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The KU School of Music

The KU School of Music is one of the finest in the US and offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. Our students perform on the world’s biggest stages, learn from leading experts in their fields and take their studies beyond the classroom to concert halls, clinics, schools, and hospitals.

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Undergraduate Degree Programs

World-renowned faculty, state-of-the-art performance venues, and a rich campus life await you at the KU School of Music. Learn more about our undergraduate programs and start your journey to becoming a Musical Jayhawk.

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Graduate Degree & Certificate Programs  

Graduate students will work with internationally recognized faculty who are leaders in their discipline, engaged in research, composition, and practice, with a strong sense of community and collaboration. The KU School of Music fosters close working relationships between faculty and fellow students, with robust degree programs that will advance your career and professional goals.

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The KU School of Music

Nationally recognized

award-winning student ensembles

95% or higher job placement

rate for Music Education and Music Therapy graduates

Nationally recognized

graduate degree programs

Opportunities for double majors

and non-majors to pursue their musical interests

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A Music Conservatory education plus the rich campus life of Kansas’ flagship university




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KU Music News

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This year the KU School of Music is celebrating 50 years of women in the Marching Jayhawks!  While there were times when women were allowed to march in the band prior to 1972, particularly around World War II, it wasn’t until the passage of Title IX when women were allowed to march in collegiate/university bands everywhere.   Please enjoy the video below commemorating the anniversary that was shown on the video board during halftime of the November 19 football game versus Texas.


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