Degree Offerings


KU Student PerformingThe KU School of Music offers a variety of degrees, including the Bachelor of Music in bassoon, clarinet, double bass, euphonium, flute, French horn, music composition, musicology, music theory, oboe, organ, organ in church music, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin and violoncello. Students can also receive a Bachelor of Music Education degree in music education or music therapy, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater and voice, and a variety of Bachelor of Arts degrees in music.

Our graduate program at the KU School of Music is one of the most comprehensive programs in the country. Graduate degrees include the Master of Music in accompanying, church music (choral or organ emphasis), composition, conducting (band, choral or orchestra), music theory, musicology and performance (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, opera, voice, organ, piano, carillon). The School also offers the Master of Music Education in music education or music therapy, the Doctor of Musical Arts in church music (choral or organ emphasis), composition, conducting (band, choral or orchestral), and performance. And we offer the Doctor of Philosophy in music education (music education or music therapy emphasis), music theory and musicology.

"A large and lively public school, the University of Kansas excels in diverse academic areas, from its top business department to its solid programs in communications, education, engineering, journalism, music, nursing, premedical sciences, and the social sciences," stated a Princeton Review profile published in USA Today on January 12, 2010.

Learn about the degrees offered by KU School of Music.


Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually