A minor in music from Wichita State gives you a way to hone your musical skills while pursuing any major outside of the School of Music. The minor is a valuable asset for many degrees and careers, including those in education and the performing arts.

Learn how music is the right fit for you.

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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 take courses in the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

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

Inside the Program

Piano major finds early success as a freshman

Music 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 20-credit-hour minor is available to any non-music major and includes course in theory, music literature, world music, history, applied music and more.  


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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