Music Performance

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Music

Study the art of performing, the history of music, and the role of music in cultures to prepare for a career as a professional performer.


  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • Learn from acclaimed faculty, including Fulbright Scholars and national award winners 
  • Access the extensive Kemble Stout Music Listening Library, professional quality recording studio, electronic music lab, concert halls, and large ensemble rehearsal rooms in the Kimbrough Music Building 
  • Stage facilities in Bryan Hall, including an 800-seat auditorium, a production shop, piano and instrumental repair shops, and a three-manual 44-rank Schantz pipe organ 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty
  • Internship and study abroad opportunities  


Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings


Keyboard Pedagogy 


Jazz Emphasis (Saxophone, Trumpet, Percussion and Bass) 


With a Music Performance degree, you can work in:   

  • Theatrical productions 
  • Professional, school, and community ensembles 
  • Teaching in schools and private studios 
  • Musical product and instrument manufacturing 
  • Music promotion, production, and management 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options

Music Education

  • Pullman

Master of Arts in Music

  • Pullman
  • Global Campus (Online)


  • Pullman

Music Technology

  • Pullman

Jazz Studies

  • Pullman


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