Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How do I apply?

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What will I learn in a music degree program?

The Department of Music at the University of Nevada, Reno provides education in the history, performance, theory and pedagogy of music. A degree in music will provide students the skills and knowledge to successfully contribute as music performers, scholars and educators.

Music students may learn brass, woodwind, percussion, voice, piano, strings, or guitar. In fundamentals and theory classes, they learn to write and understand music; in methods courses, they learn how to teach music. Music students may participate in one or more of the School of the Arts’ performance organizations. Solo performances in class and in public are also encouraged. In addition, in order to fulfill degree requirements, students are required to participate in one major instrumental ensemble.

Why study music at the University of Nevada, Reno?

Students have the opportunity to continually engage and interact with world-renowned faculty and mentors. Small class-sizes and close connections with professors make this music program highly desired.

Areas of emphasis in the music program

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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