Vocalist with orchestra

Opera and Voice Studies

Our award-winning undergraduate and graduate-level voice and opera programs provide the rigor of conservatory-quality training in a nurturing environment. Singers study with internationally-renowned faculty, master clinicians, and guest artists, preparing them to be competitive throughout the industry.

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.