Areas of Study
Studios and Areas of Study
Brass majors at UNO are taught by a faculty of dedicated teachers and performers, and our students are provided with a wide array of performance opportunities. The programs of study for brass majors are designed to develop versatile performers in a variety of idioms including solo and chamber literature, orchestra, and jazz improvisation. Click here to learn more and to view audition requirements.
UNO's Keyboard Program is a very visible and active area within the School of Music. Our Keyboard Studies program is directed by Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor, a Steinway artist, who is well known for both her piano performance career, and many years of fine teaching. The Keyboard Area provides opportunities for students to develop their solo and ensemble skills in a wide variety of performance venues, both on campus and in the community. Click here to learn more and to view audition requirements.
The percussion program at UNO covers a wide range of percussion applications. The core of the program focuses on Western classical percussion techniques (snare, timpani, mallets, multiple percussion). However, there are ample opportunities to explore other percussion applications such as world drumming, drum set, electronic percussion, orchestral techniques, and marching percussion. Click here to learn more and to view audition requirements.
The cornerstone of UNO’s String Program is studio instruction. Emphasis is placed on technique; the development of musicality; exposure to standard solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire; and learning how to play with efficiency and ease. The string faculty have a diverse array of national and international teaching and performing experience. Click here to learn more and to view audition requirements.
The School of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s offers a substantial voice program with a wide range of experiences for voice majors. Students have the opportunity to participate in specialized workshops, masterclasses by renowned guest artists, and international/national conferences, competitions, and tours. Students perform in a variety of ensembles including the University Chorus, Concert Choir, Opera, and chamber groups. Students are frequently selected as soloists to perform with the UNO large and small ensembles. Click here to learn more and to view audition requirements.
Woodwind majors at UNO are taught by a faculty of dedicated teachers and performers, and our students are provided with a wide array of performance opportunities. The programs of study for woodwind majors are designed to develop skilled performers who are familiar with the standard solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature for their instruments. Click here to learn more and to view audition requirements.
Award-winning ensembles in the Jazz Area continue to receive acclaim for their outstanding musical performances from internationally recognized jazz artists, clinicians, and adjudicators. Students can take classes in Jazz Piano, Improvisation, and Jazz Pedagogy in addition to private lessons and weekly masterclasses. Click here to learn more and to view admission requirements.
In response to the emergence of technology in almost every aspect of the musical arts, the B.A. in Music Technology program combines the rigorous training of a traditional university music program, a practical hands-on approach through real-life opportunities, and a digital audio curriculum that combines platform-independent core competencies with emerging technologies and aesthetics. Click here to learn more and to view admission requirements.
The Music Education program at the UNO School of Music offers several options for both degree- and non-degree seeking students. The Bachelor of Music with PK-12 Certification degree allows UNO to recommend graduates for Nebraska licensure as PK-12 music teachers. Students interested in pursuing the B.M. degree in Music Education must apply for admission to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and audition for acceptance into the School of Music. UNO also offers the M.M. degree in Music Education as well as certificate courses in Kodály. Click here to learn more.