Graduate Application & Audition Process

The process of applying to and auditioning for Glenn Korff School of Music graduate programs is as follows:

1. FIRST, review your specific degree's Application Checklist for audition information and/or creative/scholarly materials required for admission. Click on the program (MM, DMA, PhD) below or  in the column at the right of this page to begin to locate the information for your specific degree.

 2. NEXT, you must formally apply to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)by completing the UNL Graduate College application form (with its $50 application fee) and submitting your supporting materials. The application is available on-line at Many “prepared creative/scholarly materials” that support your request for admission will be directly uploaded into the UNL graduate application. A list of the required materials may be accessed by clicking on one of the links to a specific degree option in the upper right-hand box on this page.)

For all MM & Doctoral Specializations, except MM Music Education:In order to be given priority consideration for a graduate assistantship, two deadlines must be met: (1) the graduate application deadline for all degrees (except MM Music Education) is December 15, 2021, and (2) the deadline for completion of the in-person audition is January 22, 2022. Plan to be available the entire day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on January 22, 2022 for your in-person audition. 

For the MM Music Education Specialization: Review of applications for the Summer 2021 Graduate Music Education Fellowships will begin May 1, 2022, and will be awarded based on merit and the date by which the degree application was completed. No separate fellowship application is required; all first-time applicants considered.