Master'sMusic - Performance Concentration - Piano Emphasis

Wichita State's Master of Music degree program will help you take your musical talent—and career—to a higher level. The program combines professional training with acclaimed faculty and year-round performance opportunities—on campus and throughout Kansas' center of arts and culture.

Learn how Music - Performance Concentration - Piano Emphasis is the right fit for you.

 
Student playing on 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

For admission into the Master of Music program, you must:

  • Be admitted to the WSU Graduate School
  • Have a Bachelor of Music degree in your area of specialization
  • Successfully complete an audition

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Piano major finds early success as a freshman

Music students with a performance concentration in piano may have the opporutunity to expand their experiences.

As just a freshman, piano major Patrick 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.

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.”

Curriculum

To complete the Master of Music degree, you'll take a minimum of 32 credit hours, with 60 percent of your work in courses numbered 700 or above, and complete a thesis or recital depending on your concentration.

Every MM concentration requires 12 credit hours of core courses—in addition to hours in your specialization area.

Careers

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.