Department of Music
UNR Music

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 Voice 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.

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 2012-2013

RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE--Voice Emphasis

  1. First Year--Fall Semester
    1. ENG* (3 credits)
    2. MATH* (3 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUS 105-002-Vocal Techniques (2 credits)
    5. MUS 141--Diction I (2 credits)
    6. MUS 203R--Music Theory I (3 credits)
    7. MUS 211--Sightsinging & Dictation I (1 credit)
    8. MUSE 101--Concert Choir (1 credit)
    9. MUSE 104--Opera Workshop (1 credit)
    10. MUS 109R--Functional Piano I OR
    11. MUSA 129--Piano (1 credit)
    12. TOTAL (17 credits)
    13. *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 (3 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUS 142--Diction II (2 credits)
    5. MUSA 145--Applied Voice (3 credits)
    6. MUS 204R--Music Theory II (3 credits)
    7. MUS 212--Sightsinging & Dictation II (1 credit)
    8. MUSE 101--Concert Choir OR
    9. other choir course (1 credit)
    10. MUSE 104--Opera Workshop (1 credit)
    11. MUS 110R--Functional Piano II OR
    12. MUSA 129 (1 credit)
    13. TOTAL (18 credits)
  3. Second Year--Fall Semester
    1. Core Natural Science A (3-5 credits)
    2. Core Social Science (3 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUSA 145--(Applied Voice (3 credits)
    5. MUS 241--Solo Song Literature I (2 credits)
    6. MUS 301--Music Theory III (3 credits)
    7. MUS 311R--Sightsinging & Dictation III (1 credit)
    8. MUSE 101--Concert Choir OR
    9. another choir course (1 credit)
    10. MUSE 104--Opera Workshop (1 credit)
    11. MUS 209R--Functional Piano III OR
    12. MUSA 129 (1 credit)
    13. TOTAL (18-20 credits)
  4. Second Year--Spring Semester
    1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
    2. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    3. MUSA 145--Applied Voice (3 credits)
    4. MUS 242--Solo Song Literature II (2 credits)
    5. MUS 300--Continuation Exam (0 credits)
    6. MUS 302--Music Theory IV (3 credits)
    7. MUS 312R--Sightsinging & Dictation IV (1 credit)
    8. MUSE 101--Concert Choir OR
    9. other choir course (1 credit)
    10. MUSE 104--Opera Workshop (1 credit)
    11. MUS 210R--Functional Piano IV OR
    12. MUSA 129--Piano (1 credit)
    13. TOTAL (15 credits)
      Upper Division Barrier: Performance Jury, Skills, Diction, Piano Proficiency.
  5. Third Year--Fall Semester
    1. CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
    2. Foreign Language (3-4 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUSA 345--Applied Voice (3 credits)
    5. MUS 341--Music History I (3 credits)
    6. MUSE 402--Symphonic Choir OR
    7. other choir course (1 credit)
    8. MUSE 410--Opera Theatre (1 credit)
    9. MUS 416R--Orchestration (3 credits)
    10. TOTAL (17-18 credits)
  6. Third Year--Spring Semester
    1. CH 203--American Experiences and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
    2. Foreign Language (3-4 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUSA 345--Applied Voice (3 credits)
    5. MUS 426--Vocal Literature OR
    6. MUS 417--Vocal Pedagogy (2 credits)
    7. MUS 342--Music History II (3 credits)
    8. MUSE 410--Opera Theatre (1 credit)
    9. MUS 408R--Form & Analysis (3 credits)
    10. Junior Recital (0 credits)
    11. TOTAL (18-19 credits)
  7. Fourth Year--Fall Semester
    1. MUS 431--Exploring World Music Capstone/Diversity (3 credits)
    2. Foreign Language (3-4 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUSA 345--Applied Voice (3 credits)
    5. MUSE 410--Opera Theatre (1 credit)
    6. MUS 362R--Beginning Conducting (2 credits)
    7. Begin preparation for Senior Recital
    8. TOTAL (12-13 credits)
  8. Fourth Year--Spring Semester
    1. Capstone Course
    2. Foreign Language (3-4 credits)
    3. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
    4. MUSA 345--Applied Voice (3 credits)
    5. MUSE 410--Opera Theatre (1 credit)
    6. MUS 417--Vocal Pedagogy OR
    7. MUS 426--Vocal Literature (2 credits)
    8. Senior Recital (9 credits)
    9. TOTAL (12-13 credits)
    10. Note: Students may ease semester loads by taking core classes or languages during the summer.

Important NoteNote: To ease the class loads each semester, many students take their core classes and language classes during the summer session. Even one or two summer sessions can help immensely.

 

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