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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

KU Music Wind Ensemble

LAWRENCE – On November 16, the KU Wind Ensemble and Crossroads Wind Symphony will present a joint concert featuring the work of women composers.

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LAWRENCE, KS – KU Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Dan Gailey, has been named co-winners as the best graduate college large jazz ensemble in the country in the 44th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards.

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LAWRENCE - A favorite KU holiday tradition, the 97th Annual Holiday Vespers will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 with concerts at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas. Vespers will feature the KU Choirs, conducted by Eduardo García-Novelli, Melissa Grady and Dwayne Dunn, the KU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carolyn Watson, and the KU Trumpet Ensemble, conducted by Steve Leisring.


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