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Church Fine Arts

The Church Fine Arts Complex, opened in 1962, houses the Departments of Music, Art, Speech Communication and Theater, and is home to the Nevada Repertory Company, Nightingale Concert Hall and the Sheppard Contemporary gallery.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Joan Arrizabalaga: Reflexions

University of Nevada, Reno art department alumnus Joan Arrizabalaga will mount a solo exhibition as part of University Galleries' exhibition series that...

2/23 10am
Reno Wind Symphony: Trumpet Extraordinary

Featuring international trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti. Along with dazzling performances by Allen Vizzzutti, the program will also feature works by...

2/25 3pm
University Jazz Lab I with special guest Kris Davis

University Jazz Lab I (aka The Free Radicals) Spring concert with special guest pianist/composer Kris Davis. The Free Radicals will perform the music of...

3/1 7:30pm
University Percussion Ensemble with Michael Truesdell and Trent Shuey

The Percussion Ensemble will perform with guest artists Michael Truesdell and Trent Shuey for the Northern Nevada Day of Percussion Evening Concert.

3/2 7:30pm
William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

“Twelfth Night” is a fantastically comedic play about unrequited love, mistaken identity, and the fight for freedom of expression. Performed with...

3/2 7:30pm

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Matthew Ebert

Matthew Ebert left a positive review 3/29/2017

This was the best concert I have attended in Reno. I've lived in Nevada for 17 years. The sound production was excellent.

Gail Betz

Gail Betz left a positive review 9/8/2016

Delightful! Beautiful! Thank you so much for offering this.

Deanna Dulen

Deanna Dulen left a positive review 4/19/2016

Inspirational and Informative. Thank you to UNR and supporters. This event transformed my hope for the future and gratitude to the wise, caring, and compassionate developing community of Reno. Thank you

Juila Hammett

Juila Hammett left a positive review 4/19/2016

I loved the lecture. I was disheartened that UNR decided late in the game to require tickets and those of us who share Klien's values and who had registered on UNR's website well in advance were not notified. For example the woman who Klein singled out at the end of her lecture as having helped her prepare for that very lecture had to scramble at the last minute with others of us in the lobby struggling to find tickets. Poor form UNR. Meanwhile they reserved the best seats in the house for elite faculty who probably hadn't even read the book or unlikely even care about the subject. This is old school and indicates poor customer service on the part of the university. Naomi Klein made a significant point about the NSHE system divesting from fossil fuels. I certainly hope her message was heard by the prestigious faculty and regents sitting in all those prime seats. You will soon hear more about this issue on campus. #DIVEST #KEEPITINTHEGROUND.

Rita Sloan

Rita Sloan left a positive review 4/19/2016

Naomi Klein was fantastic! If only more people could listen to her!

The only problem with the whole experience was the mix up about reserving a seat. I thought I had done so through this site, only to find out at the door that I had to be put on a waiting list. I had responded weeks ahead, thinking all was well. This site needs to make it clear that indicating one's plans to be at an event here do not guarantee a seat, even with long lead time, and that attendees must also contact Lawlor for reserved tickets.

Dylan Andrews

Dylan Andrews left a positive review 4/19/2016

Naomi didn't disappoint! She spoke passionately and eloquently about the major issues we face moving forward. Would have liked a much longer Q&A at the end. Next time

Sandra J Prytherch

Sandra J Prytherch left a positive review 4/1/2016

Lovely. Beautiful. So glad that I had the opportunity to attend.

Surender Singh

Surender Singh 3/28/2016

Church Fine Arts, houses the Departments of Music, Art, Speech Communication and Theater.

Pooja Kamthe

Pooja Kamthe 7/7/2015

Church of fine arts is a wonderful place with full of classic art beauty..One of my friend had also attended Flute day event and was surprised to see the art of all students over there.There's another place for fine arts in Singapore named as Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society( my 3 day tour to Singapore(, I had gone to visit these place and attended the dance event it was mind blowing..
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