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Applied Instrumental Music, B.M.


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Description


The department offers courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Music with majors in several areas of applied music.

Courses in the literature of music, applied music and performance are offered as part of the university’s core curriculum. More specialized courses in these areas and in music theory and methods for music teachers are offered for cultural enrichment and for the professional preparation of performers and teachers. Performance organizations are open to all university students by audition. These include bands (marching, pep, symphonic, and wind ensemble), chamber ensembles (strings, winds, and vocal), choir, opera, jazz (bands and combos), and orchestra. Specific offerings depend on enrollment and availability of faculty.

NOTE: For all students entering the Bachelor of Music–Applied Music degree programs, any grade of C- or lower in the coursework for the major must be repeated (courses may only be repeated once).

Contact Information


132 Church Fine Arts Complex
(775) 784-6145

College of Liberal Arts Advising http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 42 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60-65 Units

 

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (33-46 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102  are not required to complete ENG 101 .

B. Mathematics (3-6 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Music majors will satisfy the Fine Arts requirement through the Ensemble requirement.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


For the second Capstone, refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity (0-3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.This requirement can be satisfied simultaneously with the Capstone requirement.

II. Additional College Requirements (0 units)


Applied music majors studying the applied instrumental, or jazz emphases are not required to fulfill the College of Liberal Arts foreign language, and breadth requirements.

III. Major Requirements–Applied Instrumental Specialization (62-69 units)


Select one of the three following specializations: Instrumental, Jazz, Voice. Entrance audition is required for all areas.

A. Required (0 units)


B. 100-level Applied Individual Instruction (8 units)


Applied Music units must be on a single instrument.

C. 300-level Applied Individual Instruction (8 units)


Upper division audition required. Applied music units must be on a single instrument.

D. Junior Recital (0 units)


E. Senior Recital (0 units)


F. Minor Instrument Instruction (2 units)


Units must be earned on a single instrument.

G. Piano Proficiency (0-4 units)


Functional piano sequence optional.

H. Major Ensemble (5 units)


 An additional 3 units of Ensemble coursework is counted in the Core Curriculum Fine Arts section above.

I. Secondary Ensemble (5 units)


K. Continuation Exam


L. Music Literature (0-3 units)


Select ONE of the following:

M. Conducting (2 units)


N. Music Literature Electives (4 units)


Course work must be numbered 300 - 499. Piano majors should take 4 units of MUS 483 .

IV. Minor Requirements (0 units)


V. Electives (5-25 units)


VI. Recommended Schedule–Instrumental Emphasis


A. First Year


Fall Semester (14 units)


Spring Semester (14-15 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (14-15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (17 units)


Note(s):

The Piano Proficiency Exam should be taken during the junior year.

Spring Semester (17 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (17 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • MUS 100 - Concert Class (0 units)
  • MUSA (Applied Lessons–300-400 level) (2 units)
  • MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 unit)
  • MUSE (Secondary Ensemble) (1 unit)
  • MUS 499 - Senior Recital–Applied (0 units)
  • Music Literature Elective (2 units)
  • General Elective (300-400 level) (6 units)

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