Imagine. Create. Inspire.

The School of the Arts offers 15 bachelor's and graduate degrees through three academic programs and presents inspiring, thought-provoking, world-class visual and performing arts events year-round.

Series | Festivals | Camps | Events

Signature events invite world-class performers, instruct exceptional students and are fun for all to listen.

Reno Jazz Festival The Reno Jazz Festival hosts jazz students, instructors, performers and fans to play, listen and learn at a three-day festival each spring.
Three men play guitar, bass and drums inside a rehearsal room
Performing Arts Series The School of the Arts hosts the signature Performing Arts Series each season with an incredible lineup of guest artists from all over the world.
Two women play a violin and a cello on stage during a performance
Lake Tahoe Music Camp Lake Tahoe Music Camp offers concert bands, jazz bands, chamber ensembles, music classes and its own private beach on Lake Tahoe for middle and high school students.
Young students playing percussion instruments outside

Foundation for artistic disciplines

The School’s degree programs in visual arts, music, theatre and dance prepare students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars.

News about the visual and performing arts

Get the latest news about School of the Arts events, highlights and opportunities.

Pep band performing in bleachers

Marching Band and Pep Band gearing up for Homecoming Game

Gifts needed for updating old uniforms and new equipment

Three individuals dance with arms in the air

Associate Professor of Dance debuts film in San Francisco Film Festival

“People in Cities” will screen online Oct. 15-24

Performers of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, dances on a stage.

Performing Arts Series brings contemporary dance to northern Nevada communities

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, will engage community members of all ages during weeklong residency