Undergraduate Admissions Process

Undergraduate Audition Dates

Friday, February 3, 2023

Admission & Scholarship
Brass, Composition, Percussion, Woodwinds & Voice

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Admission & Scholarship
Dance, Keyboard, Strings & Voice

Friday, February 17, 2023

Admission & Scholarship
Dance, Keyboard, Strings & Voice

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Admission & Scholarship
Brass, Composition, Percussion, Woodwinds & Voice

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 - Audition Required. 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 receive information about requesting an audition. You can also directly email Kirsten Drennonauditions and scholarship coordinator. Your audition is your application to the Glenn Korff School of Music and your music/dance scholarship application. 

In-person auditions are always recommended for scholarship consideration. However, video auditions will be accepted for Fall 2023 entry.  The final deadline for scholarship-eligible VIDEO auditions is 5 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023. You will be able to select the video option when you request your audition and will submit it via SlideRoom.

If you are an incoming freshman who has applied to ANY OTHER PROGRAM, and want to schedule an audition in music or dance, you need to let us know of your interest in a music or dance audition 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 in music and MAJOR/MINOR in DANCE. For the MUSIC MINOR see audition or non-audition music minor options below. Applicants who audition to be accepted as a music major or dance major are automatically considered for scholarship support. The Glenn Korff School of Music provides SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT only to MAJORS.  You may audition in more than one area, but you must choose only ONE area for a major and for scholarship acceptance (if a scholarship is offered). Applicants auditioning for acceptance as a COMPOSITION MAJOR submit a (1)portfolio, have an (2)interview with faculty, and also need to (3) perform an audition in one of the vocal or instrumental performance areas and pass that audition at the minor level.

MINORS: Requesting an audition as a music or dance minor

Music minor with AUDITION: If you are planning to MINOR in music and plan to take applied lessons as a part of your music minor, email Kirsten Drennon, auditions and scholarship coordinator, with your name and NUID in the subject line regarding your intention to audition for a minor in music. Dance minors will also need to email regarding their intention to audition for the dance minor. For music MINORS, state your instrument or vocal part in your email.  

Music minor with NO AUDITION: (you will not be eligible to take applied lessons for voice or instrument): please see the music minor checklist here: https://arts.unl.edu/music/undergraduate-handbook/checksheet-music-minor. If you participate in ensembles as a minor, those will have a separate auditions scheduled by the ensemble director: https://arts.unl.edu/music/ensembles

Music Technology: NO AUDITION Glenn Korff School of Music offers a minor in music technology that is open to all UNL students regardless of major.  The minor in music technology does NOT require an audition.

Minor in music technology

Step 3 - Perform Your Audition 

Details about your audition day and time will be emailed after you have applied to the University AND officially requested your audition via the Glenn Korff School of Music audition request form.