M.M. Woodwind

Important Dates

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

January 15th, 2018

(All Degrees Programs)

April 1st, 2018

(Summer MM-Music Educ ONLY)

Preferred graduate audition days:

February 16, 2018

Conducting & Jazz Performance auditions

February 17, 2018

All other area auditions

Submissions will be reviewed starting on January 15, 2018.

Application Checklist - Specific Requirements

You must begin by applying to the UNL Graduate College at: 
https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/programs/Music
  • 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 yourself into G.A.M.E.S.  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). We require:
    Undergraduate GPA = 2.75/4.00 scale
  • International Students (only) must enter their TOEFL score into G.A.M.E.S.  We require:
    TOEFL minimum = Paper-550  Internet-79 (IELTS 6.5)
  • You will be asked to enter into G.A.M.E.S. the names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for your referees. Requests for letters will be sent out by UNL via the email addresses in G.A.M.E.S.  We require:
    a minimum of 
    three letters of recommendation
  • 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: 
    • To assist candidates in achieving success, the following requirements have been set by the area.  Please refer to the list below in knowing how to prepare.

 

WOODWINDS

Auditions are requested on the G.A.M.E.S. website. 

Flute:

20 minutes of a well-chosen program demonstrating musicianship and technique in a wide variety of styles, including a movement of Bach or Mozart (single movements possible). Orchestral excerpts possible, but not required. Piano accompaniment not required for live audition.

Oboe:

20 minutes of a well-chosen program demonstrating musicianship and technique in a wide variety of styles. For example, Mozart or Strauss, Paris Conservatory, 20th-century. Orchestral excerpts possible, but not required. Piano accompaniment not required for live audition.

Clarinet:

20 minutes of a well-chosen program demonstrating musicianship and technique in a wide variety of styles and in at least two genres (i.e. Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and 20th-century). Piano accompaniment not required for live audition.

Saxophone:

20 minutes of music representing the applicant’s technical, melodic and interpretive abilities. Repertoire chosen should be of Grade IV or V level or higher. Please choose contrasting selections that demonstrate both your melodic ability and your technical range. Applicants may use a transcription (baroque or classical); however, at least one selection must be from the 20th-century/conservatory literature written for the saxophone. Piano accompaniment not required for live audition.

Bassoon:

20 minutes of a well-chosen program demonstrating musicianship and technique in a wide variety of styles, including the first and second movements of the Mozart or Weber Concerto and a 20th century piece of your choice. Orchestral excerpts possible, but not required. Piano accompaniment not required for live audition.