Department of Music

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Mission

As an innovative artistic and educational leader in the United States, as well as the primary catalyst for music culture in Southern Nevada, the mission of the UNLV Department of Music is to provide a professional artistic environment that supports programs of excellence in the education of musicians. With respect for and responsiveness to the needs of students and faculty, the Department produces musicians of the highest quality, develops each student’s unique strengths in performance, composition, and the teaching of music, generates excellence in musical literacy and performance, and increases the public’s appreciation for the intrinsic value of music through leadership and excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and creativity, and professional service.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Music strives to be acknowledged as one of the foremost comprehensive programs of music in the United States, able to attract the finest students and faculty. Through instructional excellence, leading-edge research, inspired creativity, and dedicated service, the Department seeks to prepare students to be artistic leaders in their profession, each possessing the highest standards of performance, teaching, scholarship and artistic vision, and each capable of achieving success in their chosen field.