You must audition to be accepted as a music major or graduate student.

Step One: Make sure you have your NSHE ID.

What is a NSHE ID?

The NSHE ID is a system-wide ID issued to students applying to the Nevada System of Higher Education. Once you apply, the NSHE ID is sent to you by email or postal letter, or both. You will use your NSHE ID to access the MyNEVADA Web site for accessing information and tools for your enrollment. You need this ID to be considered for scholarships and financial aid from the Departmenty of Music.

Step Two: Reserve an audition time by calling the Music Office (775) 784-6145.

Audition Dates

Las Vegas Jazz Auditions:
Friday, January 19, 2018
Las Vegas Academy, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Non-Jazz Auditions
January 20, 2018
Ed. W. Clark High School, Las Vegas

Reno Auditions:
January 27, 2018
All Auditions
University of Nevada Reno

If you are unable to attend an audition in person but wish to be considered for a scholarship award, you may email a video audition to Write 2018-19 Scholarship Audition in the Subject line of the email. This must be received by February 1, 2018. Please follow all other steps on this page.

Step Three: Download, fill out, and mail the scholarship application form.

Mail to:

UNR Music Scholarships
Mailstop 226
Reno, NV 89557-0226

Important Notice 

Between November 1st and December 1st of each year, to be considered for any institutional scholarship including departmental scholarships, continuing UNR students must complete the scholarship application in MyNEVADA: go to Student Center, Supplemental Forms, Scholarship Application. To be eligible for consideration for scholarships which require or prefer financial need, between October 1 and February 1 annually students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and include federal school code 002568-00; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV.  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 found at and submit it between October 1 and February 1 annually. The Department of Music offers scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer 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. To be considered for general scholarships such as the Pack Pride, Nevada Scholar, or Presidential, the complete application to the University of Nevada, Reno and required documents must be received by Admissions & Records by February 1. The last SAT/ACT test date which will meet this deadline is in early December.