M.M. - Woodwind Specialties

Application Checklist - Specific Requirements

You must begin by applying to the UNL Graduate College at: 
https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies
  • To start the whole process you must complete the UNL Graduate College application form (with its $50 application fee), available on-line at  www.unl.edu/gradstudies
  • The Graduate College application will send you to an on-line site called G.A.M.E.S., where you will begin the specific application for the Glenn Korff School of Music. You can save material in G.A.M.E.S. and return to it via its own website (see below) to complete the music application.
Complete your application to the Glenn Korff School of Music through G.A.M.E.S. at:
 games.unl.edu
  • You will need your NUID and Password to login to this application.
  • You must upload all transcripts into MyRed.  You will need one copy of transcripts of all undergraduate work and all previous graduate work (including all studies for which credit was granted; e.g. summer institutes such as Aspen or Interlochen). Further information can be found at: https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/reqs#transcripts
  • We require:
    Undergraduate GPA = 2.75/4.00 scale
  • International Students (only) must enter their TOEFL score into G.A.M.E.S. and also have scores sent directly to UNL. Further information can be found at https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/international/english   We require:
    TOEFL minimum = Paper-550  Internet-79 (IELTS 6.5)
  • You will need to provide contact information, including an email address, for each person from whom you wish a reference. Then for each one you must click the send request button to notify your reference writer.
  • You will request an Audition/Interview, and submit any and all required creative/scholarly works, through G.A.M.E.S.; for video/audio submissions, you will be directed inside G.A.M.E.S. to another website called SlideRoom.
Prepared Live Audition Materials:
  • Students should declare a primary/major instrument and secondary instruments A, B, C. The major instrument, or secondary instrument A or B, must be a double reed.

    To assist candidates in achieving success, the following requirements have been set by the area:
  • An audition of approximately 30 minutes, demonstrating capabilities on two different woodwinds. Because the degree requirement includes a performance on a double reed instrument that is at a level equivalent to a junior music major, students are strongly advised to audition on oboe or bassoon if neither is the primary instrument.
  • Personal auditions are preferred and are required of all Nebraska residents.

    1. The expected proficiency level for the major instrument is the same as that of a MM audition in performance. Please see the major area requirements listed above for specific audition requirements. This portion of the audition or audition CD will be 20 minutes in length.

    2. The expected proficiency level for the secondary instrument is equivalent to that of an entering first-year undergraduate student. An approximately 10-minute sample of representative repertoire for the secondary instrument is required. Representative works include, but are not limited to: flute - Handel Sonata in G Major; oboe - Telemann Concerto in F Minor; clarinet - Finzi Five Bagatelles; bassoon - Telemann Sonata in F Minor; saxophone - Tcherepnin Sonata Sportive.

Master of Music

Option III - Woodwind Specialities Emphasis

Area Course Credit Hrs Total Credits
Applied Music NOTE: Either the major, A, or B must be a double reed.
 
14 hrs
  major instrument
4 hrs
 
  2nd instrument - A
4 hrs
 
  3rd instrument - B
4 hrs
 
  4th instrument - C
2 hrs
 
Core Courses    
15 hrs
  MUSC 862 - Instrumental Literature & Pedagogy
4 hrs
 
  MUSC 836 - Intro to Grad Studies
2 hrs
 
  History and Theory
9 hrs
 
  Theory: (3 or 6 hrs)
 
 
  History: (3 or 6 hrs)
 
 
Other Music Courses  
 
7 hrs
  MUEN 845 - Grad Ensemble
2-4 hrs
 
  MUEN 852 - Chamber Music
0-2 hrs
 
  Music Electives
3 hrs
 
  MUSR 68-Recital Attendance (4 semesters)
0 hrs
 
Recital MUSR 98 - Grad Recital Primary Instrument (50 min.)
 
0 hrs
  MUSR 98 - Grad Recital Secondary Instrument (30 min.)    
  MUSR 98 - Grad Recital Secondary Instrument (30 min.)    
   
TOTAL
36 hrs

Suggested Lesson Credits and Recital Scheduling Plan

Name of course Hours
Applied Music  
 14 hrs
Breakdown of courses
  major instrument
4 hrs
 
  2nd instrument - A
4 hrs
 
  3rd instrument - B
4 hrs
 
  4th instrument - C
2 hrs
 
Semester 1Semester 2
Major Instrument - 2 credits Major Instrument - 2 credits (+ Recital)
  Secondary Instrument A - 2 credits
Semester 3Semester 4
Secondary Instrument A - 2 credits (+ Recital) Secondary Instrument B - 2 credits (+ Recital)
Secondary Instrument B - 2 credits Secondary Instrument C - 2 credits

The major instrument, or secondary instrument A or B, must be a double reed.