A Great Environment
WSU composers work with an outstanding faculty. Graduates have gone on to complete doctorates at prestigious institutions, such as John’s Hopkins University and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. They have won national and international prizes, are published, and their works have been competitively selected for performance at numerous national composer conferences throughout the United States.
Festival of Contemporary Art Music
Each year for the last 17 years WSU has produced the Festival of Contemporary Art Music, bringing distinguished professional composers from around the country to WSU to enhance the education of all of our students, and especially our composition majors. It is a thrilling experience for everyone.