About the SNPAA

The Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to support performing arts schools in Northern Nevada and to provide scholarships to local talented students by sponsoring cultural events in our community.

We are dedicated to improving our community by uniting those with a deep passion for the arts and a love of the Northern Nevada area. Our goal is to increase the awareness of Nevada as a national musical venue but also to bolster the educational aspirations of our community’s young performers through scholarships and other support.

Our Mission

Our mission is to recognized and give talent performing arts student scholarships.

Our Vision

SNPAA intends to grow our donor base in order to increase the number and amount of the scholarships we offer to talented students in Northern Nevada.

Our Values

The Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association (SNPAA) is managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors with significant business and education experience.
We use our skill sets to advance the mission of our organization to benefit talented students in our community.



What our locals say about us

Its only fare to hear from our local community

``I support SNPAA and its mission. I’m a donor. I’m excited about the new leadership and the direction the organization is taking. They are doubling down on their mission which is superb – supporting the performing arts particularly for kids in the greater Reno area. And they’ve got a great board. They are keeping the focus on the arts and the community. 5 stars!``

Focus On The Arts
Rebecca SandersParent/Donor

``Thank you so much for the scholarship! It’s wonderful to see organizations like your supporting aspiring artists and keeping the Northern Nevada arts scene alive. This will make it that much easier for me to pursue my music education in Denver and I’m nothing short of thrilled!”

To the SNPAA board
Drew Tilbrooke2022 Scholarship Winner

``My dream of moving to New York City to pursue musical theater came true. I have been fortunate to learn from some of the top Broadway professionals in the business and have grown so much as a performer. I could not not be more grateful to SNPAA for all they have given me. I can't wait for what the future hold.``

Thank you
Cassia Giustra2021 Scholarship Winner

``Thank you so much for the amazing scholarship that SNPAA gave me. It means so much to know that people still care about the arts and you saw potential in me. Lost of gratitude.``

Thank You SNPAA
Beau LabrancheScholarship winner

“Thank you for the scholarship you awarded me. I appreciate this support as I move forward towards a career in music therapy and the arts. I am excited for all of the opportunities I will have to continue my love of music over theses next four years.”

I love SNPAA
Grace Tibben-LembkeScholarship winner

We would appreciate your donation

Donating shows the students we care about their artistic endeavors.
You can also TEXT SNPAA to 53555