Faculty members in the School of Music are artist-teachers who have significant teaching
and professional playing experience. Each full time faculty member is a nationally
recognized musician in their own right and frequently appear as guest artists, guest
conductors and clinicians throughout Kansas and the United States. Their successful
careers span all facets of the professional world.
Many members of the faculty are principals or members of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra,
as well as members of faculty ensembles and other ensembles of national repute. Faculty
ensembles present a concert on campus each year. In addition, these ensembles frequently
present concerts and clinics at other universities and communities throughout the
nation. The music faculty at Wichita State are committed to each individual student
and are interested in personal music development.
Both individual performance skills and ensemble experience are central to the music
program at Wichita State University. The School of Music offers an excellent variety
of performance opportunities through a wide range of large ensembles, including four
choirs, two concert bands, a symphony orchestra, a jazz ensemble, and athletic bands,
and small ensembles.
Because of the close relationship between the University and the Wichita Symphony
Orchestra, music students are not only able to hear world-class artists perform throughout
the year, but are often given the opportunity to meet and play for them in masterclass