MajorMusic Performance - Keyboard

A Bachelor of Music (BM) in performance—keyboard emphasis—will help take your musical talent to a higher level. You’ll train like a professional with acclaimed faculty. And you’ll have the opportunity to dazzle audiences on campus and across the state’s center of arts and culture. The degree is ideal for advanced study in music—and opens doors to successful performance careers locally, nationally and internationally.

Learn how music performance - 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 to the School of Music, 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

Music performance 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 BM in performance degree combines courses in performance, history and literature of music, conducting, WSU’s general education requirements and more. In addition, all music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination.


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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