Education and Outreach

The UNLV Performing Arts Center considers the creation of outstanding educational programs in the arts as a major part of its mission, primarily because the arts are an important part of life experiences and also because we are a division of the community-engaged UNLV College of Fine Arts. Support our efforts to enrich young people's lives in Southern Nevada*.

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Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child logo

Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child in Southern Nevada is a community-wide initiative to expand arts education and ensure equity and access to the arts for all students in grades K-8. Under the leadership of the Kennedy Center, communities like ours have created specific goals to ensure all students have the opportunity to experience and be inspired in a variety of arts disciplines through arts education taught by specialists, in-school performances, and opportunities to attend arts performances and experiences in the community. In partnership with the Clark County School District, local arts organizations and artists have joined together to Ensure the Arts for Any Given Child in Southern Nevada. The UNLV Performing Arts Center is a proud member of the Community Arts Team of this initiative.

Educational Programs

Beginning with the 2017-2018 season, the artists that performed on our series have nearly all participated in educational activities either at a local school or here at UNLV. In September 2017, violinist Taylor Davis went to Pinecrest Academy's Horizon campus where she spoke with and played for the 3rd and 4th grades. In November, vocal ensemble Cantus rehearsed and performed two pieces in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall with the Green Valley High School Madrigal Singers. In October, Ricardo Cobo held a Guitar Day at Green Valley High School for local high school students. In December, the Montreal Guitar Trio visited Clark High School and helped guitar students with pieces they were working on for their holiday concert.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center also assists other departments within the College of Fine Arts with their educational programs for Clark County School Students, including student matinees offered by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre and Dance Day offered by the UNLV Department of Dance.

Guitar student and instructor

A Home for the Arts

In addition to arts education programming, the Performing Arts Center also hosts many other activities for local youth, including performances by Theatreworks USA and the Clark County School District. The performance spaces we manage also serve as laboratories for UNLV student artists.

Students with guitars