In The News: School of Music

Las Vegas Magazine
January 3, 2017

2017 was in just its second day, but Foothill High School’s marching band and color guard were making a memory to last all year, and maybe many more.

Community Advocate
December 19, 2016

Sitting on her father’s lap while he played the piano is a fond memory for Algonquin Regional High School alumna Cynthia Lee Wong. Although her dad wasn’t a professional pianist, his love of filling their home with his renditions of Chopin pieces made it natural for her to take to playing the instrument. She developed a lifelong passion for playing and composing music and has gained international acclaim for her works.

Vegas Seven
September 9, 2016

The Las Vegas Philharmonic is gearing up for another season of fantastic orchestral performances and smaller chamber-music concerts. It all kicks off September 10, when music director Donato Cabrera conducts the full symphony through some Mozart, some Mahler and a West Coast premiere by living composer Kevin Beavers.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 8, 2016

When you think of symphonic music, the human voice may not be the first instrument that comes to mind.

June 22, 2016

More than 100 people attended the 2nd Annual VIVA Awards presented by the Forgotten Song Foundation recently at the Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 5, 2016

Who has better Las Vegas entertainment stories than the people who were backstage, and even onstage, with the stars?

A couple of recent books remind us of the big role supporting musicians played in the city’s show business history. Admittedly, I’m a little partial to both.

Las Vegas Sun
April 26, 2016

You try to cross this bridge with Seth MacFarlane, linking his affection for the crude/brilliant humor in “Family Guy” — where the highbrow canine Brian will talk of his in-progress novel and suddenly scratch at his fleas with his hind leg — and love of big-band standards.

Las Vegas Sun
February 11, 2016

Six nights a week, Dave Loeb, UNLV professor of music and director of jazz studies, takes to the stage of Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for the spectacular “Showstoppers” with its talented cast of 66 singers and dancers and full orchestra.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 29, 2016

Virko Baley began teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1970.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 20, 2015

In a moment of solidarity, there was a moment of silence.

Broadway World
October 14, 2015

The Las Vegas Master Singers, part of the UNLV School of Music, was recently named the official Chorus-In-Residence of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 6, 2015

Beer, wine or perhaps a spirit? No, UNLV isn't offering you a drink — not really — but a course that specializes in the specific beverages. The three separate courses are only a few of the university's more unique course offerings.