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UNLV School of Music - Black Lives Matter Statement

The School of Music stands with those who have suffered abuse of power, and we strive to seek meaningful change. Recognizing that verbal protest is only a first step, we commit to thoughtfully examine our own efforts and actions and to expand our knowledge of the history of injustice.

Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for all School of Music ensembles will be conducted virtually. View sign-up information.

Incoming School of Music Graduate Students

Graduate student diagnostic exams in theory and sight-singing are required before taking graduate-level theory courses. You must pass, or you will have to take and pass the Graduate Theory Review course (MUS 602) and/or the Graduate Ear Training Review course (MUS 604) before being allowed to take a graduate-level theory course. If you have already taken the test, you do not need to take it again.

This year, the exams are online, on a special Canvas site that you can access from anywhere. The exams are available from now until August 15. If you need to take the exams, follow these steps:

Use your ACE account to enroll into the Canvas site.

Go through the first four units:

  • Browser recommendations
  • Best practices for test-taking
  • Graduate exam information
  • Sight-singing (practice and technology test)

After you have completed the practice and technology test, you can take the two diagnostic exams. You may take them at any point between now and the end of the day, August 15, and you can take the two tests on different days, but: you must finish each test in a single session- you cannot stop, log off, and come back to finish.

Academic Programs

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School of Music on the Move

Ensembles & Faculty

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What's Happening

Articles and Releases

In the News

Jul. 15, 2020

This powerful program began with the premiere of Las Vegas resident Jennifer Bellor’s 898 Hildegard, a piece for orchestra and chorus that intertwines excerpts from the medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen’s chants “O Vis Eternitatis” and “O Gloriosissimi Lux Vivens Angeli.” Next, the orchestra performed Schumann’s profound and touching Overture, Scherzo and Finale followed by Brahms’ immensely popular German Requiem featuring the Las Vegas Master Singers, UNLV Concert Singers & Chamber Chorale, and soloists Alisa Jordheim and Will Liverman.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 23, 2020

The Grammy-nominated UNLV Wind Orchestra has released its latest CD, “Quaternity.”

Las Vegas Review Journal
Feb. 21, 2020

When Clinton Williams took over as band director at Rancho High School in Las Vegas in 2013, it had almost nothing.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
Feb. 10, 2020

The School of Music at UNLV is among the top in the nation for bachelor's degrees in music, according to a new study.

The School of Music is one of the schools in the College of Fine Arts.