MajorMusic Performance - Vocal

A Bachelor of Music (BM) in performance—vocal 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 - vocal is the right fit for you.

Female student singing.

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

Opera star lets vocal music majors learn from the best

As a vocal music student 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.


The BM in performance—vocal emphasis—degree combines courses in performance, history and literature of music, foreign language, 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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