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Welcome to NKU Music

Our Mission

The School of the Arts Music Program provides student-centered instruction to a diverse population of versatile musicians and creative thinkers who are prepared to make a meaningful impact on communities in an ever-changing world.

Grammys

Multiple Music Faculty Nominated for 2020 Grammys

Dr. Kurt Sander, professor of theory & composition was nominated for a Grammy Award for the category of Best Choral Performance. Dr. Jason Vest, associate professor of voice was nominated with his group Conspirare for Best Choral Performance. Also congratulations to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and our affiliated music faculty, Michael Culligan, Scott Lang, Owen Lee, and Dwight Parry for thier nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.

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NKU Philharmonic Featured on CET

Amy Gillingham and the NKU Orchestra program were featured on KET's Kentucky Life. The segment runs from the beginning of the episode for about 8 minutes and is currently running on PBS.

Blink Festival featuring light up canoes of NKU

LightStreams at Blink 2019

NKU SOTA took part in the Cincinnati BLINK 2019 Art & Light Festival with a unique concert collaboration entitled "LightStreams." Experience the dynamic effects of movement and color of illuminated suspended canoes while the NKU Philharmonic Orchestra performs music by Bedřich Smetana, Miguel Roig-Francolí, and John Botter.

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Auditions & Scholarships

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Audition Dates

  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 (All Disciplines)
  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 (All Disciplines Except Strings)
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 (All Disciplines Except Strings)

Auditions are required for majors and minors for admission into the NKU Music Program and for scholarship consideration. Audition requirements vary based on area and are listed on the auditions page.

Please contact Joan Brummer at (859) 572-5902 with any questions.

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Study Abroad

Explore Salzburg

Each year, more and more NKU undergraduates, graduate students, student teachers, and faculty are getting involved in studying, interning, working, and volunteering abroad.

NKU SOTA students have the opportunity to study in Salzburg, Austria for five weeks each summer. Each student takes up to 6 undergraduate or graduate credits that apply toward the completion of their degrees.

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MISSION & VISION

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Our Mission
The School of the Arts Music Program provides student-centered instruction to a diverse population of versatile musicians and creative thinkers who are prepared to make a meaningful impact on communities in an ever-changing world.

Our Vision
The School of the Arts Music Program will be recognized as a top-destination for students seeking to become well-rounded musicians who will contribute to the cultural vitality of local and global communities.

contact us

Music Office

Northern Kentucky University
Fine Arts Center 312
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5421

Music Program Head

Kimberly Gelbwasser Lazzeri
FA 312C
gelbwassek1@nku.edu | (859) 572-1563

Music Advisor

Joan Brummer
FA 337
brummerj1@nku.edu | (859) 572-5902

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