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If you have a passion for music, we have a program for you!

The Music Program at Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts offers a full range of performance and education opportunities to Music majors. The Program offers the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Arts in Music. Music minors are also available to students majoring in other disciplines and work especially well as part of the Integrative Studies Major.


Opportunity Awaits!

Our graduates pursue successful careers as professional performers, college and university faculty, public school music teachers, private studio instructors, and in allied fields within the music industry. Since our primary focus is undergraduate instruction, students receive individual attention from these outstanding musicians, teachers and scholars. We believe that we offer our students the best professional training in a friendly, caring and personal musical environment.

GSA Scholarships

Students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Program (GSA) and have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA and a 24 ACT / 1160 SAT or higher are eligible to receive a full tuition scholarship.


Apply to NKU Music

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

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

If you are unable to make any of these audition dates, please contact Joan Brummer for an alternative live audition date or consider submitting a video audition instead.

Audition information and requirements

Undergraduate Degree Offerings