MajorMusic Education - Keyboard

Wichita State's Bachelor of Music Education (BME)—keyboard—combines professional training with experienced music educators, real-world teaching experience in local schools, and virtually countless opportunities to perform, in venues big and small, on campus and throughout Kansas' center of arts and culture.

Learn how music education - keyboard is the right fit for you.

Student playing the piano.

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

To be admitted into the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. Once you're admitted to WSU, you'll need to schedule an audition through the School of Music.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Piano major finds early success as a freshman

Fine arts students have the opportunity to pursue their passions and expand their experiences.

Piano major Patrick Orr's interest in the piano began after he watched “Titanic” as a kid and decided to learn how to play the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee.”

As just a freshman, Orr won the grand prize in the Kansas City Symphony Young Artist Competition.

As the winner of the competition, Orr received the honor of accompanying the Kansas City Symphony in two performances.


The curriculum is divided into general education, music performance, music theory and history, and music education—including applied learning in K-12 classrooms—equipping you with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to start your successful teaching career.


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.

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