Resident Faculty Ensembles
The School of the Arts and the Department of Music host several faculty ensembles. Performances take place many times throughout the year, including summer concerts, most often at Nightingale Concert Hall, located in the Church Fine Arts Building. The concerts are beloved by the Reno arts community, bringing a sense of pride to the Department and to the University.
Christin Schillinger is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Miami University, Ohio. She held the same position with the University of Nevada, Reno from 2004-2009. She has held positions with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic and currently with the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. Schillinger has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States, as well as performances at International Double Reed Society Conferences in the United States and in Europe.
Andrew Heglund is the Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Nevada, Reno. He performs with the faculty jazz quintet The Collective, The Reno Jazz Orchestra, the Ed Corey Trio, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Discover Music Percussion Ensemble. Recently Heglund was commissioned by the Sierra Nevada Ballet to compose several percussion works to accompany their ensemble.
The Argenta Trio is a renowned faculty ensemble featuring Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, Violin, Dmitri Atapine, Cello, and Jim Winn, Piano.
Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio joined the Argenta Trio in the fall of 2007 as she began her new position as Assistant Professor of Violin & Viola and Director of the Orchestral Career Studies graduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
James Winn, piano and composition professor at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1997, made his professional debut with the Denver Symphony at the age of thirteen, and has been performing widely in North America, Europe, and Japan ever since.
Cellist Dmitri Atapine, the First Prize winner at the 2004 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition (Mexico), is recognized as an exciting performer and an accomplished chamber musician.
The Collective, one of the most creative and distinctive jazz ensembles in the northwestern United States, features pianist Adam Benjamin, bassist Hans Halt, drummer Andrew Heglund, and saxophonist Peter Epstein.
Music Performances at UNR
Faculty and student ensemble performances occur frequently throughout each semester. Check the Department of Music Events Calendar for upcoming recitals and concerts.