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Jerry Junkin

Music Professor Jerry Junkin to Receive Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor

Butler School of Music

The director of bands will be recognized this December by the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference. The medal recognizes conductors, educators, composers and others whose unique service to music education and continuing influence on instrumental music deserve the highest recognition. 

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015

Texas Cultural Trust

Video: College Partners With Texas Cultural Trust on Arts & Digital Literacy Initiative

Texas Cultural Trust

Learn more about how the College of Fine Arts and Texas Cultural Trust are working to bridge traditional arts and digital media in high school curricula.

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015

Beili Liu

Visual Artist and Associate Professor Beili Liu talks about her work

Austin Way magazine

In a profile of the artist, Austin Way magazine calls Liu “the visionary who helped elevate public art in Austin with ‘Thirst’ and now is dazzling the world with luminous, thoughtful installations.”

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

Wilberth Gonzales

Theatre Alumnus’ Work Honored at the Tony Awards

Wilberth Gonzales (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2012) worked on the costumes of the Broadway production of The King and I, which won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design. In this video, costume designer Catherine Zuber talks about Gonzales’ contributions to the show.

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015

David Small

Music Professor Named Among “Texas 10”

The Alcalde

Associate Professor of Voice David Small has been named among the “Texas 10” by The Alcalde. This is the fourth year that the magazine has asked alumni to nominate their favorite UT professors for the teaching award, and Small was selected from a list of more than 200 nominees.

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hy Hetherington

Read Hy Hetherington’s Commencement Speech

Department of Theatre and Dance

Entrepreneur and alumnus Hy Hetherington addressed 2015 College of Fine Arts at the spring commencement ceremony. The text from his speech is now available online.

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Theater Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Department of Theatre and Dance

Performance as Public Practice faculty members Dr. Charlotte Canning and Dr. Andrew Carlson have been named the recipients of the 2015 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Awards.

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Patterns of shapes and colors.

Landmarks Projects Garner Awards


Americans for the Arts recognizes Casey Reas' A Mathematical Theory of Communication in the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program for 2014, and the Austin Critics Table Awards honors Monochrome for Austin by Nancy Rubins.

Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Interview With Theatre and Dance Alumnus, Tommy Tune

Department of Theatre and Dance

Tommy Tune (B.F.A. Drama, 1961) sits down to discuss his illustrious career and receiving a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre

Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Photograph of Zeke Castro

'El Rey' of mariachi music

Austin American Statesman

Mariachi master and UT Alumni, Zeke Castro helped launch the first mariachi music classes in Austin in 1980. He has inspired generations of students and leads Mariachi Paredes, the mariachi ensemble at Butler School of Music.   

Posted: Monday, June 1, 2015