NKU Department of Music

Northern Kentucky University's Department of Music offers a full range of performance and education opportunities to music majors. 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. 

Our students have been accepted for graduate study at such renowned institutions as the Juilliard School, Indiana University–Bloomington, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Iowa State University, the Eastman School of Music, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Audition Dates for 2015–2016 Admission:

  • Monday, December 8, 2014, 4:00–6:00 p.m. only
  • Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Monday, March 23, 2015, 4:00–6:00 p.m. only
  • Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:00–6:00 p.m. only

*For maximum scholarship consideration submit your NKU admissions application by January 15th.

Who is Your Hero?

Join us for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s One City, One Symphony NKU Listening Party on Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30pm in Greaves Concert Hall. CSO Assistant Conductor Will White will discuss the music of heroism. This is not a concert, but rather an intimate, casual conversation sampling portions of Mahler’s Symphony No.1.  Click here to RSVP for this FREE event leading up to the CSO’s November 14-16 Concert Series.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degrees:

  • Music Performance
    • Instrumental
    • Jazz Studies
    • Keyboard
    • Piano Accompanying
    • Piano Pedagogy
    • Vocal
  • Music Composition

Bachelor's Degrees with Teaching Certification:

  • Music Education
    • Choral
    • Instrumental
    • Piano/Choral

Bachelor of Arts:

  • Music
    • Liberal Studies
    • Music Entrepreneurship
    • Music Technology
    • Audio Production


  • Music


  • Piano Pedagogy
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Music Office

Northern Kentucky University
Fine Arts 253
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: 859.572.6399
Fax: 859.572.6076

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