Welcome to graduate studies at the Wichita State University School of Music.
Our school embodies the spirit of the WSU mission: "committed to providing comprehensive education opportunities in an urban setting." Wichita is the largest city in Kansas and the cultural hub of our region. Here, graduate students take advantage of the hands-on experiences only a large and vibrant musical community can provide. Our city is home to the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, a professional subscription orchestra with a historic relationship with the School of Music. Most of our instrumental faculty serve as principal players. Our instrumental performance assistantship program combines applied study and professional training with the Wichita Symphony. The members of the graduate string quartet play sponsored outreach chamber concerts in addition to symphony experience. The School of Music is proud of the recent addition of the St. Petersburg String Quartet as resident artists. Our opera department works together with the local company Opera Kansas. Other notable Wichita institutions include Music Theater of Wichita, Kansas' largest subscription arts organization, and Wichita Grand Opera, which brings world-famous singers to community audiences. Wichita has the largest school district in the state of Kansas; our music education programs have a proven track-record of exceptional academic interaction and career placement. There are many on-campus performance opportunities as well; WSU has two wind ensembles, jazz band, orchestra, opera, choirs, music theater, and many established student chamber groups.
Here are the music degrees offered at Wichita State:
Master of Music Education; concentrations in elementary music, choral music, instrumental music, special education, voice, and conducting.
Master of Music; concentrations in Performance, Opera Performance, Chamber Music, Theory/Composition, Instrumental Conducting, Music History/Literature, Piano Accompanying and Piano Pedagogy.
Auditions: Each major area has its own audition requirements. Please contact the head of the appropriate department for more information.
Thanks for looking into WSU! Please don't hesitate to contact the faculty with any questions.
Dr. Mark Foley, coordinator, graduate studies