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You are Invited to a Music Visit Day

Students in Salzburg

Experience what it is like to be a music student!

  • Attend classes and ensembles with a student host.
  • Receive a free applied instrument/voice lesson.
  • Free lunch provided in the Student Union Food Court.
  • Choose your own date for the visit.

Interested? Please contact:

Joan Brummer, Music Program Advisor | (859) 572-5902

Schedule a Visit

News & Events

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    NKU SOTA Offers Summer Dance Institute for Young Artists

    May 2, 2023 - SOTA is proud to announce the return of the Summer Dance Institute, running from August 4-6, 2023. The program aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of dance and campus life, allowing participants between the ages of 14 and 23 to learn from the university's esteemed faculty [...]

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    From Campus to Community: NKU Announces Exciting On-Tour Theatre Season

    April 26, 2023 - SOTA is excited to announce its upcoming 2023-24 Theatre and Dance season. With the Fine Arts Center set to undergo major renovations to its theatre spaces, SOTA is taking its productions on tour to various locations, offering theatergoers the chance to experience these shows like never before [...]

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    Experience the Best of Broadway with A Grand Night for Singing at NKU

    March 28, 2023 - A Grand Night for Singing features an impressive lineup of songs from some of the most popular shows in musical theater history. Running from April 14-23, 2023 at the Stauss Theatre, this Tony-nominated musical revue is a fresh take on the beloved works of Rodgers & Hammerstein [...]


Auditions & Scholarships

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Spring 2023 Audition Dates

  • Thursday, Feb. 16: String Area Auditions
  • Saturday, Feb. 18: All Disciplines except Strings
  • Thursday, March 2: String Area Auditions
  • Saturday, March 18: All Disciplines except Strings

Auditions are required for majors and minors for admission into the NKU Music Program and for scholarship consideration.

Audition Information


Study Abroad

Explore Salzburg

Each year, more and more NKU undergraduates, graduate students, student teachers, and faculty are getting involved in studying, interning, working, and volunteering abroad.

NKU SOTA students have the opportunity to study in Salzburg, Austria for five weeks each summer. Each student takes up to 6 undergraduate or graduate credits that apply toward the completion of their degrees.

Helpful Links



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Our Mission
The School of the Arts Music Program provides student-centered instruction to a diverse population of versatile musicians and creative thinkers who are prepared to make a meaningful impact on communities in an ever-changing world.

Our Vision
The School of the Arts Music Program will be recognized as a top-destination for students seeking to become well-rounded musicians who will contribute to the cultural vitality of local and global communities.

contact us

Music Office

Northern Kentucky University
Fine Arts Center 312
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5421


Music Program Head

Kimberly Gelbwasser Lazzeri
FA 312C | (859) 572-1563

Music Advisor

Joan Brummer
FA 337 | (859) 572-5902