Welcome to the Department of Music.
The Department of Music at University of Nevada, Reno welcomes you.
As you know, you have been accepted into a rigorous program which reflects on your current level as an aspiring musician. Rest assured that faculty and your fellow students are looking forward to your participation in the world of music that is this department, and this city. Now is your opportunity to go much further in becoming the artist you intend to be.
So, what's next?
Faculty members stress the importance of settling in and setting your pace toward developing your career. Begin right away devising your strategy for achieving your degree. Ask questions! Our faculty and staff are very willing to help.
What you must do before the first day of classes.
As an incoming undergraduate Music major student, you are required to take the “OnMusic Fundamentals Placement Exam” to determine your eligibility for enrollment in MUS 203R Music Theory I. Your registration will not be complete, until we receive the official score for this test.
All incoming graduate students of Music are REQUIRED to take the “Graduate Theory and History Proficiency Exams” on the Saturday before the first official day of class. The results of these exams will determine your eligibility for enrollment in graduate theory and history seminars. Passing both of these exams is also crucial in maintaining your GTA.
What to do the first week of classes.
Practice rooms are strictly available to music majors or students enrolled in music classes on a priority-need basis. Visit the Department Office to get your access code. Practice room scheduling occurs at the beginning of each semester.
Each year the Department of Music grants a limited number of scholarships for the study of music and the University has a strict policy governing the application procedure. It is important that you following the instructions explicitly and meet the specific deadlines.
If recitals are a requirement of your particular degree program, you will need to plan ahead for these events.
Even if ensemble participation is not a requirement of your particular degree program, you have the opportunity to audition for a wide variety of music ensembles.