M.M. - Piano Pedagogy and Performance

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 30, 2020

Wind Band Conducting auditions

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 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 Requirements
  • To assist candidates in achieving success, the following requirement has been set by the area:

    Prepare three pieces, in contrsting styles, to be played form memory.

Master of Music

Option III - Piano Pedagogy and Performance Emphasis

Area Course Credit Hrs Total Credits
Applied Music MUAP 902- Piano   9 hrs
Pedagogy/Literature     15 hrs
Pedagogy: MUSC 824 - Piano Ped I 3 hrs  
  MUSC 825 - Piano Ped II 3 hrs  
  MUSC 826 - Piano Ped III 3 hrs  
  MUSC 827 - Piano Ped IV 3 hrs  
Literature: MUSC 876 - Piano Lit OR 3 hrs  
  MUSC 877 - Piano Lit Seminar 3 hrs  
Core Courses     11 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     4 hrs
  MUEN 845 Grad Ensemble and/or MUEN 852 3-4 hrs  
  MUSR 68-Recital Attendance (4 semesters) 0 hrs  
Recital MUSR 98   0 hrs
    TOTAL: 39 hrs

18 of the hours must be in courses for Graduate Students only.

The recital is normally completed in the third semester.