Music

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered

Degrees

  • M.M.; D.M.A.; Ph.D.

Areas

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
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Contacts for Music

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Music

Graduate Chair

Dr. Peter Lefferts

Admissions Coordinator

Ms. Janet Sievert
music2@unl.edu
402-472-6830

Campus 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 Deadlines for Music
For Financial ConsiderationFall: January 15 Summer: April 1 Priority to MM Option I and II
Domestic ApplicantsFall: July 1 Spring: December 1 Summer: May 1
International ApplicantsFall: May 1 Spring: October 1 Summer: February 1

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

Carolyn Barber
Conducting Practice and Pedagogy
D.M., Northwestern University

Brass and Percussion

Scott Anderson
Trombone
D.M.A., University of Minnesota
Craig Fuller
Brass; Instrument design and repair
David Hall
Percussion; Jazz Studies
Alan Mattingly
Horn
D.M., Florida State University
Darryl White
Trumpet
D.M.A., University of Colorado

Choir, Opera, and Voice

Kate Butler
Voice
M.M., Louisiana State University
Peter Eklund
Choral Conducting; Ethnic and World Music
D.M.A., University of Iowa
Kevin Hanrahan
Voice; Vocal Pedagogy
D.M.A., Arizona State University
Donna Harler
Voice
M.M., University of Cincinnati
Therees Hibbard
Choral Conducting and Repertoire
D.M.A., University of Oregon
Jamie Reimer
Voice
D.M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
William Shomos
Voice; Opera
D.M.A., University of Illinois

Composition, History, and Theory

Anthony Bushard
Music History
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Gretchen Foley
Music Theory
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
Stanley Kleppinger
Music Theory
Damon Lee
Music Composition
Peter Lefferts
Music History
Ph.D., Columbia University
Eric Richards
Music Composition
D.M.A., University of Maryland at College Park
Pamela Starr
Music History of the Early Renissance
Ph.D., Yale University
Tyler White
Music Composition; Orchestral Conducting
D.M.A., Cornell University

Keyboard

Paul Barnes
Piano
D.M., Indiana University
Ann Chang
Keyboard
Mark Clinton
Piano
D.M.A., Rice University
Christopher Marks
Organ
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Brenda Wristen
Piano Pedagogy
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Music Education

Dale Bazan
Music Education
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Rhonda Fuelberth
Choral Music Education
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Brian Moore
Music Education; Technology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Glenn Nierman
Music Education; Assessment and Instructional Strategies
D.M.E., University of Cincinnati
John Richmond
Music Education
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Robert Woody
Music Education; Psychology of Music
Ph.D., Florida State University

Strings and Orchestra

Gregory Beaver
Cello; Artist-in-Residence
Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School
Karen Becker
Cello
D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Peter Bouffard
Guitar; jazz
Rebecca Fischer
Violin
Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School
David Neely
Violin
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Clark Potter
Viola
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Jonah Sirota
Viola; Artist-in-Residence
Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School
Hans Sturm
Double Bass, Jazz Studies
D.M., Northwestern University
Julie Yoon
Violin
Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School

Woodwinds

John Bailey
Flute
D.M., Northwestern University
Diane Barger
Clarinet
D.M., Florida State University
Paul Haar
Saxophone; Jazz and Classical Studies
D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Jeffrey McCray
Bassoon
D.M.A., Michigan State University
William McMullen
Oboe
D.M.A., The Julliard School

Uncategorized

Gene Bedient
Quentin Faulkner
Emeritus
Robert Fought
Emeritus
Susan Levine Ourada
Dance
George Ritchie

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