The division of Music Education of Kansas State University offers an outstanding program providing music educators with a course of studies focused on authentic experiences reflective of the practice of music teaching.
The Department of Music is housed in McCain Auditorium. Ample classrooms, rehearsal halls, practice studios, and offices are supplemented by a small hall for chamber music and an 1,800-seat auditorium. The Music Technology Lab provides 15 midi work-stations with a state-of-the-art teaching/presentation station. The department owns four concert grand pianos, several studio grands, and a number of well-maintained practice uprights. Organs include a concert Austin (40 rks), a Bosch tracker (9 rks), two Reuters (6 rks and 17 rks), and a Walker Continuo organ. An electronic studio centers around digital and analog synthesizers with ample supporting equipment. For the performance of early music, the department owns two harpsichords, a chest of matched viols, and assorted wind instruments.
The music division of Hale Library contains a growing reference and research collection fully adequate to master's level work, as well as an extensive collection of recordings. The music stacks contain a growing reference and research collection fully adequate to master's level work as well as an extensive collection of recordings. The Special Collections Division holds a number of rare items, from 16th century prints to one of the two largest collections of the manuscripts of Gail Kubik, world-renowned 20th-century composer. The Graduate Music Seminar-Study Room offers a place in the Music Department in which materials may be placed on reserve for easy, convenient availability to graduate students.
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