Welcome to the Music Preparatory Department

  • NKU Music Preparatory Wins Best of NKY for Music Instruction---2nd Year in a Row!

  • NKU String Project: Group String Classes Starting at $110/year!

  • Call (859) 572-7737 to register today for Summer 2015!!!

  • Mainstage Wizard of Oz 2015

    Mainstage Musical Theatre Co. 2015 presents The Wizard of Oz!
  • Bringing Music out to the Community!

The Northern Kentucky University Music Preparatory Department believes that arts education is an essential and fundamental necessity. NKU Music Preparatory provides community and continuing education programs of the highest quality to students of all ages and abilities and also strives to enrich the culture of the greater-Cincinnati and northern-Kentucky regions through engaging artistic experiences and outreach initiatives.

Fall Registration is open!


2015–2016 Parking Permits are available online beginning July 6, 2015.

For more information, please visit http://parking.nku.edu/.

2014–2015 and Spring 2015 permits expire on Sunday, August 9, 2015.

Online audition scheduling for NKU Youth Symphony Orchestra is now available:



-Open to students in grades 7–12
- Strings: 4+ years playing experience with a minimum level of having completed Suzuki Book 3 (or equivalent)
- Woodwinds/brass/percussion: 2+ years playing experience in an ensemble

Audition Material:

- 2 octave major scales in keys up to 3 sharps/flats
- Prepared solo of choice demonstrating ability
- sight reading


For directions to Northern Kentucky University and and information regarding parking options, please visit http://musicprep.nku.edu/parking.html.

Interested in private lessons?

Submit an online information request form. We'll forward along your information and have one of our instructors contact you directly about lessons.

Submit an Online Private Lesson Request Form


Music Prep Office Hours:

Monday–Thursday: 3:00–6:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00–3:00 p.m.

The Music Prep Office is FA 378A

Please note: The Music Prep office is not keeping regular office hours during the month of July. Please feel free to call and leave a message.  

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Contact Us: 859.572.PREP (7737)  musicprep@nku.edu