Master'sMusic Education - Instrumental Music

Wichita State's Master of Music Education (MME) program will help you take your musical talent to a higher level while gaining the knowledge and skills needed for a rewarding career as a music educator. You'll learn from faculty with extensive classroom experience—and take advantage of applied learning opportunities in Kansas' largest school district.

Learn how Music Education - Instrumental Music is the right fit for you.

Students playing their instruments on stage.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution. Students holding bachelor's degrees in music other than the BME must satisfy public school certification requirements to qualify for full admission. Applicants without such certification are admitted on a conditional basis pending their attainment of public school teaching credentials.

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Inside the Program

Playing the trumpet is easier with WSU invention

Music education students have the opportunity to learn from innovative faculty.

David Hunsicker is not only a longtime musician. The associate professor of trumpet is also an inventor and business owner.

Hunsicker partnered with WSU's National Institute for Aviation Research and WSU Ventures to create the Gapper, a flexible plastic device that allows musicians to control the third valve slide. 

Hunsicker says the ring on the third valve slide tends to too big for musicians with smaller hands. The gap between the finger and the ring causes a delay in moving the slide, which results in a missed note. The Gapper fixes that problem.


The program offers several options: coral and elementary music, instrumental conducting, instrumental music (with recital option), music in special education, and voice. MME programs range from 32-36 credit hours.


Thanks to WSU's extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.