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The College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the newly-created Pamela Phillips Oland Excellence in the Art of Writing Lyrics Award.

“This competition seeks to develop and promote the craft of songwriting across the disciplines of music, theater, and dance. We are so pleased to steward this worthwhile endeavor within the College of Fine Arts,” said CFA dean Nancy J. Uscher.

All those interested are invited to apply. Applicants, emerging and mid-career artists who have focused careers on the writing of lyrics within a range of art forms, are asked to submit a C.V., two examples of lyrics writing, a personal statement about how this award will help advance an individual’s career, and how it is in alignment with future career goals and aspirations. Deadline for submissions is April 17. The winner will be named in May.

The winner of the competition receives a $5,000 award and will be invited to UNLV during the fall 2023 semester to work with College of Fine Arts students, and for an event celebrating the award.

Please submit applications/proposals online.

You must log in with a Gmail or Google account in order to successfully load the competition application and ensure your required materials are uploaded along with your form answers.


About the UNLV College of Fine Arts

The UNLV College of Fine Arts, one of the nation’s largest fine arts colleges, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. Established in 1992, the UNLV CFA encompasses the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the School of Music, School of Architecture, entertainment engineering and design, and is home to the Performing Arts Center, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.