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August 22, 2018– From the Mainstage Musical Theatre Co. to the NKU String Project, Northern Kentucky University’s Music Preparatory program provides a top-of-the line experience to everyone who comes through its doors. 2018 celebrates the fourth-year win for NKU Music Preparatory for being named Best of Northern Kentucky in Music Instruction by readers of NKY Magazine.

Established in 1993, the Music Preparatory program in the School of the Arts (SOTA) has grown into a comprehensive pre- and post-college music program that offers instruction for students of all ages. It operates under the belief that arts education is an essential and fundamental necessity.

 “We are proud to serve members of our community and campus as they pursue everything from their first experience in music to preparing for college auditions at the highest level,” says NKU Music Preparatory Director, Dr. Holly Attar. “Our mission is to share our passion for the arts with children and adults alike, changing the musical landscape of this region in ways that produce a ripple effect for years to come. Changing lives through music, changing music for life–it’s our vision and our honor.”

NKU Music Preparatory offers pre-college age programs in musical theatre, string and full orchestra, class piano, dance techniques, and private lessons in all instruments and voice. NKU Music Preparatory also offers post-college and non-credit seeking programs in adult string orchestra and private lessons. Private Lessons begin the week of August 27, 2018. All other programs have open enrollment through September 10, 2018. For more information on 2018–2019 offerings and how to enroll, visit

The Best of Northern Kentucky list is featured in NKY Magazine’s Fall 2018 issue.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit