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At JMU our visual and performing arts students are trained in traditional practices and new approaches and technologies. Our graduates shine because they receive excellent artistic training and also learn to leverage artistic expression and creative thinking.


Music alumn Omar Thomas visits the JMU Forbes Center

'JMU’s School of Music wasn’t just about the music. The JMU experience is about growing. It’s about surviving growing pains and being at a school that gives you the freedom to have growing pains.'

Omar Thomas (’06), Assistant Professor for Boston’s Berklee College of Music

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