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Bicknell Family Center for the Arts Becoming a Reality at PSU

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Proposed Fine and Performing Arts Center

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Department of Music Photo Galleries

Wind and Percussion

Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band

The Pride of the Plains Marching Band


Brass and Percussion



Jazz Studies

Jazz Festival



Chamber Orchestra




Fisk Organ Op. 106

Choir and Opera


PSU Opera Theatre



Departmental images

Homecoming and Band Day


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.