Undergraduate Admissions Process

Step 1 - Apply to the University

Admission as a major or minor to the Glenn Korff School of Music first requires an application to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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 should be contacted, in approximately five business days, via email with a special 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 did not receive an email, please email Kirsten Drennonauditions and scholarship coordinator, to request your audition. Your audition is your application to the Glenn Korff School of Music.

If you are an incoming freshman who has applied to ANY OTHER PROGRAM, and want to schedule an audition in music or dance, please let us know of your interest 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. Current UNL students should also email admissions at admissions@unl.edu requesting a change of major to music or dance. 

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 acceptance (if offered). 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.  

Music Technology 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 

To help protect the health and safety of our music and dance community, spring 2021 auditions to the Glenn Korff School of Music, for fall 2021 applicants, will be held remotely. For most areas of study (not piano - see the auditions requirement page), this will require uploading a video of your audition onto a platform such as VidGrid, Vimeo, or YouTube and then submitting the link to that video via the confirmation/link submission form. If you need a link to the form, contact:Kirsten Drennon, the auditions and scholarship coordinator. Audition details for your particular area of study will be emailed after you have applied to the University and requested your audition via the audition request form to Glenn Korff School of Music. Deadline for submission of video links (for scholarship consideration) was in February. You may still audition for admission to the school of music. Please contact us about in-person auditions at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. These typically happen the Friday before classes begin.

Audition links may be submitted to be reviewed for admission AFTER February 6, but they will NOT be eligible for scholarship consideration.
For more details about remote auditions and how to create a successful audition recording, go to the Undergraduate Audition Requirements page.

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