Faustino Solis is a native of Lockport, NY. He graduated with his high school diploma from Nichols School, a private college prep school in Buffalo, NY. He received his Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America in 2011.

Faustino graduated with his bachelors degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He studied opera performance, music education K-12, composition, and choral and orchestral conducting. His teachers were David Weiller, Alfonse Anderson, and Taras Krysa.

Faustino is currently the Music Specialist at Gene Ward Elementary School, where he oversee's the K-5 Music Program. He is also the Choir Director of University United Methodist Church in Las Vegas, NV, and he has held the position since October 2013. He is also a freelance conductor, composer, and singer around Las Vegas.

Curriculum Vitae

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Conductor, 2nd Place, Division 1, National Opera Association Opera Production Competition 2015, Conductor for The Beautiful Bridegroom by Dan Shore

Semifinalist, Undergraduate Student Conducting Competion, ACDA National Conference 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Participant, Undergraduate Student Conducting Masterclass, ACDA Western Division Conference 2014, Santa Barbara, CA

Prepared Works

The Beautiful Bridegroom by Dan Shore - UNLV Opera

Brandenberg Concerto No.3 - UNLV Chamber Orchestra

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff - UNLV Dance

Chinchester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein - UNLV Choral Ensembles

Christmas Day by Gustav Holst - University United Methodist Church

Coriolan Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven - Henderson Symphony Orchestra

Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms - Eastman SoM Fellowship

Elegy for Strings: "In Memorium Rupert Brooke" by F.S. Kelly - UNLV Symphony Orchestra

Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg - Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra

Knoxville: Summer of 1917 - Carrie Wachsberger DMA Recital, UNLV SoM

La bohème by Giaccomo Puccini - UNLV Opera

Le nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart - UNLV Opera

Messiah (Part I) by Georg Friedrich Händel - Voccalis: Tessitura, Desert Springs United Methodist Church

Requiem in D minor, K. 626 by W.A. Mozart (Sussmayr) - UNLV Choral Ensembles

Symphony No.9 by Ludwig van Beethoven - Henderson Symphony Orchestra


Basilio from Le nozze di Figaro - UNLV Opera

Brighella from Ariadne auf Naxos - UNLV Opera

Governor/Vanderdendur from Candide by Leonard Bernstein - Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra, Henderson Symphony Orchestra

Training Programs

Certificate Candidate, Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center, Carnegie Mellon, 2016 (in progress)

BM Vocal Performance/Music Education, UNLV, 2016

BA Music: Recital Concentration, UNLV, 2016

Conducting Fellow, Fairbainks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra, 2015

American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS), Graz, Austria, 2014

Druid City Opera Workshop, University of Alabama, 2014

Summer Choral Conducting Institute, Eastman School of Music, 2013

New York State Summer School for the Arts, School of Choral Studies, SUNY Fredonia, 2008 to 2010

Notable Ensemble Collaborations

Battle Born Chorale

Buffalo Choral Arts Society

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Greenville Choral Society

Hamiltunes Las Vegas: An American Sing-a-long

Henderson Symphony Orchestra

Las Vegas Master Singers

Opera Las Vegas

Sin City Opera (now Vegas City Opera)

Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society

UNLV Choral Ensembles

UNLV Dance

UNLV Opera

UNLV Symphony Orchestra

Voices (Eastman School of Music)