Talent, Skill, and Imagination

Providing a professional artistic environment that supports programs of excellence in the education of musicians.



The School of Music offers excellent undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students pursuing careers in composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, and performance. More than 400 music majors study under the guidance of dedicated artist/performers, master teachers, and respected international scholars. We invite you to explore this website and examine the myriad of opportunities for musical study available to all UNLV students.

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Academic Programs

The School of Music offers a strong academic music program led by full-time faculty professionals in a supportive environment that encourages personal and musical excellence.


What's Happening

string quartet members with instruments
Feb. 15, 2018

The Washington Post describes the group as performing with "a fire that makes all timeless music forever contemporary."

woman dancing on stage
Feb. 13, 2018

This Department of Dance and School of Music collaboration promises an exciting program of new music and choreography.

Blocks are laid out during the construction of the James Bailey marimba
Feb. 12, 2018

A retired master works with UNLV professor on documenting the building of what may be the final instrument of his career.

illustration of brain with music notes
Feb. 12, 2018

The symposium is presented by professor Lawrence Zoller from the School of Dental Medicine.

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