New Semester Information

  • Explore the programs offered by the School of Music.

  • The School of Music has a variety of scholarships and service awards available if you are an undergraduate.

  • The School of Music schedules auditions for prospective students on two dates during the academic year.

  • The School of Music is not responsible for advising; instead you must contact The Fine Arts Advising center, located in the central Desert Complex Building #2.

  • All new students to UNLV must audition for studio placements before the beginning of school. Please contact the division coordinator in your area of concentration to arrange a placement audition.

  • To apply to UNLV’s School of Music, you must complete an audition, interview, portfolio review, or some combination of the three.

  • Request class permission/prerequisite waiver.

  • Membership in an ensemble is based upon each conductor’s evaluation of your potential contribution to the ensemble as well as your previous music experience.

  • Instrument Rentals can be purchased at the cage in HFA 236.

  • Lockers are $25 each semester, and can be purchased at the cage in HFA 236.

  • The School of Music has created an online placement test for all music students before they enroll in the Musicianship (theory and ear training) course sequence. This is a mandatory test to accurately assess your knowledge and skills, and to place you in the appropriate musicianship course and must be taken by Monday, August 26.

  • All vehicles parking on the UNLV campus are required to have a parking permit except at meters, or in Lot S, which is a free lot.

  • Practice passes are $50 per semester, must be registered with the UNLV School of Music office, and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Box Office.

  • All students must pass the Piano Proficiency exam to graduate.