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Creative Pathways to Musical Success

Director's Welcome

On behalf of our students, faculty, and administrative staff, welcome to the UNLV School of Music. The School of Music offers students opportunities for musical study in a professional, artistic environment that strives to promote the highest level of artistic development according to each student’s unique strengths.

Academic Programs

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Students playing trumpets
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Performance Calendar

  • This year's Essentially Ellington Festival concert features the UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, conducted by Dave Loeb with jazz trumpet artist Kenny Rampton, LV Mastersingers and UNLV Jazz Vocal Ensemble.
  • The Beethoven 250 Project is a two- year series of concerts celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, and the lasting influence of his works. This concert features Beethoven's String Quartet No 1 in F major;...
  • Enjoy music from Czechoslovakian composers: a Martinu trio for flute, cello and piano, the Smetana Trio, and the Dvorak D Major Piano Quartet.
  • The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Center at UNLV is pleased to announce its 2020 lecture series. From February through April, six scholars will visit Las Vegas to discuss the history and future of pop, rock, punk, jazz, blues,...

School of Music on the Move

Ensembles & Faculty

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What's Happening

Articles and Releases

In the News

Las Vegas Review Journal
Nov. 18, 2019

As a senior at UNLV, Christina Castellanos earned a chair in the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Oct. 14, 2019

The artistic connection between the Neon Museum’s Boneyard Ball at Wynn Las Vegas and “Very Vegas Showcase” at the Smith Center was, oddly enough, The Killers.

Broadway World Las Vegas
Oct. 8, 2019

Jess here. It's GRAMMY season and I just had the pleasure of listening to LAS VEGAS SUITE, an absolutely amazing album representing a collection of original compositions by Nathan Tanouye. Clint Holmes supplies the lyrics and vocals, and the entire recording is backed by the Las Vegas Jazz Connection; an orchestra comprised of 33 of Las Vegas' finest musicians.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Oct. 1, 2019

UNLV music students will ring a set of chimes 58 times in honor of the victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.