Master'sMusic - Piano Accompanying

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 - Piano Accompanying is the right fit for you.

Male student playing the piano while being accompanied by other singing students.

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
  • Submit a letter of recommendation and statement of goals

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Piano major finds early success as a freshman

As a master's student with an accompanying piano concentration, you will have opportunities to exercise your talents.

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.”


The Master of Music degree—piano accompanying concentration—requires the completion of at least 32 credit hours, including a graduate degree recital or two-hour professional in-service presentation project as the terminal requirement. Of these hours, 20 must be in courses numbered 700–899.

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


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.