• Students playing trumpets in concert band
  • Fine Arts building sign


Audition Information

Admission to the Department of Music and Performing Arts as a music major or minor requires an audition. The audition is in addition to the formal application process for admission to the University of Nebraska Kearney. Students should apply to UNK before performing an audition. For information on university admissions, contact BeALoper@unk.edu.

Candidates who complete a successful audition will be considered for music scholarships. There are many scholarships available for both majors and minors.

Auditions consist of two parts – an individual performance of prepared literature and a short sight-reading example.  In addition, students will take theory and piano skills diagnostic exams on the day of the audition.

For full consideration, students are strongly encouraged to appear in person to audition. However, a CD, digital music, or video files may be submitted in lieu of a live audition if that is not possible.

For further details, please see the audition requirements and tips.


2015 Audition Schedule:
  • Friday, January 30
  • Friday, February 13
  • Saturday, February 14
  • Saturday, February 28
  • Friday, March 6

For more information, please contact:
David Cannon
University of Nebraska Kearney
Department of Music & Performing Arts
Fine Arts Building, Room 221
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8618

Office of Admissions
(308) 865-8526