Current Students in Music
Things To Do
- Plan Your Recitals
- Get Your Practice Room Key Code
- Talk to Your Advisor
- Register for an Ensemble
- Study, Practice, Rehearse
A student wishing to schedule a recital should meet with his/her applied instructor early in the year to select a tentative date. Once a date has been selected, it is then the responsibility of the student to complete the Student Recital Scheduling Form.
Practice rooms are strictly available to music majors or students enrolled in music classes on a priority-need basis. Visit the Department Office to receive your access code. Practice room scheduling occurs at the beginning of each semester. Eating, drinking, and smoking are strictly prohibited in the practice rooms. The Department reserves the right to rescind practice room privileges from any individual.
Official Departmental Forms & Fees
There are departmental forms that need to be submitted, including the Practice Room Key Form, the Student Recital Scheduling Form, the Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form, Nightingale Concert Hall Reservation Forms, Non-Required Recital Scheduling Forms, and others. Fees are associated with some of these forms.
Faculty and Staff Directory
Keep on top of things by discussing your schedule, your progress, ensemble registrations, and any other academic matters that you need help with.
|Continuing Student Advising|
|Area of Interest||Area Advisor||Phone|
|Clarinet||David Ehrke, D.M.A.||(775) 682-9029|
|Composition||James Winn, D.M.A.||(775) 784-4051|
|Jazz & Improvisational Music||Peter Epstein, M.M.||(775) 784-1501|
|Music Education||Kate Pollard, M.M.||(775) 682-9010|
|Musicology||Louis Niebur, Ph.D.||(775) 784-4061|
|Percussion||Andrew Heglund, D.A.||(775) 682-9025|
|Piano, Classical||James Winn, D.M.A.||(775) 784-4051|
|Saxophone||David Ehrke, D.M.A.||(775) 682-9029|
|Strings||Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, M.M.||(775) 682-9024|
|Trumpet||Larry Engstrom, D.M.A.,||(775) 682-9039|
|Voice||Paul Torkelson, D.M.A.||(775) 682-9023|
The Department of Music Faculty and Staff Directory gives quick contact and specialty information with links to biographies, published works and more.
Ensemble participation is an essential component of every study plan and is a requirement for music majors. The requirements differ depending upon the type of program pursued. Ensemble playing is an essential component of
The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Graduate Students have an advanced type of online access to the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. You can also easily search the Music Library, consisting of 670 international music periodicals.
Music Clubs & Organizations
There are several ways to connect with fellow melomaniacs at UNR. There are local student chapters of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national music fraternity for men, Sigma Alpha Iota, the national music fraternity for women, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the national professional organization which focuses especially on the choral arts, and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), with its focus on Music Education. Find out more information with the link below:
Calls for Participation in Music
This index is to help music students and professionals find ways to participate academically in their fields of study. Search the Deadline Index for conference and Journal calls for paper and article submissions, and for performance and media proposals. The Index is categorized by submission deadline date, so it's easier to plan ahead.
A detailed map of the Church Fine Arts Music Wing listing all studios, practice rooms, classrooms, and offices is available from the hallway outside the department office (VSG 100).
Music Performances at UNR
Faculty and student ensemble performances occur frequently throughout each semester. Check the Department of Music Events Calendar for upcoming recitals and concerts.