Creativity Unbound

The School of the Arts offers 15 bachelor's and graduate degrees in art, music, theatre and dance, and presents inspiring, thought-provoking, world-class visual and performing arts events year-round.

Support the Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz

In honor of the retirement of Dr. Larry Engstrom, the College of Liberal Arts and School of the Arts have established the Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz which will further the strong jazz tradition he built at the University during his 34-year career.

Series | Festivals | Camps | Events

Signature events invite world-class art, music, theatre and dance performers, instruct exceptional students and are fun for all to attend.

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 art, music, theatre and dance prepare students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars.

Departments and Programs

News about the visual and performing arts

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

Sean Collins plays a vibraphone

The School of Music presents a Day of Percussion on March 8

The gathering of young musicians features an evening concert with vibraphonist Sean Collins and his Folktet

A wide view of the Hall Recital Hall interior

The School of Music announces two exciting upcoming performances

New musical works will be premiered in honor of the University’s 150th anniversary

A photo collage featuring all four new faculty members' headshots.

New faculty hires in the College of Liberal Arts, School of Music

Gaining national and international acclaim, the newly formed School of Music in the College of Liberal Arts celebrates four additions to the faculty, welcoming Dolora Zajick, Aren Long, Kevin Miescke and Michael TK Lam