Church Fine Arts
Building Code: CFA
Building Number: 078
The Church Fine Arts building, opened in 1962, houses the departments of music, art, dance and theatre. It is home to the Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Redfield Studio Theatre and Nightingale Concert Hall.
James Edward Church was professor of Latin, German, classical art and history at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1892-1959. Church's development of the first snow surveying techniques and a system of analyzing avalanche hazards brought recognition to the school and the state.
Each spring, Church Fine Arts plays host to one of the University's most successful outreach efforts, the Reno Jazz Festival, attracting thousands of participants from high schools and universities from throughout the region. The building and the University Arts Building also are the locations for the more than 100 performances, exhibitions and events presented by the School of the Arts each year.