The School of Music is deeply involved in the Las Vegas community, and welcomes it to a large variety of concert events. Concerts open to the public are performed by faculty, students, and guest artists in many musical genres, including jazz, classical, and contemporary music, and many of these events are free of charge.

At UNLV, musical outreach groups invite participation of community members — from high school students to senior citizens — in several ensembles; the only requirement to join is your love of music and desire to play it.

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UNLV Community Concert Band

UNLV Community Concert Band is open to any student or Las Vegas resident who wishes to perform in a concert band.

UNLV New Horizons Band

UNLV New Horizons Band is a noncredit course that places more emphasis on learning and musical enjoyment than on the pressures of performance. It is also open to any student or resident of Las Vegas.

Choral Opportunities

Instrumental Opportunities

  • Bright Light City Bassoons
  • High Desert Horns: A community horn ensemble open to all French horn players.

Local Organizations

Orchestral concerts and opera are performed in a variety of venues, both on and off campus, and many are free of charge.

Jazz Organizations & Partnerships