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 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.
- Bassoon Performance
- Cello Performance
- Choral Conducting
- Clarinet Performance
- Double Bass Performance
- Euphonium Performance
- Flute Performance
- French Horn Performance
- Guitar Performance
- Jazz Studies Composition
- Jazz Studies Performance
- Music Composition
- Music Education
- Music History
- Music Theory
- Oboe Performance
- Orchestral Conducting
- Percussion Performance
- Piano Pedagogy and Performance
- Piano Performance
- Saxophone Performance
- Trombone Performance
- Trumpet Performance
- Tuba Performance
- Viola Performance
- Violin Performance
- Voice Performance
- Wind Band Conducting
- Woodwind Specialties
Graduate Admission Requirements
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
- One set of transcripts.
- If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
- If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certiﬁcates, diplomas, and degrees plus certiﬁed English translations.
* Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certiﬁed records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certiﬁed copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.
- If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
- Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.
Major Admission Requirements
- Three recommendation letters
- Audition or presentation of scholarly material
- Minimum GPA: 2.75
- Written Statement of teaching philosophy (Option ID and Option II only)
- Writing Sample: A sample of scholarly writing is required if your intended program (A) includes a specialization in Music Education with a thesis or (B) focuses on theory or history.
- Video of teaching (Option ID, Option II only)
For financial consideration: Apply by December 15 for fall or by April 15 for summer.
International students are encouraged to apply early: by April 1 for summer or fall, or by October 1 for spring.
NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed
* Updates to graduate program pages are made on an annual basis in conjunction with the Graduate Application for Admission.
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.