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College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

A Tradition of Excellence

A message from Dean Luethi, director of the School of Music

Dean LuethiWelcome and thank you for visiting the WSU School of Music website. We believe our school is a special place and we hope you find that to be your experience, too.

The School of Music is a tight-knit community that fosters a “family” feel. Our students meet friends in ensembles, learn and teach together in studio classes, and create life-long bonds through the joy of the performance and study of music.

We believe in teaching to our students’ potential. Every student is unique and we celebrate and honor their uniqueness by understanding their strengths and weaknesses. Our goal is to prepare our students to make profound contributions to the future of music.

We believe in fostering a nurturing climate versus a competitive environment….

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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