Duerksen Renovation

2010 ~ 2013


The past four years have been an amazing combination of excitement, frustration, deadlines coming and going, and much more! We have had to rehearse and perform in venues all over campus and the city of Wichita. Instruments have been transported; faculty and students have driven; patrons have found our concerts on and off campus. Faculty have shared offices and studios; students have practiced in a variety of spaces. But $12,000,000 later we are finally BACK! The HVAC system has been installed. There is new lighting, new tile floors, new sound systems for classrooms, new furniture, and new 300-pound acoustical doors! The process started in 2010, and we were given the official "Certificate of Occupancy" August 12, 2013. These are photos of various stages of the project. I hope you enjoy them.

Russ Widener, Director, School of Music