Undergraduate Audition Information

Undergraduate Audition Dates

An audition serves as the admission and scholarship application for the Glenn Korff School of Music.
All majors and most minors require an audition.

Brass, Composition, Percussion, and Woodwinds

Friday, February 2, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024


Saturday, February 3, 2024
Friday, February 16, 2024


Friday, February 16, 2024


Saturday, February 3, 2024
Friday, February 23, 2024


Saturday, January 20, 2024
Friday, February 16, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024

Video Auditions

Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 5 p.m.

Video Audition Deadline
Video deadline for scholarship eligibility

Audition Days Include

  • Hospitality Room
  • Practice Rooms for warm-up prior to audition
  • Information Sessions:
    Music Degrees and the Freshman Year

  • Lunch tickets to UNL dining hall provided for auditionee and up to 2 family members

ADMISSION: Admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music as a music major or minor or as a dance major or minor requires an audition. The audition is in addition to the formal application process for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (We encourage all prospective music students to complete their application for admission to UNL by November 1 in order to be eligible for university-wide scholarship support.) For information on university admissions, contact admissions@unl.edu 

Applicants who complete a successful audition as a major on or before the final Audition Days in February are automatically considered for Glenn Korff School of Music scholarship support.  We provide scholarship support from our own resources only to majors.  The request to audition as a music or dance major serves as the request to be considered for this source of scholarship support.  There is no additional form to complete for scholarship support from the Glenn Korff School of Music.

Performance auditions offer applicants the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to pursue college-level instruction in music or dance. Candidates may audition in more than one area, but should plan to audition in the area in which they can present the best possible performance. Students can choose only one area for major study. Prospective composition majors, whether intending to pursue the BM or BME degree, must also pass submit a portfolio, pass an interview and a performance audition (at which they must demonstrate at least the skill level of a minor).

Music auditions are heard by the Glenn Korff School of Music faculty and are usually 10 minutes in length with the exception of percussion auditions which are 30 minutes in length. Vocal audition accompaniment is provided upon request, but rehearsal time with the vocal accompanist prior to the audition is not provided. To assist candidates in achieving a successful audition, each performance area has set forth audition requirements for their area. Please refer to this list to learn how to prepare for your instrumental or vocal audition.

The auditions for the dance major and minor are held simultaneously.  Applicants take a two-hour modern dance class taught by faculty and assisted by students.

Once you have applied to the University you as a music or dance major, you should email the auditions and scholarship coordinator to request your audition.


For questions regarding music and dance admissions and requesting an audition please contact: 

Kirsten Drennon
Auditions And Scholarship Coordinator
Glenn Korff School of Music
113 Westbrook Music Building
Lincoln, NE 68588-0100