The UNLV Chamber Music Society was created in 2012 to fill a void in the chamber music community in Southern Nevada. Until this society was introduced, there were no established chamber music societies in all of Southern Nevada, despite the community of artists and students who could appreciate and benefit from it.
Among the many ensembles who have performed in the six-year history of the society include the Parker String Quartet, the American String Quartet, the Fry Street String Quartet, Boston Brass, Zephyros Winds, Horszowski Trio, and the Dorian Wind Quintet.
Chamber Music Society
Educational outreach is an important feature of our society, and each invited chamber ensemble performs masterclasses and clinics where students work with these talented artists. Students learn the essential techniques of chamber music playing from some of the best musicians in the country. In addition to the invited ensembles, the UNLV Chamber Music Society also showcases local musicians, giving them a world-class stage and an established venue through which they can create and perform. This society is devoted to classical music, executed at the highest level, and delivered to audiences who are unable to attend anything similar at a local venue.
UNLV Chamber Music Society Fund
The purpose of the UNLV Chamber Music Society fund is to support the mission of the Chamber Music Society: to inspire and engage the Southern Nevada community through chamber music, performed and celebrated by world-class artists.
Funds will be used to support the needs of the UNLV Chamber Music Society. Examples of how funds may be used include, but are not limited to the following:
- artist fees
- travel expenses and housing costs for artists
- marketing materials, fundraising costs, and program printing
- commissioning projects with UNLV faculty composers
- outreach concerts given by the invited artists and UNLV student ensembles
- stipends and travel expenses for artistic director and staff for professional conferences
If you would like to support the UNLV Chamber Music Society, you can donate online or mail a check directly to Dean Nancy J. Usher. Checks should be made payable to UNLV Foundation - Chamber Music Society and mailed to:
Dean Nancy J. Uscher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
College of Fine Arts
4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 455013
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5013