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Ottawa University (Kansas)

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At Ottawa University, not only will we help you discover your unique artistic voice, but you will be armed with 21st century skills necessary to monetize and establish a stable and rewarding music career.

  • Study with world class professional practitioners and music educators.  Students can actively see and hear their professors “Do it!”.
  • With Ottawa’s proximity to the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, there are numerous opportunities for students to interact with professionals in every lane of the music business; and are generally part of the fabric of the city both in student performances and professionally.
  • Degree Programs:
    • Bachelor of Music
      • Jazz Studies
      • Traditional Instrumental or Vocal Performance 
    • Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal; Pre-k / 12)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Music
    • Music Minor
  • Ottawa has terrific facilities including:
    • Our state-of-the-art Wenger practice studios feature a Virtual Acoustic Environment (VAE), which allows you to simulate performing in nine performance environments ranging from a small recital hall to a large cathedral. Your session can be recorded for immediate playback which allows you to gain immediate feedback.
    • We have a collaborative recording studio loaded with the newest digital audio workstations with several sound isolation booths.
    • We are an All Steinway School and have high quality pianos in all performance locations, most practice rooms, and in each teaching studio location.