Music at KWU

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Connecting Through Music: KWU Music's 2015 Wesleyan Journey to Costa Rica

In October, 8 KWU Students travelled to La Fortuna, Costa Rica. For one week, they engaged in various service learning projects such as musical outreach to elementary schools and working with the community marching band.

About Kansas Wesleyan Music

The Kansas Wesleyan University Department of Music offers these major/minor options:

  • Music
  • Music Education (PreK-12)
  • Music Performance
  • Music minor

Music Course Descriptions

The Department of Music’s foundation is built upon faculty members who are well qualified in their specific content area to broaden each student’s knowledge and understanding of music. Each faculty member, in addition to stressing quality performances, emphasizes the day-to-day basic music education techniques that lend themselves to preparing students to become well prepared educators.

At KWU, musicians from all academic disciplines are involved in a wide range of groups: Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, String Orchestra, The Coyote Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Philharmonic Choir and Wesleyan Chorale. LEARN MORE ABOUT KWU MUSIC ENSEMBLES HERE.

Why Kansas Wesleyan?

Students at Kansas Wesleyan are encouraged to take part in all facets of the music program. Additionally, students are able to tailor their course of study to match specific interest or goals, such as instrumental conducting, composition or operatic solo singing. Because of these unique small-school advantages, graduates from KWU enter the classroom as a well-rounded music educator, possessing the skills needed for today's music teaching jobs.