Audition Information

All students planning to major or minor in music must complete admission requirements as determined by the Department of Music and Performing Arts. Prospective students should apply for admission to UNK before performing an audition. Music majors and minor must choose an area of applied music and meet the proficiency standards of the Department for admission and graduation. All new students will audition to determine their performance level. Refer to Audition/Scholarship Information for specific audition literature requirements. All incoming students including transfer students will also take placement test in the areas of theory, ear training, sight singing, piano skills, and performance.Scholarships are available, and are determined based on the audition. Students who wish to be considered for scholarship are strongly encouraged to appear in person to audition. Scholarships available to music majors (and minors) include:

  • Regents Scholarships
  • Chancellor's Scholarships
  • Honors Scholarships
  • Horizon Honors Program Scholarship
  • Dean's Scholarships
  • Lavern Clark Scholarships
  • Mary Elaine Wallace House Scholarships
  • Thornton String Quartet Scholarships
  • Carol Cope Scholarship
  • Gary & Roma Thomas Scholarship
  • Baldwin String Scholarship
  • Frances Larson Ehly Scholarship
  • Friends of Music Scholarships
  • Kearney Symphony Orchestra Scholarship
  • Bill Lynn Scholarships
  • E. Evelyn Peterson Scholarship
  • Shirley Walker Scholarship
  • E. Roy Blazer Scholarship
  • Kearney Cosmopolitan Club Scholarship
  • Special Activity Grants
  • Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

Music Scholarship Application

Students should prepare two pieces (songs) of contrasting style to perform for the music faculty; an additional exam in sight-reading will be administered. An audiocassette, CD or DVD may be submitted for admittance to any program in lieu of a live audition in circumstances when a live audition is not possible.

2015 Audition Schedule:

  • Friday, January 30
  • Friday, February 13
  • Saturday, February 14
  • Saturday, February 28
  • Friday, March 6

Online Audition Form

For Additional Information, Contact: 

  • University of Nebraska-Kearney
    Music & Dance Office
    Department of Music & Performing Arts
    Fine Arts & Humanities 221
    Kearney, NE 68849
    (308) 865-8618
  • Office of Admissions
    (308) 865-8526