Undergraduate Admissions Process

Step 1 - Apply to the University

Admission as a major or minor to the Glenn Korff School of Music requires acceptance to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and fulfillment of requirements for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Apply to the University

Step 2 - Apply to the Glenn Korff School of Music by requesting and scheduling an audition

After applying to the University as a music or dance major, you will be contacted via email with a link to request your audition at the Glenn Korff School of Music.  You should request your audition right away using the link provided. 

If you are an incoming freshman who has applied to a program other than music or dance, and want to schedule an audition in music or dance, please let us know by emailing Kirsten Drennon, auditions and scholarship coordinator, with your name and NUID in the subject line regarding your intention to audition and the audition request link will be sent to you. For music auditions, state your instrument or vocal part as part of the email. Current UNL students seeking a music or dance audition for a change of major should follow this procedure as well. 

You MUST AUDITION for the Glenn Korff School of Music faculty to be accepted as a major or minor in music or dance. Applicants who audition to be accepted as a music major or dance major are considered for scholarship support. The School of Music provides scholarship support only to majors.  You may audition in more than one area, but you must choose one area for major or minor and for scholarship consideration. Applicants auditioning for acceptance as a composition major also need to perform an audition in one of the performance areas.

Requesting an audition as a music or dance minor

If you are planning to minor in music, email Kirsten Drennon, auditions and scholarship coordinator, with your name and NUID in the subject line regarding your intention to minor in music or dance. For music minors, state your instrument or vocal part in your email.  

Audition Exception: The Glenn Korff School of Music offers a minor in music technology that is open to all UNL students.  The minor in music technology does not require an audition.

Minor in music technology

Step 3 - Perform Your Audition 

You will be informed of your audition results/admittance to the Glenn Korff School of Music via email from the Auditions and Scholarship Coordinator.  Scholarship offers will be made to accepted music and dance majors in a separate email after the final audition weekend. 

Request Audition Information