Nevada School of the Arts (NSA)has appointed Raja Rahman, a graduate and past faculty member of The Juilliard School in New York, as its President & CEO effective immediately. Rahman had previously worked at the school as Director of Piano Studies for three years.
“Raja’s training, experience, and leadership make him the ideal candidate for this important position at Nevada School of the Arts,” said Board Chairman Tom Kovach. “As we observe our 45th Anniversary, the timing of his hire is propitious.”
After teaching at Indiana University and The Juilliard School for five years, Raja Rahman began touring not only as a concert pianist, but also as the musical half of “Jarrett & Raja”, the much-admired magic and music duo that could be seen on America’s Got Talent, Shark Tank, and many other TV and live shows around the world. Raja has studied with the world’s greatest pianists – Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Lev Vlassenko, and American concert pianist sensation, Byron Janis.
“Having dedicated my entire life to performing and teaching music, this position presents me with the perfect opportunity to promote the arts and their importance to the growth of our city,” stated Rahman.
NSA offers private instruction in piano, guitar, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, jazz, drama, and the visual arts. The downtown school is Las Vegas’ premiere Conservatory for the Performing Arts and features an internationally acclaimed faculty. This year, NSA has developed partnerships with Cirque du Soleil, Jazz Outreach Initiative, and The Smith Center, as it continues its long-standing partnership with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Clark County School District.
NSA invites the community of Las Vegas to attend and support the school’s scholarship fund at its annual DREAM Gala 2022! Guests will enjoy new emerging artists from Cirque du Soleil, powerful performances from star students, world class jazz from Charles McNeal, and appearances from local celebs Brett Alters, Kelly Clinton, and Elisa Fiorello. In addition, production numbers will feature students from Las Vegas Academy and Desert Oasis HS. The evening’s show will be directed by Brian Burke, director of Le Reve, America’s Got Talent, and American Idol.