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Welcome to the NKU Music ProgramOur 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.

If you have a passion for music, we have a program for you! 
Northern Kentucky University's Music Program offers a full range of performance and education opportunities to Music majors. The Program offers the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Performance (Instrumental, Jazz Studies, Piano Pedagogy, Voice), Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music Education (Choral/Vocal, Instrumental), and Bachelor of Arts in Music (Liberal Studies, Audio Production). A music minor is also available to students majoring in other disciplines. 

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.

We invite you to visit our campus and meet our students, faculty, and staff! During your visit, you can tour our facilities and observe classes and rehearsals. Please email Music Program Advisor Joan Brummer at to schedule a Music Visit Day.

Please note the following:
The $15 fee is only required if you audition via video.  Applicants who audition in person will not be charged a fee. 
The following areas are accepting video auditions only: classical percussion, classical strings, classical woodwinds
Vocalists, please note that you will be required to wear a mask when singing if you select a live audition.

The NKU SOTA Theatre and Dance Program has their own Acceptd page.  Please be sure you are on the right page. 
Even if you are accepted into the Music Program, you must still apply and be accepted to Northern Kentucky University. Please be sure to apply to the university by February 15 in order to be considered for scholarships.

For any questions, please contact Joan Brummer at or Music Program Head Kimberly Lazzeri at

For any technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk