red2go is the required adoption of the Apple iPad / Mac laptop as the digital music platform for several required music courses for the incoming class of music majors beginning Fall 2016.

What is it?

red2go is a digital initiative to improve the teaching and learning of music for music majors. By asking every incoming music major to have either an iPad or a Mac laptop, we are able to take advantage of interactive digital teaching resources, custom authored apps, and student developed content. Several of the faculty in the Glenn Korff School of Music have written required textbooks using the iBook format developed specifically for courses in the freshman and sophomore sequence. The faculty authors have all agreed that the cost to students for these required texts will be $0 !

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We want you to interact with great music as active rather than passive listeners. We also want to help you make the transition from high school student to undergraduate scholar/musician. We know from our research and work to date that the iBook format is a great way to help you accomplish both of these!


Our music majors are entering college with excellent performing and academic skills, but with less experience in critical listening and musical analysis. Our mission is to help your son or daughter to become a music professional with comprehensive abilities in all facets of music. This begins by developing their knowledge and experience with music from all historical periods and a variety of cultures and styles. We believe that red2go supports our goal of providing intensive and compelling learning opportunities in the study of music.


You have a few options...

1 Bring your own Apple iPad or Mac laptop - to help with this, the UNL Computer Shop has created several purchase options... (see below)

2 Rent an iPad from The Glenn Korff School of Music. NOTE: only a limited number of iPads will be available for rent.

? Contact Dr. Brian Moore for additional information.

All iPads and Macs purchased from UNL will be bundled with GarageBand, Keynote, Numbers, and Pages apps. In addition, the UNL Computer Shop staff works directly with Glenn Korff School of Music faculty in developing bundles and opportunities for iPad/Mac laptop use in classroom settings and will help students in the setup of their device and provide free technical support.
  • On-Campus repair with quick turnaround and accidental coverage available with no deductible
  • Students assisting students, our staff is trained for the needs of all UNL students and their colleges
  • Special Glenn Korff School of Music only bundles available through Huskertech on-campus
  • Easy pick-up and pay options for NSE (New Student Enrollment) with online reservations available

Educational Pricing for the Glenn Korff School of Music - Available June 2016*

Choose an iBook ready device (iPad or MacBook)

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View UNL Computer Shop iPad Prices

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View UNL Computer Shop MacBook Pricing


MUSC 160

Music as Art, Discipline & Profession. Two of our music faculty, Dr. Tony Bushard and Dr. Brian Moore have written their own iBook format digital textbook as the sole required text for the course. All required music listening, homework assignments, self-faced quizzes, readings and lectures will all be done via this 'ibook'. It is highly interactive, multi-media rich, and even fun to use! - download sample here via an iPad.

MUSC 165/166

Musicianship I & Musicianship II. Dr. Gretchen Foley has written her own ibook format interactive textbook as a required text for these two courses. Musicianship I (fall semester) covers the beginning fundamentals of music, beginning music theory (notation, rhythm, and meter, pitch and melody, harmony and form), overview of historical style periods and musics of other cultures. Musicianship II (spring semester) involves diatonic harmony, introduction to modulation, species counterpoint, and introduction to form and analysis (compositional processes and small forms). The digital book includes notated music example, video and audio clips, and self-paced quizzes and review activities.

MUSC 165A/166A

Musicianship Lab I (Fall) and MUSC 166A: Musicianship Lab II (Spring) - These two required courses provide very Intensive drill in sight singing and ear training - two critical skills for the professional musician. We will use the SmartMusic app for iPad to complete all sighting exercises and quizzes. (Students sing into the microphone of the iPad and the app grades their performance as well as providing an audio file and analysis to the professor.)

MUSC 265/266

Musicianship III & Musicianship IV: Dr. Stan Kleppinger has written the second year theory text for MUSC 265 and MUSC 266. These required courses in the sophomore year include the topics of chromatic harmony; continued study of modulation; invention and fugue; continued study of form and analysis (sonata, rondo, and concerto) and twentieth-century materials and techniques (new tonal resources, atonality).