Bachelor's Admissions

Applying for the bachelor's degree in music

Follow these admission process steps in order to be considered for the bachelor's in music program.

  • Step One: Apply to the University

    Get your NSHE ID

    Apply to the University and fill out the application for University scholarships which is a part of the admission application. You will be assigned a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) ID. This is a system-wide ID issued to students applying to schools within NSHE. Once you apply, the ID is emailed to you.

  • Step Two: Reserve an audition time or send a video

    Live audition dates

    Live auditions have been completed. Please send a video submission.

    Video submissions

    If you are unable to attend an audition in person but wish to be considered for program admission and scholarship consideration, you may email a video audition to You can attach a video to your email, or include a YouTube link. Write "2020-2021 Program and Scholarship Audition" in the subject line of the email. In the text of the email, please include your name, instrument or voice type, school currently attending and intended major.

  • Step Three: Review audition requirements

    Review detailed information for specific instrumentalists and other audition requirements.

  • Step Four: Apply for a department of music scholarship

    Scholarship application form

    The 2020-21 scholarship application form is no longer available. Check back on November 1, 2020 for the 2021-2022 scholarship application form.

    Mail to:

    University of Nevada, Reno
    Department of Music Scholarships / 0226
    Reno, NV 89557-0226

    Important notice

    To be considered for any institutional scholarship, including department of music scholarships, all students must complete the graduate and undergraduate scholarship application in MyNEVADA. The deadline for this is February 1st annually.

    To be eligible for consideration for scholarships which require or prefer financial need, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include federal school code 002568-00. This must be done between October 1 and February 1 annually. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA (such as international students or students with DACA status), may complete the Institutional Methodology for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students Form and submit it between October 1 and February 1 annually.

    The department of music accepts music scholarship applications from incoming freshman, transfer students, continuing students and graduate students. To be eligible for consideration, students must apply for admission to the University (including submission of official transcripts and for new first-year students, official ACT or SAT test scores) prior to application for any departmental scholarship.