UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher is delighted to announce the new director of the School of Music, Dr. Isrea Butler. He begins his role on July 1, 2023.
Butler is currently head of the Department of Music at Valdosta State University. Prior to his appointment at Valdosta State, he was music department chair at North Carolina Central University. He has taught and held a range of other leadership and teaching positions in universities throughout the country. Butler also enjoys a distinguished career as a jazz trombonist and conductor. He earned his bachelor of music and master of music at the Eastman School of Music and his doctor of music degree at Rutgers University.
About the UNLV College of Fine Arts
The UNLV College of Fine Arts, one of the nation's largest CFA, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. Established in 1992, the UNLV CFA encompasses the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the School of Music, School of Architecture, Entertainment Engineering & Design, and is home to the Performing Arts Center, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
We illuminate the power of the arts amidst breathtaking advancements in science and technology. In doing so, we are creating a global destination at the forefront of transforming arts and design. To accomplish this we encourage agency, inventiveness, problem-solving, and big-idea thinking in our students, faculty, and staff. We make education relevant through evolving curriculum and effective learning outcomes.