The School of Music, located within the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, is recognized as one of the finest music schools in the Midwest. Our professors are dedicated to the individual growth and development of every student, from undergraduates to master's-level candidates. Educational experiences at UNI include personal attention to build skill and technique, excellent facilities to promote studies, and abundant opportunities to showcase individual talent. Leading artists visit UNI each year and give individuals access to the finest talents in the world.
The School of Music, housed in Russell Hall and the 23 million dollar Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, is proud to note that UNI is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)*. The 40+ faculty have gained national and international reputations as performers, scholars, educators, conductors, and composers.
The School of Music has as its primary mission to educate and prepare music students for productive lives as teachers, performers, composers, scholars, and citizens, while also inspiring students of all degree programs to develop an appreciation for the place of music in a culturally diverse world.