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.

Spring 2016 Scholarship Audition Dates are:

    Saturday, February 13, 2016
    Saturday, February 27, 2016

    Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tri-State Band Symposium Information:


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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


Jazz Ensemble, 11/8, 5pm, York Street Cafe

Percussion Ensemble, 11/9, 8pm, Greaves

Brass Choir, 11/12, 8pm, Greaves

Music Prep Winter Concert, 11/15, 2pm, Greaves

Strings/Chamber Music, 11/17, 8pm, Greaves

Bands, 11/19, 8pm, Greaves

Faculty Jazz, 11/24, 8pm, York Street Cafe

Steel Band, 11/30, 8pm, Greaves

Vocal Jazz, 12/1, 8pm, York Street Cafe

Christmas Choral Concert, 12/2, 7:30pm, Off-Campus

Jazz Bands, 12/3, 8pm, York Street Cafe

Philharmonic Orchestra, 12/4, 8pm, Greaves

String Project/Music Prep Concert, 12/6, 2pm, 4:30pm, Greaves

Contact Us                                 

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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