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Graduate Conducting

Welcome to the School of Music at Wichita State University's Conducting Program.

Graduate students are welcome to audition to join our program and study conducting with our highly respected conducting faculty. Students in the Master of Music program who want to study conducting can choose to focus in choir, orchestral, or wind/band music. Major work for degrees in conducting includes advanced conducting, analytical studies, score reading, orchestration, arranging, performance-related writing and conducting practica.

In addition, our conducting faculty lead School of Music students in numerous outstanding ensembles and chamber groups. Recitals and concerts by the school's performing organizations, faculty, guest artists and students provide the university community and Wichita area with some of the finest music being performed today.


Conducting Faculty

Dr. Ryan Beeken

Choral Conducting

(316) 978-6429

Dr. Mark Laycock

Orchestral Conducting

(316) 978-6202

Dr. Timothy Shade

Wind Conducting

(316) 978-3500

If you would like more information, please complet our Prospective Graduate Student Form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the faculty above. You may also contact Dr. David MacDonald, Graduate Studies Coordinator.


Complet the Prospective Graduate Student Form


Email Dr. David MacDonald