Distinctives

All Steinway School

Wayland’s School of Music receives accreditation through the National Association of Schools of Music since 2003.

Also, since 2015, Wayland’s School of Music has the distinction of calling itself one of less than 200 All-Steinway Schools in the nation.

Students in the School of Music receive excellent tutelage from experienced, renowned faculty in each discipline. For example, Dr. Kuhnert, a vocal performance specialist and the director of opera and musical theatre, has a standing role in TEXAS, the regionally renowned musical that take up residence in Palo Duro Canyon each summer. Also, Dr. Fountain, assistant professor of collaborative piano, has been a soloist with the Marion  Philharmonic Orchestra, the UNL Symphony Orchestra, and he performed Liszt’s Totentanz with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln, NE during the 2008-2009 season. These are the types of professors students will work with on a daily basis in the School of Music.

Professors hold high goals for standards of achievement and performance for their students in this highly recognized undergraduate program.

Practice

Students are welcome to use one of the many upstairs practice rooms during their time with Wayland’s School of Music. No reservation times are required; students may come and go as they need.

Furthermore, the School of Music retains a practice room for piano music majors and minors to enjoy, housing an upright Steinway piano.

Performance

Vocal students are welcome to join a number of vocal ensembles, including the International Choir and Praise Band, and may audition for opera roles, which are available to undergraduate students as well as graduate students.

Instrumental students have the opportunity to play for various ensembles, including a jazz band and a seasonal marching band.