Music Schools & Colleges in Nebraska

Chadron State College
Chadron, NE
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Our primary goal is to prepare musicians for careers in Music Education, Music Business, or Music Performance. The development of teaching strategies, critical thinking, and communication skills is an important part in the study of music at Chadron State College. The students are given the opportunity to develop networking and marketing skills as performers and as educators.

Concordia University
Seward, NE
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At Concordia, you can study music with over 20 highly qualified instructors. Our six full-time faculty have among them over 30 published compositions, four awards for excellence in teaching, a national book award and a Grammy nomination for a jazz recording. All of our music programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Creighton University
Omaha, NE
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The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed to give the student a broad-based understanding of the musical arts. Through study in this degree program, the student will develop musically sensitive performance skills as well as a theoretical, historical and cultural understanding which will enhance his or her performance.

Doane College
Crete, NE
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The Music Department prepares students for careers in music and music education through the serious study of performance, theory, music history, music literature, conducting, and teaching methods.

Grace University
Omaha, NE
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Music majors study a broad set of classes designed to deepen the student’s understanding of music. It prepares them for performances, church ministries, music business, or private instruction. Classes are offered in theory, history, conducting, worship, as well as private lessons and ensemble participation. You can also add an education endorsement and be certified to teach in any school in Nebraska.

Hastings College
Hastings, NE
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Since the beginning of the College in 1882, we have established an enviable reputation throughout the Midwest for our quality programs, dedicated faculty, and talented students. We offer countless opportunities for you to use your talents and skills to make an impact. Our flexibility is designed to meet your individual aspirations.

Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE
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The Department of Music at Nebraska Wesleyan is a training ground, a performance center, and a laboratory. Directing itself to the needs of the students, the department is rich in personal attention and strongly emphasizes performance. The resources include a faculty of performing artists/teachers and facilities that are among the finest in the Midwest.

Peru State College
Peru, NE
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Peru State College Department of Music emphasizes the training of future music educators. However, students can obtain degrees in performance and music marketing, as well as music education. An endorsement in elementary music and a community music/studio teaching option is also available. Students can participate in a variety of performance groups. Vocalists may sing in the concert choir, show choir, and madrigal singers. Auditions are held in the fall for membership in any of the choral ensembles. Instrumentalists can participate in the concert band, jazz band, woodwind, brass, and percussion ensembles. Students do not have to be music majors to participate in any of the ensembles. In addition to regular on-campus concerts, the choirs and bands make annual tours of the area high schools. The Department of Music stresses individual student attention and is committed to high performance standards.

Union College
Lincoln, NE
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Union College has an extensive Music program that includes a special choir, a general choir, band, and orchestra. Union also offers degrees in music: Music, BA; Music Education, B.S. (split between Instrumental K-12 and Vocal K-12); and Music Performance, B.Music (split between Conducting and Vocal).

University of Nebraska-Kearney
Kearney, NE
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The Department of Music & Performing Arts is a disciplinary unit within the College of Fine Arts & Humanities of the University of Nebraska-Kearney. It provides a high-quality music education to the students of the University. The department’s highest priority is to educate students to be lifelong, independent learners and practitioners of music. The faculty continuously creates a constructive, stimulating, challenging, and rewarding student-centered learning environment. The faculty and students serve the community, state, and region as an intellectual, artistic, and cultural resource, thereby making the department an indispensable center of learning, leadership, inquiry, and cooperative achievement.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
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The School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a professional, comprehensive arts institution devoted to the advancement of music arts and scholarship, the preparation of the next generation of music professionals, and service to the music professions/institutions in the region, state, nation, and world. The Music Faculty consists of an outstanding array of internationally acclaimed artists and scholars who care deeply about their students (more than 350 students are enrolled here currently) and who work in close collaboration to serve the mission of the School of Music. Students in the UNL School of Music may pursue a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree options, including the Bachelor of Music degree (professional music focus), the Bachelor of Music Education degree (teacher preparation focus), the Bachelor of Arts degree (liberal arts focus), the Master of Music degree (professional music – advanced studies), the Doctor of Musical Arts (the terminal degree in professional music), and the Doctor of Philosophy (the terminal degree in music research).

University of Nebraska-Omaha
Omaha, NE
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The Department of Music has a faculty of 45 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 Musicdegree with concentrations in composition, musiceducation, technology, and performance, and the Master of Musicdegree with concentrations in conducting, musiceducation, and performance.

Wayne State University
Wayne, NE
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The Department of Music prepares students to teach music at all levels in the schools, to foster the development of musical talent, to provide rich musical experiences for all students, and to contribute to the musical life of the college, community and state.

York College
York, NE
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Through courses in the artistic, practical, and scholarly veins of music, the department seeks to prepare students for confident and competent entry into the fields of music performance and music education. These programs are designed to prepare students for either graduate school or their initial professional experience. Our graduates are successful in the public schools, graduate school, and in their private studios. The music department is passionate about exploring the body-mind-spirit connection that exists, and faith and learning are integrated in such a way as to prepare you for life– not just your profession.