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Nov. 30, 2023

Enjoy this mix of work choreographed by faculty and students.

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Nov. 28, 2023

The campus community can enjoy this special 3 p.m. performance before heading into the weekend!

display of multiple light strings in shape of campfires
Nov. 22, 2023

Thanks to the generosity of artist friends, the museum has a range of drawings, prints, paintings, and more to take home this December.

rendering of Las Vegas F1 race pit building
Nov. 14, 2023

Architect Aaron Malmedal leads the design of the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix’s pit building.

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College of Fine Arts On The Move

Photo of Curt Miller and his wife Eliane, a former UNLV dance instructor.
Nov. 27, 2023
Trombonist and president of the Jazz Outreach Initiative Curt Miller and his wife Eliane, a former UNLV dance instructor, recently made a generous gift to the UNLV Division of Jazz and Commercial Music. The gift will be used for endowed scholarships and studio upgrades. "On behalf of the UNLV School of Music, Jazz and Commercial Music Division, I am honored to extend our heartfelt gratitude to…
Photos of Architecture Design Project OASIS
Nov. 27, 2023
UNLV Architecture was recently awarded the Small Concept Design Merit Award at the World Landscape Architecture for their entry OASIS. Through the process of this project, students were interactive with one another and local businesses more than ever. The university’s fabrication lab staff and small, local fabrication companies assisted with the development of amenity pieces to…
Glenn NP Nowak on Vegas PBS
Nov. 6, 2023
Glenn NP Nowak, AIA joined Amber Renee Dixon and John Katsilometes on Vegas PBS Friday night to talk about the Sphere, the latest architectural marvel in the hospitality and entertainment design capital of the world.  
Joshua Thomas singing
Nov. 6, 2023
Joshua Thomas, first year Artist Diploma candidate in the Voice Area of the School of Music, was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition - Utah District. He will next compete at the Regional level in Denver, CO in February 2024. This competition was established to identify early career opera singers and provide development funding and exposure to industry professionals. Along with…
Lauren Zwonik holding her flute and smiling
Nov. 6, 2023
The League of American Orchestras has formed a Student Leadership Council, the first in the organization’s 81 years, to provide a platform for the League to better understand and integrate the voices of young people into its work and support the growth of student engagement within the orchestra field. The new Council is part of a renewed commitment to grow participation by young people and…
Leonardo Balada and Surrealism in Music book cover
Oct. 31, 2023
UNLV College of Fine Arts postdoctoral scholar Ivan Ivanov and faculty member Richard Miller's book, Leonardo Balada and Surrealism in Music, has been published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. As the College of Fine Arts' first UNLV postdoctoral scholar, the Bulgarian-born Dr. Ivanov was engaged in research, teaching and creative activities; including grant writing,…

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