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

University Symphony Orchestra Honors Concert

Every year students at the University of Nevada, Reno compete for the honor of playing a solo with the University Symphony Orchestra. This concert is a...

2/25/2020 7:30pm
University Symphony Orchestra Season Grand Finale

Come and see the University Symphony Orchestra's grand finale of the season! The University Symphony Orchestra is a full-sized symphony that performs four...

4/30/2020 7:30pm

Recent Events

Composers' Concert


Recent Activity

Geri Mosey

Geri Mosey left a positive review 10/16/2019

This group was great. They demonstrated their talents exuberantly which was contagious and the audience participation was elevated.

e gerscovich

e gerscovich left a positive review 10/9/2019

Wonderful director and orchestra. In my opinion, it would enhance the audience experience if the director would explain about the next piece to be performed and about its author.

Geri Mosey

Geri Mosey left a positive review 3/6/2019

This was fantastic. I was impressed by the professionalism of all the performers. It felt like a big apple production. Well done!


Axel Drefahl left a positive review 1/29/2019

This was a great performance of four Costa Rican trombone musicians, playing transcribed music of Bach and Rossini and beautiful pieces of contemporary composers from Costa Rica. My favorite pieces were those by Vinicio Meza and I like to hear more of his music.


famitofu 1/20/2019

Out there, they're picking up each other. In his heart, he silently welcomed the rain. Who are we now? ->basketball games

Macon Towing Company

Macon Towing Company 12/13/2018

Such a beautiful event. A master piece of art and acting. Thank you for organizing this .

Harriet Weber

Harriet Weber left a positive review 11/7/2018

Performing arts is on the rise as expected

Chris Mikulich

Chris Mikulich left a positive review 10/11/2018

The actors were incredible! The story lines were interesting.

David E Anderson

David E Anderson left a positive review 9/26/2018

The concert was brilliant. I wish the lecture on Bach's musical purpose with the Goldberg had had the chance to better illustrtate these principlas with A LIGHT POINTER. i COULD' NT FOLLOW HER EXPLANATIONS WELL ENOUGH WITH JUST HER SPEAKING AND PLAYING AND DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO LOOK ON THE SCORE SHE WAS EXPLANING ABOUT.

Adam BLue

Adam BLue 8/27/2018

This is a wonderful experience. Thank you to everyone who put this on - thanks you for all you do!