedule a Visit" process and we will follow up with opportunities on your visit day. 

Campus Tours

The best way to find out if Western is the best fit for you is to visit! WWU offers many ways to learn more about our academics and community – both in-person and online.

For more information please visit the WWU Admissions Office Visit page.

In-Person Options

Take a tour of Western's beautiful campus! 60 or 90-minute walking tour on most weekdays and some Saturdays. Campus tours begin on South Campus near the Rec center and end on the Performing Arts Center Plaza.

Keep in mind that the music department cannot usually accommodate a weekend visit.

Explore the campus tour options!

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are a great way to explore campus when tours are not available or are the experience you are looking for. 

Explore the self-guided tour page for more information and recommendations.

Virtual Tours

Virtual tours are another great option to explore campus! The Admissions Office has put together a list of virtual options for you to explore. These include, virtual hosted or self-guided campus tours, virtual residence tours, transfer information sessions, and many YouTube videos to explore. 

Explore the virtual tour options.

Directions and Accommodations

We encourage all visitors to explore the Admissions Office Visit Us page! This page contains essential information regarding directors, parking, accommodations, transportation, and things to do on campus!

The Performing Arts Center (PA) is located on North Campus across the plaza from the Viking Union, Multicultural Center, and Bookstore. Look for the big red statue, for Handel. Visit the CFPA Getting Here page for more information. 

Parking Options

Parking is available for purchase in the 6V and C lots. Visitors may park in the Visitors may pay via mobile app or via debit and credit cards at pay stations. We recommend downloading the or the ParkMobile app to pay online since you can add to your time via the app throughout the day! 

  • Weekends and After 4:30 pm M-F: Visitors may park for free in C, 12A, and 27R. Additional paid parking is available in 6V, 7G, 9G, 11G, 17G, and 19G.

Explore the CFPA Getting Here page and the visitor's parking page for more information.

Visitors may park for free in C, 12A, and 27R. Additional paid parking is available in 6V, 7G, 9G, 11G, 17G, and 19G.

Explore the CFPA Getting Here page and the visitor's parking page for more information.

Explore Music

This section is designed to help you find additional information and resources to guide you in your next steps.

We encourage you to browse through our links and resources to discover all that our music program has to offer and we are here to answer any questions!

Explore WWU

Start exploring campus resources! Below we have included resources that previous visitors found helpful!

We encourage you to also visit the Viking Resources Hub and Resource Directory for more important resources and information.

Questions or Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Department of Music Performing Arts Center 273 Mailstop 9107 516 High Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 (360) 650-3130

Looking for more information?

If you have any questions, we're happy to find you an answer. Call the Music Department Office 360-650-3130, or view the directory of faculty and staff.