University General Course Catalog 2015-2016 
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Music Performance, M.M.

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I. Contact Information

Louis Niebur, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
(775) 784-6145

Department of Music
Church Fine Arts / 226
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0049

II. Brief Introduction

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music provides education in the history, performance, theory, and pedagogy of music. Its mission is to help students acquire the skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully contribute as performers, scholars, and educators. At the same time, the Department stands committed to supporting the creative endeavors of its faculty, and to fostering a close relationship with the greater Northern Nevada community.

The Master of Music program in the College of Liberal Arts allows students to pursue their primary interests and gain an education in the following tracks:

  • Master of Music in Instrumental Performance
  • Master of Music in Vocal Performance
  • Master of Music in Orchestral Career Studies
  • Master of Music in Jazz & Improvisational Music
  • Master of Music in Composition

III. Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students pursuing the Master of Arts-Musicology and Master of Music-Music Education degrees are expected to write and conduct research at a professional level.
  • All Master’s students are expected to gain an in-depth understanding of music theory and music history.
  • All Master of Music in Performance majors are expected to perform at a professional level

IV. Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the Department of Music graduate program you must meet the program requirements, but you must also meet the requirements of the graduate school. The University Admissions Web site has information specifically for the graduate admissions process.

Applicants steps:

  • Contact the appropriate graduate faculty member or the Department of Music Chair to determine eligibility for a graduate degree in music.
  • Apply to audition by obtain the Audition/Application Procedures from your appropriate faculty member
  • Complete the online Graduate School application and pay the application fee. You can apply to Graduate School at UNR online. The University of Nevada, Reno uses CollegeNET as its application provider. The process is straightforward: create an account, login and you’re on your way.
  • Have two official transcripts sent directly from your undergraduate institution to the Graduate School: University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate School, Mail Stop 326, Reno, NV 89557-0326
  • Have two letters of recommendation sent to the Department of Music: University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Music/226, Reno, NV 89557-0226
  • Complete your Immunizations and send those records to: University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate School, Mail Stop 326, Reno, NV 89557-0326

V. Program Requirements

A. Instrumental Performance/Composition

B. Vocal Performance

D. Jazz Performance

E. Collaborative Piano

VI. Total Units (32 units)

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