Areas of Study
Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in both music education and music performance. Students may choose to study with talented artist-faculty in brass, woodwind, percussion, string, keyboard, or voice. The Bachelor of Music degree in performance may be completed with composition or music technology as a major as well. An innovative curriculum in fundamental music skills provides a solid foundation in music theory, history and analysis. The music education track leads to certification in K-12 instrumental and vocal music. The performance track includes other professional music courses as well as ample opportunities to perform as a soloist, in chamber groups, or in a variety of other small and large ensembles.
The Master of Music degree is divided into three concentrations: Music Education, Music Performance and Conducting. The Music Performance track is a thirty-hour program emphasizing performance and applied music. Opportunities for internships and performances with local professional organizations are enjoyed by UNO graduate students. The Music Education concentration is available in both a thirty-hour thesis and a thirty-six hour non-thesis option. Special courses like Pedagogy of Multicultural Music and Pedagogy of Theory, flexibilty in elective options, and the ability to complete the degree exclusively during the summer make this program unique. The Conducting concentration is a thirty credit hour program that emphasizes individualized instruction in conducting and maximizes experiences in front of an ensemble. Courses in music history, literature, and theory supplement the practical experience to help produce well-rounded graduates with considerable knowledge of techniques and literature.
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Areas of Concentration
Music Technology (undergraduate only)
Composition and Theory (undergraduate only)