Graduate CertificateProfessional Studies in Music Performance

Wichita State's Professional Studies in Music Performance certificate is a one-year, 18-credit-hour, graduate-level, non-degree course of study that helps you prepare for a performance career. Emphasis is placed on private lessons, practice, ensemble participation, and preparation for professional auditions or competitions.

Performance areas include: chamber music, conducting, keyboard, jazz, strings, voice/opera and wind/percussion.

Learn how Professional Studies in Music Performance is the right fit for you.

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The program often follows completion of a master's degree but can be taken after completing your undergraduate degree. You'll design your course of study in collaboration with an advisor to best meet your needs and goals.

Admission to the program

There are two paths to admission to the program:

Inside the Program

Learn from the best with an international opera star

At Wichita State, you have an amazing opportunity to study with accomplished opera star (and WSU alumnus) – Alan Held.

Held, an international opera star and one of the leading bass-baritone singing actors today, is the Ann and Dennis Ross Faculty of Distinction in Opera.