Vince Casas is an Instructor of Music Technology at UNLV teaching courses in studio production and music business. As a musical artist, songwriter, producer, and composer, his credit list includes a national coast-to-coast tour as the lead guitarist for Theory of Flight, music licenses with Nintendo Wii and Fox Sports, compositions for several short films that debuted in Hollywood, and writing and producing pop music for national HOT AC radio with album distribution to Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes in conjunction with EMI. He has chaired for departments in Audio, Film, and Video for Sanford-Brown College and Laurus College. His pop commercial songwriting expertise was scouted by Monthly.com, where he spent a season mentoring songwriters from around the world in Ryan Tedder’s Monthly.com Songwriting Class.
The Las Vegas Weekly called Vince’s music “captivating”, and a Robin Leach article commented about his live performance, saying “I was hooked within 3 songs”. His singles “City of Lights”, “Spinning”, “Sinister”, “Set the Night on Fire” and “Worthless Symphonies” can be heard on national CBS and college radio stations across the country.
Vince is a member of The Recording Academy and has opened for artists such as Train, Sick Puppies, Zebrahead, Lit, Melee, Marcy Playground, and Imagine Dragons. He’s also performed live on Fox and CBS news stations, as well as a half-time performance at the 2010 UFL Championship on the Versus cable channel.
Vince was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for his work with Theory of Flight, and he received a Vegas Rocks award for “Best Performing Artists”.
Vince holds a Master of Music degree in Music Technology from Southern Utah University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Contemporary Music from Greenville College, with instrumental mastery in guitar. He has a deep background in music theory, songwriting, composition, and orchestration.