Accomplishments: College of Fine Arts

February 2, 2023
Tiffany Lin (Art) contributed illustrations for Wildsam’s latest release on Las Vegas, which launches Friday, February 3. Wildsam publishes field guides for travelers, readers, and the endlessly curious. Inside Wildsam Las Vegas, you'll find city stories from writers past and present; illustrated maps to desert hikes, select gambling spots,…
January 27, 2023
The UNLV Concerto Competition was held January 26, and the winner was Ana Elisa Portes Lima (Music, College of Fine Arts) - Mezzo Soprano, DMA student of music professor Kimberly James. Her repertoire was Maurice Ravel's  “Sheherezade." The judges — professors Taras Krysa, DeAnne Letourneau, and Richard Kravchak — were unanimous in their decision.
January 7, 2023
Faculty member Andre Chiang, DMA, and recent graduate Valentine Baron, DMA, (both Music - Voice) presented different sessions at the 68th National Opera Association Annual Conference in Houston, TX. The sessions were titled, “Do That, Too: Honoring Your Whole Creative Self On and Off the Opera Stage” and the 2020-22 Dissertation Competition winner…
December 8, 2022
Today the London Indie Short Festival announced  that the winner for the Best Documentary Short category went to the interdisciplinary project known as The UNLV Shoah Survivors Project. Congratulations to all of the film's collaborators!  About the film The UNLV College of Liberal Arts religious studies program and UNLV…
December 5, 2022
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has received the Ruth Solie Prize from the North American British Music Studies Association. The organization gives this award biennially for what it deems “the most outstanding article on a subject in British music” published over the previous two years. The prize committee praised Lee’s “meticulous scholarship” and “…
November 26, 2022
Thanks to professor Diego Vega (Music), select UNLV string students performed at the Latin Grammy Award ceremony on Nov. 17, 2022.  "This is a very rare and unique opportunity only available to students at UNLV's School of Music," said Vega. "Our students were ecstatic to be part of this prestigious event."
November 8, 2022
André Chiang, D.M.A., (Music, Voice) recently performed the title role in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Mississippi on October 27, 28, and 29 in Natchez and Jackson, MS. He also opens a production of La bohème performing Marcello with Opera Western Reserve in Youngstown, Ohio, on November 11.  Opera Mississippi is beginning its 77th season and is…
November 1, 2022
The National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia will perform the world premiere of DMA associate professor Diego Vega's (Music) ballet Espíritu de Pájaro on November 4 and 5, a work they commissioned to him in 2018. This premiere will take place at Teatro Colón in the city of Bogotá, with choreography by Álvaro Restrepo, and music direction by…
October 27, 2022
Tradition-Innovations in Art, Design, and Media Education Panel Kimberly G. James (Music), Kymberly Mellen (Theatre), Phillip Zawarus (Architecture), Olga Townsend (UNLV Art Alumna), Adam Paul (Film), Julian Kilker (JMS), Timothy Jones (Music), Morgan Iommi (NSC), Alethea Inns (OIT), and Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) presented on "tradition…
October 26, 2022
Trauma-Informed Performing Arts Education Workshop Kymberly Mellen (Theatre), Alethea Inns (OIT), Morgan Iommi (NSC), Olga Townsend (UNLV Art Alumna), and Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) facilitated the most requested workshop for the 2022 Art Schools Network national conference. Trauma — an emotional response to disturbing events — literally…
October 10, 2022
UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher has begun her term as president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of deans and associate deans, provosts and associate provosts, university presidents and other arts executives in…
August 26, 2022
Dak Kopec (Architecture) published the novel "Broken Boys Beyond Friendships." The novel tells the story of three young men navigating life in the early to mid-1990s. While the content is fictional, many of the situations and circumstances are based on real-life events.