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Experience Music Education at KU

Apply BME

Our undergraduate degree is a 4-year program that prepares students to assume teaching positions in choral, orchestra, general music, and band PreK-12 jobs. Students take courses in methods and pedagogy, conducting and rehearsing, learn comprehensive music skills through private lessons and ensembles prior to student teaching and gaining state licensure.


Apply MME

The degree program is tailored for each student to emphasize skills and knowledge in areas the students identifies. 


Apply Ph.D

The doctoral program is individualized to allow the student to gain teaching and research skills through courses in a major and a minor area in preparation for university positions.


Report Your Post-Graduation Plans

The School of Music tracks post-graduation plans for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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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
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA

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