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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The School of Music welcomes new faculty members:

Martin KingSarah Miller

Martin King, horn and music education, and Sarah Miller, trombone and athletic bands.

Danh Pham Photo Dahn Pham, Director of Bands and the Symphony Orchestra, establishes Wind and Percussion Institute in Vietnam.

Keri McCarthy photoRyan Hare photo

Keri McCarthy and Ryan Hare featured in Japan at the the conference of the International Double Reed Society.

Ploeger Photo Brian Ploeger, graduate TA, is a winner of the Outstanding College Soloist Award from Down Beat magazine.

Ann Yasinitsky photoGreg Yasinitsky photo

Ann and Greg Yasinitsky present concerts and master classes in Italy.

Just A Thought CD CoverTuba and Euphonium Professor Chris Dickey Releases New CD

Click here to visit the Albany Records album page.

Palouse Skies CD CoverJazz Professor Brian Ward Releases New CD

Click here to visit the WSU Recordings page.

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School of Music, PO Box 645300, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5300, 509-335-3898, Contact Us