fb Details: Professional Studies in Music Performance, Graduate Certificate

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 international opera stars

At Wichita State, you have an amazing opportunity to study with two accomplished opera stars (and WSU alumni) – Samuel Ramey and Alan Held. 

Ramey, the most recorded bass in history, moved back to Wichita from Chicago and is a part of WSU's music faculty.

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.