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Graduate Program


Name: Dr. Russell Jones
Phone: 620-235-4473

Music - Performance, Education or Conducting

The Department of Music offers a Master of Music degree with a major in Music. Within the program, students will select from twelve different emphasis areas, listed below.

Awards for full-time graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Recipients of these positions will take active leadership roles in the department's ensembles, teaching and accompanying private lessons and/or serving as an assistant to the ensemble director. 

Emphasis Areas

  • Performance Winds
  • Performance Strings
  • Performance Percussion
  • Performance Organ
  • Performance Piano
  • Performance Harpsichord
  • Vocal Performance
  • Instrumental Education
  • Vocal Education
  • Choral Conducting
  • Wind Conducting
  • Orchestral Conduction

Program Outline

Options available for the degree include:

  • Option I: Thesis
    • This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.

Required Courses

Admission Requirements

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degree
  • Departmental entrance examination and interview
  • Audition recording for performance students