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Our faculty are committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction, welcoming students from all backgrounds. We offer three majors: pre-professional programs leading to a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degree, and a liberal arts program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Minors are offered with concentrations in fundamental studies in music or the recording arts.

Applied Music, Bachelor of Music

A professional degree designed for students pursuing careers in music performance.

Music Education, Bachelor of Music

A professional degree designed for students pursuing teaching careers in K-12 schools.

Music, Bachelor of Arts

A liberal arts degree for students seeking foundational studies in music and a broad complementary education.

School of Music news

Members of the Butcher Brown quintet.

Butcher Brown propels the Performing Arts Series forward with a perspective of what music is – and can be

Oct. 12 brings the pioneers of “solar music” to the stage of Nightingale Concert Hall, with the University’s Jazz Lab I to accompany

Students playing brass instruments.

Department of Music transitions to new name: University of Nevada, Reno School of Music

The name change reflects the School’s dedication to music education and its recognition of music’s importance in academia

Members of LADAMA.

Powerhouse Latin-Alternative Quartet LADAMA to kick off the 2023-24 Performing Arts Series

Nightingale Concert Hall will feature acclaimed ensemble LADAMA in an inspiring performance blending traditional Latin music and truly powerful sonic ingenuity