Community Education

The Concertgoer’s Education Series


Conducting and the Concert Experience

Saturday - April 6th, 2019

Learn the language of the conductor, spoken through the physical movement of the arms and the body.  Also, learn the history of the concert and its modern etiquette; why is it taboo to clap between movements?  What defines the different types of ensembles? This course will tell you!

INtroduction to reading music and terminology

Saturday - April 13th, 2019

Gain insight on how musicians interpret notation to create the beautiful sounds you hear every day.  Also understand how to describe and explain the different sounds and styles of Western art music (ex. orchestral works, choral repertoire, etc.).


INstrument petting zoo

Saturday - April 20th, 2019

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument, but had no opportunity to try?  Come sample instruments from each family - woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion.  Then learn fundamental tone production on the instrument of your choosing in a group setting.

“What am i hearing?” history of thematic material and film music

Saturday - April 27th, 2019

Dive into the world of film scores and discover the origins of music traditions.  The emotional capabilities and staying tendencies of music will be explored. May also be considered a music history crash course!


Concertgoer’s Education Series

4 Courses offered

$15 Each class; $50 for entire series


We are unable to accept electronic payments through this website, so we encourage you to send cash or check for your course registration to the UNR Music Office;

Virginia Street GYm #100

ATT: NAfME Collegiate

UNiversity of Nevada, Reno

1664 N. Virginia St.

Reno, NV 89557

If you prefer electronic payment you can submit payment online as a donation. If you click the button below this paragraph, you will find directions on how to pay via a donation through the universities website. Please make the donation amount is equal to the registration cost for your desired cours(es), and be sure to request an emailed receipt.

If you do not wish to send payment via mail, or through our universities website, you are able to pay the day of the scheduled class with cash or check made out to “NAfME“.

Class Schedule

For your convenience, each class will be offered twice a day on their respective date.

10:00am - 11:00am

5:30pm - 6:30pm

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