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The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Proposed Fine and Performing Arts Center

Department of Music Photo Galleries

Wind and Percussion

         Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band

         The Pride of the Plains Marching Band


         Brass and Percussion

         Jazz Studies




         Chamber Orchestra


Vocal and Choir


         PSU Opera Theatre



         Fisk Organ Op. 106


Music Events

         Homecoming and Band Day

         Jazz Festival

         Midwest Trumpet Festival

         Images around McCray Hall


Also visit the Music Department videos and stories page


The Walter McCray Collection at the Leonard H. Axe Library at PSU
Walter McCray is a former PSU Music Department Chair and the person for whom the building is named.

Walter McCray & John Philip Sousa
John Philip Sousa (left) and Walter McCray (right) in Pittsburg, Kansas

Walter McCray (1877-1959)

Dr. Walter McCray was the second director of the Department of Music at Pittsburg State University, known then as the State Manual Training Normal School, and served in that capacity from September 1914 to August 1946. He died on December 5, 1959.