About The School

About the Glenn Korff School of Music

The Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a professional, comprehensive arts institution devoted to the advancement of music and dance, the preparation of the next generation of arts professionals, and service to the arts professions/institutions in the region, state, nation, and world.

The Music/Dance Faculty consists of an outstanding array of internationally acclaimed artists and scholars who care deeply about their students (more than 400 students are enrolled here currently) and who work in close collaboration to serve the mission of the Glenn Korff School of Music.

Students in the Glenn Korff School of Music may pursue a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree options, including the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Dance degree (both BA degree programs provide the most room for elective courses, a minor, or a second major), the Bachelor of Music degree (program with the highest concentration of music courses), the Bachelor of Music Education degree (program leading to music teacher certification), the Master of Music degree (professional music - advanced studies), the Doctor of Musical Arts (the highest degree in composition, conducting, jazz studies, and performance), and the Doctor of Philosophy (the highest degree in music research, including music education).

In addition to this full range of music-major options, the Glenn Korff School of Music provides outstanding opportunities for the general university student to pursue their love of music. These opportunities include academic courses in the study of popular, jazz and rock musics, participation in any of our ensembles (some, but not all, by audition), and participation in the world-famous Cornhusker Marching Band. Graduates of the Glenn Korff School of Music find success across the full range of professional and graduate-study opportunities nationally and internationally.

John W. Richmond, Ph.D.

John W. Richmond, Ph.D Professor & Director of the
Glenn Korff School of Music

Message from Dr. Richmond

Welcome to the Glenn Korff School of Music in the  Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Here you will find a joyous community of exceptional artists, scholars, teachers, and students who find great satisfaction in the serious study of music and dance. We embrace what our UNL 2020 Vision Statement calls “an uncompromising commitment to excellence.” We expect that excellence of ourselves and of our students.

Our facilities include the Westbrook Music Building, the Kimball Recital Hall, and the Mabel Lee Hall (for dance). We also make use of the Lied Center for the Performing Arts several times each year. The music facilities cluster on the southwest corner of UNL’s City Campus in beautiful downtown Lincoln. The hum of the city is delightfully in tune with the energies of the Glenn Korff School of Music.

At whatever crossroads you find yourself in your professional journey, I hope you will consider UNL as a place where we might help you reach your dreams.