Welcome to the Lincoln Public School Music home page. Lincoln Public Schools offers a comprehensive preK-12 music curriculum. This curriculum provides experiences through continuous and systematic instruction in areas of music congruent with the music section outlined in the Nebraska Fine Arts Standards and National Core Arts Standards.

Mission Statement

The mission of music education in Lincoln Public Schools is to enrich the lives of all students through the experiences of creating, performing, and responding to music.

Purpose Statements

The comprehensive, sequential study of music in Lincoln Public Schools will be taught by highly qualified music educators in order to:


  • Life long learners in music
  • Performers of music
  • Consumers of music
  • Listeners and critical thinkers of music
  • Innovators in music


  • Individual creativity
  • Musical literacy
  • Cooperative learning


  • The discovery of intrinsic and aesthetic values of music
  • An enjoyment of music
  • Ways to recognize, celebrate, and preserve cultural heritages and backgrounds


Guiding values supporting vision of music education in Lincoln Public Schools:

  • Excellence
  • Knowledge
  • Accountability
  • Artistry
  • Engagement
  • Inclusiveness
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Joy
  • Community

Dr. Lance Nielsen
Music Supervisor
(402) 436-1631

Deborah Batten
Executive Secretary
(402) 436-1632

Ryan Drapal
Music Librarian
(402) 436-1843

Judy Bush
K-12 Music Teacher Leader
(402) 436-1472