Music at UNO
A vibrant, metropolitan university in the state's largest city, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has an enrollment of 16,000 students, and is a residential campus with several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a sophisticated city of more than 500,000. Omaha consists of a diverse community with a myriad of interesting neighborhoods. Music-making in Omaha is represented by an active Symphony and Opera Company, and many community and semi-professional performing groups. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is in a unique position to take advantage of these resources.
The Department of Music is one of five academic units within the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media. It is located in the beautifully landscaped Janet A. and Willis S. Strauss Performing Arts Center, which is nestled near the focal point of the campus, a campanile that houses a carillon of forty-seven bells. The complex itself boasts a tunable recital hall which seats 460, impressive acoustic isolation, and well-equipped classrooms and rehearsal spaces. The center serves as a nexus of musical activity not only for the university, but for the city of Omaha as well.
The Department of Music has a faculty of 50 full and part time members and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The department enrolls over 200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in composition, music education, technology, and performance, and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in conducting, music education, and performance.
The Department of Music maintains a very active performance schedule with ensembles, student and faculty recitals and guest performers. For a schedule of upcoming performances visit the Department of Music Events page, which lists all the concerts and other events sponsored by the Department of Music.