As a leading artistic and educational institution in the region, the School of the Arts Music Program at Northern Kentucky University is dedicated to providing the highest quality music instruction to its students and promoting love for music and the arts through a wide variety of educational programs and cultural events.
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.
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.
We will be an advocate in promoting the cultural value of music by engaging the campus and regional communities with arts enrichment opportunities, and a diverse array of quality concert events.
We will develop experiences that promote international perspectives as well as a respect for a wide variety of cultural expressions on the campus and in the community.
We will offer tailored programs based on current needs and economic realities of the job market.
Our faculty and students will be role models, pursuing the highest degree of ethics, professionalism, and artistry in all aspects of their work.