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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

KU School of Music Events

KU Music News

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Stella Markou, soprano, opera director and KU Voice area coordinator for the School of Music, has been selected as a finalist for The American Prize in Directing- The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize (college/university opera division).
Stephen Leisring at center in March 2024 in Madrid, recording a fanfare for Spanish television Olympic coverage.
Musical talent, hard work and networking take Stephen Leisring around the world — recently to Madrid, where he played first trumpet on a piece for Radio Television Española's upcoming coverage of the Paris Olympics.
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A new recording by KU School of Music faculty members Michael Davidson and Ellen Sommer also features contributions from musicians and music educators from across the state.