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If you have a passion for music, we have a program for you!

Northern Kentucky University's Music Program offers a full range of performance and education opportunities to Music majors. The Program offers the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Arts in Music. A Music minor is also available to students majoring in other disciplines.


Opportunity Awaits!

Our graduates pursue successful careers as professional performers, college and university faculty, public school music teachers, private studio instructors, and in allied fields within the music industry. Since our primary focus is undergraduate instruction, students receive individual attention from these outstanding musicians, teachers and scholars. We believe that we offer our students the best professional training in a friendly, caring and personal musical environment.


Apply to NKU Music

Auditions are required for majors and minors for admission into the NKU Music Program and for scholarship consideration.

Audition Dates

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

If you are unable to make any of these priority audition dates, please contact Joan Brummer for an alternative audition date.

Audition information and requirements


Programs and Curriculum