Department of Music
Music and UNR

Department of Music

Church Fine Arts / 226

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV 89557-0049

Phone: (775) 784-6145
Fax: (775) 784-6896

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Bachelor of Music, Applied Instrumental Music Major

Suggested Course Load

Instrumental Emphasis

To help students get a sense of what the course load of a four year Bachelor of Music degree program might look like, a suggested four year schedule is provided in the General Course Catalog. It is highly recommended that students consult with their academic advisor for building an actual plan that best suits the student's particular interests. This is a recommended or suggested schedule, but it's best to consult your advisor. Click on the Years below to see a typical schedule:

Since degree requirements and course offerings can change from year to year, consult the General Course Catalog for your appropriate school year's requirements and suggestions.

Academic Year 2012-2103

RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE--Instrumental Emphasis

  1. First Year--Fall Semester
    1. ENG* (3 credits)
    2. MATH* (3 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUSA (Applied Lessons--lower division) (4 credits)
    5. MUS 109R--Functional Piano I or applied (1 credit)
    6. MUS 203R--Music Theory I (3 credits)
    7. MUS 211--Sightsinging & Dictation I (1 credit)
    8. MUSE (Appropriate Major Ensemble) (1 credit)
    9. TOTAL (16 credits)
    10. *Note: English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the current class schedule for placement information.
  2. First Year--Spring Semester
    1. ENG 102--Composition II* (3 credits)
    2. Core Natural Science A (3-5 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUS 110R--Functional Piano II (1 credit)
    5. MUSA (Applied Lessons--lower division) (4 credits)
    6. MUS 204R--Music Theory II (3 credits)
    7. MUS 212--Sightsinging & Dictation II (1 credit)
    8. MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 credit)
    9. TOTAL (16-18 credits)
  3. Second Year--Fall Semester
    1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
    2. Core Natural Science B (3 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUS 209R--Functional Piano III (1 credit)
    5. MUSA (Applied Lessons--lower division) (4 credits)
    6. MUS 301--Music Theory III (3 credits)
    7. MUS 311R--Sightsinging & Dictation III (1 credit)
    8. MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 credit)
    9. TOTAL (16 credits)
  4. Second Year--Spring Semester
    1. CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
    2. Core Social Science (3 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUSA (Applied Lessons--100-200 level) (4 credits)
    5. MUS 210R--Functional Piano IV (1 credit)
    6. MUS 300--Continuation Exam (0 credits)
    7. MUS 302--Music Theory IV (3 credits)
    8. MUS 312R--Sightsinging & Dictation IV (1 credit)
    9. MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 credit)
    10. MUSE (Secondary Ensemble) (1 credit)
    11. TOTAL (17 credits)
  5. Third Year--Fall Semester
    1. CH 203--American Experience and Consitutional Change (3 credits)
    2. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    3. MUSA (Applied Lessons--300-400 level) (4 credits)
    4. MUSA (Secondary Instrument) (1 credit)
    5. MUS 341--Music History I (3 credits)
    6. MUS 416R--Orchestration (3 credits)
    7. MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 credit)
    8. MUSE (Secondary Ensemble) (1 credit)
    9. TOTAL (16 credits)
    10. Piano Proficiency Exam should be taken during the junior year.
  6. Third Year--Spring Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    2. MUSA (Applied Lessons--300-400 level) (4 credits)
    3. MUSA (Secondary Instrument) (1 credit)
    4. MUS 342--Music History II (3 credits)
    5. MUS 408R--Form & Analysis (3 credits)
    6. MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 credit)
    7. MUSE (Secondary Ensemble) (1 credit)
    8. Elective (3 credits)
    9. Junior Recital (0 credits)
    10. TOTAL (16 credits)
  7. Fourth Year--Fall Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    2. MUSA (Applied Lessons--300-400 level) (4 credits)
    3. MUS 431--Exploring World Music Cap/Diversity (3 credits)
    4. MUS 362--Beginning Conducting (2 credits)
    5. MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 credit)
    6. MUSE (Secondary Ensemble) (1 credit)
    7. Music Literature Elective (2 credits)
    8. Elective (300-400 level) (3 credits)
    9. TOTAL (16 credits)
  8. Fourth Year--Spring Semester
    1. Capstone Course (3 credits)
    2. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    3. MUSA (Applied Lessons--300-400 level) (4 credits)
    4. MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 credit)
    5. MUSE (Secondary Ensemble) (1 credit)
    6. MUS 499--Senior Recital (0 credits)
    7. Music Literature Elective (2 credits)
    8. Elective (300-400 level) (3 credits)
    9. TOTAL (14 credits)

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