UNLV's Master Singers Named Chorus-In-Residence of Las Vegas Philharmonic

The Las Vegas Master Singers, part of the UNLV School of Music, was recently named the official Chorus-In-Residence of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Founded in 1993 by Susan Johnson, and led to further levels of excellence by Jocelyn K. Jensen from 2003-2015, Las Vegas Master Singers is recognized as one of the premiere community choral organizations in Southern Nevada. The chorus of 80-100 experienced musicians comes from many walks of life to raise their voices in song. Many members are UNLV choral alumni and/or music specialists and choral conductors in the Clark County School District.

David Weiller, UNLV director of choral studies and associate professor of music, assumes the reigns of the Las Vegas Master Singers this season. He is a past recipient of the UNLV William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching and the UNLV Alumni Association's Distinguished Faculty Award. Professor Weiller also is a principal conductor for the College Light Opera Company at Highfield Theatre on Cape Cod, one of the most respected educational theatre companies in the country.

The Las Vegas Master Singers and the Las Vegas Philharmonic have enjoyed a relationship that spans several years and have collaborated on some of the orchestra's most notable performances. The next joint performances are scheduled for December 5 and 6 when the orchestra presents a series of holiday concerts entitled The Snowman, based on the beloved classic children's book turned film. The performance will include a multi-media holiday feast of film, live music and singing that will make for a rousing celebration.

"The artistry and mastery of the UNLV Master Singers has long been admired by our organization and shines when accompanied by our dynamic orchestra," shares Jeri Crawford, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. "We are thrilled to further our artistic collaboration through this new partnership with the Master Singers and the UNLV School of Music and look forward to expanding our tradition of bringing music, voice and celebration to our audiences."

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