The UNLV Symphony Orchestra is comprised of undergraduate and graduate music majors, minors, and non-music majors.
The UNLV Symphony Orchestra’s mission includes:

  • Training music majors to become professional performers and teachers.
  • Introducing non-music majors to a high level of music-making.
  • Enriching the cultural life of UNLV and the Las Vegas community.

The orchestra presents as many as eight programs each season including a variety of standard symphonic orchestral repertoire, ranging from early Baroque through modern contemporary, and one complete staged opera. The final concert of each season features the student winner of the annual Solo Concerto Competition. In order to be eligible for participation in the orchestra, auditions are required at the beginning of each semester.

Guest Conductors and Soloists

Guest conductors, soloists, and music directors who have performed with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra include:

  • Itzhak Perlman
  • Sarah Chang
  • Rachel Lee
  • Edgar Meyer
  • Oleh Krysa
  • Wei Wei Le
  • Andrew Smith
  • Mykola Suk
  • Kaitlen Tully
  • Jim Stivers
  • Tad Suzuki
  • Hal Weller
  • George Stelluto