Karla Burns

June 8, 2021 - Karla Burns’ legacy of music and drama is one of Wichita State University’s most prominent contributions to the performing arts. Burns, 66, died June 4 in Wichita. She attended Dunbar Elementary School and graduated from West High School. At Wichita State, she earned bachelor’s degrees in music education and in speech/theater, both in 1981.

David Hunsicker playing trumpet

Feb. 10, 2020 - Wichita State Assistant Professor of Trumpet David Hunsicker partnered with WSU's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and WSU Ventures to create the Gapper, a flexible plastic device that helps musicians control the third valve slide on the trumpet.

Orr

April 25, 2017 - WSU freshman piano major Patrick Orr won the Grand Prize in the Kansas City Symphony Young Artist Competition. As the winner of the competition, Orr will accompany the Kansas City Symphony on May 24 and 25.