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What will I learn?

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).

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will be able to:

  • perform on an instrument or voice at a minimum semi-professional level.
  • master basic musicianship skills (piano, rhythm, pitch discrimination).
  • demonstrate knowledge of basic musical arranging/composing concepts.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$22,922.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts

1664 N. Virginia Street,

RENO,

Nevada,

89557, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshman student, you must be a graduate from an approved or accredited high school (GED certificate may not be used for admission).

For international students

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshman student, you must be a graduate from an approved or accredited high school. You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Students are exempt from taking the test if they meet one of the following conditions: TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based test) or higher, 600 (paper-based test) or higher; IELTS score of 8 or higher; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 80.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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