Jun 02, 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)
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 Core Curriculum Capstone requirement.
II. Additional College Requirements (0 units)
Applied Music majors studying the Applied Voice Specialization are required to fulfill a departmental foreign language requirement with variations listed below (III, N.)
III. Major Requirements–Applied Voice Specialization (70-86 units)
B. Voice Instruction (8 units)
C. Diction, Literature & Pedagogy (12 units)
D. Upper-division Voice (8 units)
E. Junior Recital (0 units)
F. Senior Recital (0 units)
G. Minor Instrument Instruction (2 units)
Must be on a single instrument.
H. Piano Competency (0 units)
I. Major Ensemble (5 units)
An additional 3 units of Ensemble coursework is counted in the Core Curriculum Fine Arts section above.
J. Secondary Ensemble (5 units)
K. Music Core Courses (28 units)
L. Music Literature (0 units)
Units are counted in the Core Curriculum Capstone section above.
Select ONE of the following:
N. Foreign Language (0-16 units)
Students enrolled in the Applied Voice Specialization program must satisfy a departmental foreign language requirement by completing four semesters of one or more foreign languages. Four years of high school foreign language courses may be used in substitution with approval from the department.
IV. Minor Requirement (0 units)
V. Electives (0-17 units)
VI. Recommended Schedule–Voice Emphasis
Spring Semester (17-18 units)
Fall Semester (17-18 units)
Spring Semester (14 units)
Upper Division Barrier: Performance Jury, Skills, Diction, Piano Proficiency.
Fall Semester (16-17 units)
Spring Semester (17-18 units)
Fall Semester (11-12 units)
Spring Semester (11-12 units)
Students may reduce Fall and Spring semester loads by taking Core Curriculum and/or foreign language courses during the summer.