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Brass and Percussion

University of Kansas

12 months
19844 USD/year
18530 USD/year
8059 USD/year
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The Brass and Percussion Area is part of the School of Music at University of Kansas, and is home to a nationally and internationally known faculty who are master teachers, performers, and recording artists. 

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About this Degree

The Brass and Percussion Area is known for its rich and diverse ensemble opportunities including chamber music. These include the KU Brass Ensemble, the University of Kansas Percussion Ensemble, the KU Trumpet Ensemble, the KU Trombone Choir, the KU Horn Ensemble, the KU Tuba-Euphonium Consort, and a host of smaller chamber ensembles, all having presented prestigious performances on regional, national, and international conferences and symposia. 

Most activities take place in Murphy Hall, an impressive facility that contains Swarthout Recital Hall, Gorton Music Library, the Robert Baustian Theatre, the McCurdy Jazz Studio and refurbished practice rooms. The larger ensembles perform in the Lied Center, a 2,020-seat performing arts hall with state-of-the-art production capabilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music History
  • Musicology and Theory
  • Music Theory
  • Advanced Applied Music
  • Pedagogy
  • Research Skills 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Scanned copies of official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools attended
  • Email addresses of three (3) references for letters of recommendation
  • Repertoire list - Performance applicants
  • Scholarly writing sample: Organ, Church Music, Musicology and Music Theory applicants
  • PDF files or links to three (3) original scores (and recordings if available) - Composition applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19844 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18530 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8059 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8059 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Annual tuition for 18 credits

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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