University General Course Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jun 07, 2023  

Applied Voice Music, B.M.


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. To this end, and following the mission of the university as a whole, the department provides high quality, accredited, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in performance, education, and research. The department offers courses, ensembles, and concerts that reflect the diversity and richness of the world’s cultures, and maintains a learning environment where student performers and scholars may regularly interact with professional teacher/mentors.

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

Department of Music
Virginia Street Gym 100
(775) 784-6145 

College of Liberal Arts Advising:

Transfer to Nevada

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

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 Units


I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)

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

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (3 units minimum) - CO2

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO2 courses .

C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7

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

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (12 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Students must satisfy at least two of the Additional Silver Core requirements with courses that also meets a major requirement. If students do not use the following recommended courses to satisfy the additional Silver Core requirements, they must take appropriate courses in other departments.  Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter of this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO9 courses .

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10

The following recommended course can also be used in the Major Requirement:

C. Global Context Course - CO11

D. Ethics Course - CO12

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO12 courses .

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13

F. Application Course - CO14

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO14 courses .

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements–Applied Voice Specialization (73-89 units)

A. Required (0 units)

B. Voice Instruction (8 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)

L. Music Literature (3 units)

Select ONE of the following:

M. Conducting (2 units)

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.

V. Minor Requirement (0 units)

VI. Electives (0-11 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule–Voice Emphasis

The recommended schedule adds up to 128 units and it’s under revision.

Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan with an academic advisor.

A. First Year

Fall Semester (17 units)

Spring Semester (16-17 units)

B. Second Year

Fall Semester (17-18 units)

Spring Semester (14 units)

C. Third Year

Fall Semester (16-17 units)

Spring Semester (14-15 units)

D. Fourth Year

Fall Semester (14-15 units)

Spring Semester (17-18 units)


Students may reduce Fall and Spring semester loads by taking Core Curriculum and/or foreign language courses during the summer.