Among the finest music schools in the United States, the KU School of Music offers comprehensive programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For generations, the School of Music has provided the soundtrack to KU's rich traditions. 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.
Jacob M. Dakon, associate professor of music education and music therapy, traveled to Eugene, Oregon, from Jan. 15–19, 2020, to conduct the Oregon All-State Middle School Orchestra.
LAWRENCE – Special guests Bobby Watson, Helen Sung and Mike Rodriguez will headline the KU School of Music’s 43rd Annual Jazz Festival held on Friday, March 6. The festival will include an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas that will celebrate the music of Charlie Parker.
On Friday, February 28, 19 voice students from the KU School of Music will perform more than 20 songs by 17 African American composers including Duke Ellington, Margaret Bonds, and Hall Johnson. The concert marks the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship landing on the shores of North America—acknowledging a painful part of American history—but, also, celebrating the contributions of African American composers to American music. As Black History Month comes to a close, the concert offers the audience a moment to collectively reflect on our history.
LAWRENCE – Starting this week, the University of Kansas School of Music promises an exciting slate of performances throughout the spring semester, including world-renowned visiting musicians, musical festivals, operas and daily ensemble, student and faculty performances.
With the health and safety of the community in mind, and in accordance with the University of Kansas COVID-19 Update, KU School of Music events, concerts, and recitals have been canceled until the current pandemic situation has improved sufficiently to allow for rescheduling.