Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

Degrees
  • M.M.; D.M.A.; Ph.D.
Specializations - what's a specialization?
  • Music Education (M.M.)
Areas of Study
  • Choral, Wind Band, and Orchestral Conducting
  • Composition
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Woodwind Specialties




Music

  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Dr. Glenn E. Nierman
  • Admissions Coordinator
    Ms. Janet Sievert
    music2@unl.edu
    402-472-6830
  • Department Address
    121 Westbrook Music Building
    Lincoln NE 68588-0100


Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies


See also: steps to admission.

Required by Music in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s):
    - Ph.D. Applicants:  GRE
    - Otherwise:  None
  • Minimum English proficiency:
    - Master's Applicants: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
    - Doctoral Applicants: Paper TOEFL 600, Internet TOEFL 100, IELTS 7.0
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Audition or presentation of scholarly material
  • Cover letter (Ph.D. only)
  • Minimum GPA: M.M. 2.75, D.M.A. 3.25, Ph.D. 3.5
  • Statement of purpose (D.M.A. and Ph.D. only)
  • Written Statement of teaching philosophy (MM Option ID and MM Option II only
  • Vita or resume (Ph.D. only)
  • Video of teaching (Ph.D., MM Option ID, MM Option II only)
  • Written exercise (D.M.A. only)

Application Deadline

For Financial Consideration
   Fall: January 15   Summer: April 1   Priority to MM Option I and II
Domestic Applicants
   Fall: July 1   Spring: December 1   Summer: May 1
International Applicants
   Fall: May 1   Spring: October 1   Summer: February 1



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Description

The Glenn Korff School of Music boasts a comprehensive faculty and an accommodating array of facilities. Westbrook Music Building houses a music library containing approximately 55,000 books, scores, and periodicals; 18,000 recordings; and computer listening and video booths. The Glenn Korff School of Music also maintains a music computer lab, a state-of-the-art music technology research classroom equipped with computers and software for music instruction, composition, and notation.

The performance complex consists of the Lied Center for Performing Arts, with stage dimensions sufficient for major touring production companies, and the Kimball Recital Hall. The following areas of emphasis are available for the M.M. program: performance, music education, composition, music history, music theory, orchestral/wind band/choral conducting, jazz studies, woodwind specialist, and piano pedagogy. The D.M.A. program offers emphases in performance (applied instrument or chamber music), composition, jazz studies, and conducting. The Ph.D. program is offered with an area of emphasis in music education, piano pedagogy, or vocal pedagogy. In addition, a certificate program in music entrepreneurship is available.




Faculty and Research

Band

Conducting Practice and Pedagogy
     D.M., Northwestern University

Brass and Percussion

Trombone
     D.M.A., University of Minnesota
Brass; Instrument design and repair
Percussion; Jazz Studies
Horn
     D.M., Florida State University
Trumpet
     D.M.A., University of Colorado

Choir, Opera, and Voice

Voice
     M.M., Louisiana State University
Choral Conducting; Ethnic and World Music
     D.M.A., University of Iowa
Voice; Vocal Pedagogy
     D.M.A., Arizona State University
Voice
     M.M., University of Cincinnati
Choral Conducting and Repertoire
     D.M.A., University of Oregon
Voice
     D.M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Voice; Opera
     D.M.A., University of Illinois

Composition, History, and Theory

Music History
     Ph.D., University of Kansas
Music Theory
     Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
Music Theory
Music Composition
Music History
     Ph.D., Columbia University
Music Composition
     D.M.A., University of Maryland at College Park
Music History of the Early Renissance
     Ph.D., Yale University
Music Composition; Orchestral Conducting
     D.M.A., Cornell University

Keyboard

Piano
     D.M., Indiana University
Keyboard
Piano
     D.M.A., Rice University
Organ
     D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Piano Pedagogy
     Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Music Education

Music Education
     Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Choral Music Education
     Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Music Education; Technology
     Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Music Education; Assessment and Instructional Strategies
     D.M.E., University of Cincinnati
Music Education
     Ph.D., Northwestern University
Music Education; Psychology of Music
     Ph.D., Florida State University

Strings and Orchestra

Cello; Artist-in-Residence
     Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School
Cello
     D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Guitar; jazz
Violin
     Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School
Violin
     M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Viola
     M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Viola; Artist-in-Residence
     Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School
Double Bass, Jazz Studies
     D.M., Northwestern University
Violin
     Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School

Woodwinds

Flute
     D.M., Northwestern University
Clarinet
     D.M., Florida State University
Saxophone; Jazz and Classical Studies
     D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Bassoon
     D.M.A., Michigan State University
Oboe
     D.M.A., The Julliard School

Uncategorized

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