The University of Nebraska at Omaha contributes to the community and to the state through its strong academic programs, research and creative activity of its faculty, and through a very special orientation to public service. Through these and through the accomplishments of its graduates, UNO takes advantage of its unique role in the area and serves both students and community through relevant programs of high quality. The Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music degrees offered by the School of Music are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students may choose to study with talented artist-faculty in brass, woodwind, percussion, strings, keyboard, or voice. Visit our Areas of Study page for more information regarding your area of interest.
Bachelor of Music
Music education is a major emphasis of the School of Music. A comprehensive curriculum leading toward a K-12 teaching certificate is offered to students in all areas of music study. A unique team-taught emphasis provides students with a diversity of hands-on teaching experiences, techniques, and resources required for a successful career. Nationally recognized clinicians and educators regularly conduct clinics and workshops throughout the year offering advanced experiences in a broad spectrum of teaching situations. Students have opportunity to observe and teach in diverse school settings throughout the metropolitan area.
The Music Education degree with PK-12 Certification is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Nebraska State Department of Education. The program will seek Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation upon the next review cycle. To be formally accepted into the Educator Preparation program, candidates must pass the Praxis Core tests in reading (state benchmark of 156), writing (state benchmark of 163), and math (state benchmark of 150). Aggregated results for candidates completing Praxis Core exams can be found at:
The Bachelor of Music with PK-12 Certification degree allows UNO to recommend graduates for Nebraska licensure as PK-12 music teachers. In addition, candidates must pass the Praxis II – Music: Content and Instruction (5114) with a score of 152 or higher to meet state licensure requirements. Results for candidates completing Praxis II can be found at:
The Bachelor of Music degree in performance involves intensive study in vocal or instrumental music and experience in a variety of performance situations. An innovative curriculum in fundamental music skills provides a solid foundation in music theory, history and analysis. Students will study with talented artist-faculty in brass, woodwinds, percussion, keyboard, or voice and will focus on the skills needed to lay a foundation for a performance career and graduate study. There are three different concentrations available in the Music Performance degree are instrumental performance, vocal performance, and music technology.
Bachelor of Arts in Music
This is a new degree that combines the same high-quality experiences of the Bachelor of Music degree with the flexibility of more electives and areas of concentration. The Bachelor of Arts in music offers concentrations in performance, jazz, music technology and music entrepreneurial studies. Specifically in the concentrations of music technology and music entrepreneurial studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Music facilitates music for the non-traditional music learner. This degree is also a perfect fit for students who are seeking double majors in music and some other area.
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