College of Arts and Sciences

School of Music

A Tradition of Excellence

Established in 1901, the WSU School of music has long been recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Students study with an internationally recognized faculty and have access to state-of-the-art facilities. The School of Music offers a master of arts in music, bachelor of music degrees in music education, performance, composition, and performance with an emphasis in jazz, a bachelor of arts in music, a music minor and jazz minor. WSU ensembles have performed around the world and are regularly invited to perform at prestigious concert venues and conferences across the country.



The School of Music is dedicated to educating the next generation of performers, educators and composers. Graduates of the School of Music are performing, touring and recording worldwide. The School is proud of its 100% placement rate for recent undergraduate music education students. Many graduates hold teaching positions in universities and schools around the country. Please contact us at if you have any questions about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Be part of something remarkable at WSU and prepare for your career in music and the arts.




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Cameron Stowe Collaborative Piano Masterclasses

Friday, April 3
1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Kimbrough Concert Hall

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WSU Jazz Big BandMemorial for Erich Lear, March 29

A memorial service and celebration of the life of Dr. Erich Lear, former Director of the School of Music and Theatre Arts and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., in Bryan Hall Theatre, on the WSU Campus. Following the service will be a reception in room K115 in the Kimbrough Music Building.

WSU Jazz Big Band WSU Jazz Big Band featured with Jeff Coffin at the international Jazz Education Network conference.

Three New CD Releases on WSU Recordings

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Machado Mijiga CD Cover WSU music student Machado Mijiga releases recording of his original jazz compositions

Ka Yat Ngai Photo Composition student Ka Yat Ngai's The Glory Fanfare receives first prize in the Lake Union Chamber Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Fanfare Competition

King-Smith Photo WSU alumnus Ted King-Smith is a finalist for the America Prize for his multi-movement original wind band composition titled Manhattan

Kirkpatrick Photo WSU alumnus Michael Kirkpatrick wins the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest

Parkhurst book cover Ethnomusicologist Melissa Parkhurst publishes book on Chemawa Indian School music

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