Associate Professor of Art History StephennieMulder speaks with the BBC about the threat ISIS poses to Palmyra, one of the great archeological treasures in the Middle East. (Her interview starts at the 20-min mark.)
Five Butler School of Music students received the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities. Flutist MeeraGudipati and the UT Guitar Quartet were honored by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for demonstrating musical excellence and commitment to the arts through participation in university and community activities.
Professor Margo Sawyer was honored by the Texas Legislature, along with Jimmie Vaughn and Joe Ely, as the one of the Texas State Artists for 2015-16. Sawyer was recognized for her work in sculpture, which “investigates the relationship between color, space and transcendence.”
Graduating senior EstebenZaldivar, who studied in the Gaming and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) program in the College of Fine Arts, is highlighted in this interactive feature. Zaldivar worked with anthropology professors to design a virtual reality program that explores a prehistoric world.
Scott Hanna has been named the new director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas at Austin. Hanna has served as the associate director of the band for the past 16 years and also will be promoted to associate director of bands in the Butler School of Music.
The college has awarded five graduate students the Dean’s Teaching and Creative Excellence Fellowships. 2015-016 recipients include Eric Hogrefe (Teaching Fellow, Music Theory), Jared Leclaire (Creative Fellow, Theatre Design & Technology), Rachel Stuckey (Creative Fellow, Studio Art), Midori Samson (Creative Fellow, Bassoon) and Bart Pitchford (Teaching Fellow, Performance as Public Practice).
After 13 years directing the Longhorn Band, Robert M. Carnochan will leave the University this summer to become the University of Miami’s wind ensembles director. Carnochan said he chose to move on to Miami to focus on composing music and conducting the wind ensemble.
HyHetherington (B.F.A. 1996) will address the graduating class of 2015 at commencement ceremonies for the College of Fine Arts on Friday, May 22, at 3 p.m. in Bass Concert Hall. Hetherington is passionate about creating opportunities for students studying art, music, theatre and dance to learn about entrepreneurship.
Don't miss your chance to see two of Austin’s most prominent arts organizations, Conspirare and Austin Classical Guitar, in an unprecedented collaboration of new work by NicoMuhly for voices and guitars, presented by Texas Performing Arts.