Aug 11, 2020
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).
||30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
|Major Residency Requirement
||15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
||42 Upper-Division Units
|Half Program Units/4 Year Institution
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.
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)
J. Music Core Courses (28 units)
L. Music Literature (0-3 units)
Select ONE of the following:
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
Spring Semester (14-15 units)
Fall Semester (14-15 units)
Spring Semester (15 units)
The Piano Proficiency Exam should be taken during the junior year.
Spring 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)