Individual applied lessons with a member of the faculty is integral to the study of music at UNLV. With the approval of the faculty of music, you are required to declare a primary performance medium (principal instrument or voice classification) or a primary and a secondary medium, depending upon the special area of interest selected. You will need to audition in the primary performance medium and qualify for admission to lower-division applied study. If you do not qualify, you will need to enroll in applied music for non-majors each semester until able to pass the audition.
As a music major, you are required to enroll in applied music (private instruction) each semester as required in your degree curriculum.
Performance concentration majors enroll for eight semesters.
Composition and music education majors enroll for six semesters.
Jazz composition majors enroll for four semesters.
Applied lessons in the primary performance medium must be taken in sequence, beginning with lower-division applied music. Applied lessons may not be audited.