red2go is the adoption of the Apple iPad as a digital music textbook/resource for several required music courses for the incoming class of Fall 2014. We invite you to join us in this effort!

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 an iPad, we are able to take advantage of the iPad's ability to help us deliver digital multi media teaching resources, custom authored apps, and student developed content.

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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 iPad 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 Choose to participate by bringing your own iPad - to help with this, the UNL Computer Shop has created several bundle packages... (see below)

2 Choose to participate by renting an iPad - The Glenn Korff School of Music has a limited number of iPads available for rental for a semester. Information will be available during New Student Enrollment...

3 Choose not to use an iPad - While you still must take the required courses, your ability to use the digital resources will be limited to static PDF documents. You will also need to use the Music Library resources (which will include 24/7 access to streaming media) to complete the listening and homework assignments. Exams can only be taken online, and you will be able to checkout a laptop for that purpose when needed.

All iPads 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 use in classroom settings and will help students in the setup of their device and provide free technical support.

iPad Bundles for the Glenn Korff School of Music - Available June 2014*

Step #1: Choose any one of the iPads listed below

  • iPad Air

  • $499 - 16GB (Wifi only)
  • $599 - 32GB (Wifi only)
  • $699 - 64GB (Wifi only)
  • $799 - 128GB (Wifi only)
  • iPad Mini Retina

  • $399 - 16GB (Wifi only)
  • $499 - 32GB (Wifi only)
  • $599 - 64GB (Wifi only)
  • $699 - 128GB (Wifi only)
  • iPad Mini

  • $299 - 16GB (Wifi only)

Step #2: Add any of the following accessories for additional discounts on the iPad selected:

  • Add 1 item for a 2% discount on your iPad
  • Add 2 items for a 4% discount on your iPad
  • Add 3 or more items for a 6% discount on your iPad
  • Accessories

  • Apple Smart Cover ($39)
  • Apple Smart Case ($49/$79)
  • Applecare+ ($99)
  • Apple Bluetooth Keyboard ($79)
  • Logitech Keyboard Case ($75)
  • Urbanear Headphones ($45/30)
*Prices are subject to change. Accurate as of June 10, 2014.

MUSC 160

Music as Art, Discipline & Profession. Two of our music faculty, Dr. Tony Bushard and Dr. Brian Moore have written their own iPad-based 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 or check out the sample video.

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.)