Our Mission

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 & Scholarships


Audition Dates

  • Check back for 2020 dates!

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.


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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Our Vision

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.

contact us


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


Brad McCombs
FA 312C
mccombsr1@nku.edu | (859) 572-5562


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