The School of Music, housed in Duerksen Fine Arts Center, 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.
There are many work-related opportunities in the city of Wichita for students to earn extra income and gain valuable experience as musicians and teachers. They serve as private instructors, solo performers, members of jazz and pop ensembles, as well as members of community and metropolitan orchestras. Students may also audition for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra as vacancies occur.
ucators National Conference and Student Music Teachers Association. As well as Sigma Alpha Iota. Mu Phi Epsilon. Kappa Kappa Psi, or Tau Beta Sigma.