M.M. - Music Education (Without Thesis)

Important Dates

For priority consideration for funding (GTAs or fellowships), Graduate Applications must be completed by:

December 15, 2019

(All Degrees Programs)

April 1, 2020

(Summer MM-Music Educ ONLY)

Preferred graduate audition days:

January 31, 2020

Jazz auditions

February 1, 2020

All other graduate auditions, except conducting; conducting auditions will be arranged by the faculty

Submissions will be reviewed starting on December 15, 2019.

Application Checklist - Specific Requirements

You must begin by applying to the UNL Graduate College at: 
  • -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:
  • 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 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 Creative/Scholarly Materials Requirement
  • A 10-15 minute video file demonstrating representative work in the classroom or rehearsal hall.
    (NOTE ABOUT VIDEO FILE SUBMISSIONS: The maximum file size of a single video is 120Mb, so you should split large video submissions into pieces that are logical and under the file-size limits. We suggest that you review all submitted files carefully.)
  • A 1-to-2 page type-written statement of philosophy of music education (PDF preferred).

Master of Music

Option II - Music Education Emphasis - Summers Only

Area Course Credit Hrs Total Credits
Core Courses     18 hrs
  • MUED 836-Psychology/Sociology of Music 3 hrs  
  • MUED 843 Research 3 hrs  
  • MUED 845 Historical & Philosophical Foundations of American Music Education 3 hrs  
  • MUED 928 Curriculum 3 hrs  
  • MUED 838 Inclusive Music Education 3 hrs  
  • MUED 832 Core Arts Standards: A Context for Beginning Graduate Studies in Music Education 3 hrs  
Other Music Education Course one course from the following: 3 hrs  
  + MUED 862 Choral Lit and Conducting for School Ensembles    
  – MUED 863 Instrumental Lit and Conducting for School Ensembles    
  * MUED 893 Workshop Seminar: Orff Schulwerk    
Music Courses (minor)     9 hrs
  MUSC 861 Comprehensive Analysis 3 hrs  
  MUSC 840 Technology Strategies Teaching Composition 3 hrs  
  *  MUSC 839 Music in the Lives of People
+ MUSC 870 Intro to Vocal Pedagogy
–  MUSC 862A Brass/Percussion Lit & Ped
–  MUSC 862E Woodwind Lit & Ped 
3 hrs  
Supporting Courses Select courses from MUSC, MUED (workshops), or other Depts. (e.g., EDAD, EDPS)   6 hrs
    TOTAL: 36 hrs

• = For all Students
+ = For Choral Emphasis
– = For Instrumental Emphasis
* = For General Music Emphasis