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Mariachi Camp rehearsal

NBC News Highlights Butler School’s Mariachi Camp

NBC News

NBC News explores the heart, soul and heritage within the Butler School of Music’s Mariachi Camp. Reporter Juan Castillo highlighted the four-day camp that pairs high school musicians with some of the genre’s top performers and educators. For some students, it’s about connecting with their family history.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Professor Francie Ostrower

Professor Aims to Expand Art Audiences With $3.5 Million Wallace Foundation Grant

College of Fine Arts Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant, the largest ever research grant ever awarded to a professor in the college, from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations nationwide.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rebecca Rossen

Theatre and Dance Professor Honored for Teaching by UT Board of Regents

Department of Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Rebecca Rossen is among 11 University of Texas at Austin faculty members honored with the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. Rossen is a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer whose research interests include modern and postmodern dance, staging of identity in physical performance and the relationship between research and practice.

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christina Bain

UT Board of Regents Honor Art Education Professor for Teaching

Department of Art and Art History

Art and Art History Associate Professor Christina Bain is being honored as one of the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recipients by the UT Board of Regents. Bain’s research interests focus on the intersection of theory with practice in art education. 

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Joel Weber

Design Student Builds “Tiny House”

ABC News

Learn more about how Design student Joel Webber designed and built a living space for himself in 145 square feet to help avoid college debt.

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015

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