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Percussion Studies

Wichita State University's School of Music has developed programs in music education, music performance, pedagogy, history/literature, theory/composition, and conducting which are significant in size and quality and are highly acclaimed throughout the nation. In part, this is due to Wichita State's urban setting, affording cultural diversity with excellent opportunities for faculty and students.

Musicians may pursue one of three degrees: Bachelor of Music Education, which prepares students for positions in preschool to high school; Bachelor of Music, which prepares students for a graduate-level performance program, professional playing and/or private teaching career; or Bachelor of Arts in Music, with an emphasis on liberal arts courses. All of these programs combine performance with musical development and include the general education components of university studies.  In addition to the regular courses, faculty also offer specialized classes.