Accomplishments: Performing Arts Center
December 10, 2020
Adam Schroeder (Music) is nominated for two 2021 Grammy Awards as part of John Beasley’s MONK’estra for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, and for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. This is the eighth nomination the jazz saxophone professor has received since joining the music faculty four and half years ago. The 63rd Grammy Awards show is set to be broadcast Jan. 31 on CBS.
October 26, 2020
Yvonne Houy (Fine Arts) will lead College of Fine Arts faculty in presenting an online design charette at the a2ru 2020 National Conference this month. The presentation, Transforming Online Learning Tools through the Arts: A Transdisciplinary Charette, also has been accepted for the Association of American Colleges & Universities annual meeting in January.
October 19, 2020
The UNLV Wind Orchestra, directed by Thomas Leslie (Music), received two 5-star reviews in the October issue of Fanfare Magazine for its latest CD Quaternity, published by Klavier Music Productions. The CD also has been listed for Grammy consideration, a major achievement for a collegiate wind orchestra.
October 6, 2020
Francisco Menendez (Film) recently won the CILECT Teaching Award for 2020. The inauguration will be held online at the organization's general assembly Nov. 13. The non-profit association known as the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) was formed at Cannes in May 1955, with the participation of the film school delegates from Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, and USSR. CILECT also is known as the International...
August 13, 2020
Judy Ryerson (Theatre), resident costume designer for Nevada Conservatory Theatre, recently collaborated on the book Introduction to Theatrical Design and Production: A Collaborative Journey published by Waveland Press. "UNLV developed an Intro to Design and Production class for all majors about 11 years ago," Ryerson said. "It started as a class taught by several faculty in modules. That format was separate and kept the design areas in separate ...
February 25, 2020
UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, UNLV Honors Jazz Trio, and director Dave Loeb (all Music) have been invited to perform in the 63rd Monterey Jazz Festival in California in September. The Monterey Jazz Festival is the oldest consecutive running jazz festival and one of the most prestigious jazz events in the world. This will be the third appearance in this acclaimed festival for the UNLV School of Music, Division of Jazz and Commercial Music since 2017. UNLV Jazz and Commercial Music students...
November 12, 2019
Jennifer Bellor (Music) releases her new album, Reflections at Dusk, on Nov. 15. This album of six chamber works emphasizes shining sonorities — think vibraphones, harp, and wind chimes. Words like cerulean, amethyst, and indigo infuse the works’ titles. Most of the pieces are performed by Las Vegas-based musicians, both at UNLV and also from the Clark High School Symphonic Strings.
October 29, 2019
Michael Jarett (Dance) received the Richmond Theater Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design - Musical for his design of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, produced by TheatreLAB in Richmond, Virginia, earlier this year. This was the second time Jarett has received the award, although he has been nominated nine times previously over the years, including three nominations this past season. He was also nominated this past season for Outstanding...