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 30, 2020
Wind Band Conducting auditions
January 31, 2020
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.
Prepared Creative/Scholarly Materials Requirement
- Examples of scholarly/creative materials, such as an analytical term paper or research document on a music theory topic, must be uploaded in electronic form into G.A.M.E.S.
MM Music Theory applicants do not need to submit to an in-person interview as part of their application process. They are, however, encouraged to visit the Glenn Korff School of Music to meet the faculty, sit in on classes, visit wth current students, and learn up-close about the opportunities available here. To schedule a visit, please contact Prof. Stan Kleppinger at email@example.com. We would also encourage applicants to schedule a Skype/FaceTime interview if a "live" visit doesn't work.
Master of Music
Option I - Plan B - Music Theory Emphasis
|Area||Course||Credit Hrs||Total Credits|
|Major Area Courses||18 hrs|
|MUSC 856 Schenkerian Analysis||3 hrs|
|MUSC 857 Post-Tonal Theory||3 hrs|
|MUSC 941 Theory Pedagogy||3 hrs|
|MUSC 979 Seminar in Theory||3 hrs|
|MUSC 899 Thesis||6 hrs|
|Other Music Studies||8 hrs|
|MUSC 836-Intro to Grad Studies||2 hrs|
|Music History (see list of courses in Handbook)||6 hrs|
|MUSR 68-Recital Attendance (4 semesters)||0 hrs|
|Electives||(NOTE: 2 credits must be non-music theory)||4 hrs|