Director's Welcome

On behalf of our students, faculty, and administrative staff, welcome to the UNLV School of Music. The School of Music offers students opportunities for musical study in a professional, artistic environment that strives to promote the highest level of artistic development according to each student’s unique strengths.

Our students pursue musical interests in performance, composition, music teaching, recording technology, history and literature, jazz studies, Orff Schulwerk, and conducting.

Our faculty, each a renowned scholar and respected professional artist, many of whom have performed around the world, and others who have garnered prestigious awards, is dedicated to prepare students to be artistic leaders in their profession, each possessing the highest standards of performance, teaching, scholarship and artistic vision.

Our graduates enjoy successful careers as performers, teachers, and music practitioners. Many former students enjoy successful careers in the Las Vegas resort industry, the recording business, and area professional ensembles. Other graduates have gone on to pursue further music study at either UNLV or other prestigious universities and conservatories. In scholarship, composition, education and performance we aim to contribute to the cultural life of the University, of the city and of the state of Nevada.

Whether you are considering applying to a program, browsing for interesting performances and concerts, wondering about curricular requirements, or looking for opportunities to play music, this website will help you navigate the many options awaiting you. We look forward to meeting you.

Susan Mueller, Director
School of Music
University on Nevada, Las Vegas