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Aeolus Quartet Wins Plowman Chamber Music Competition

Butler School of Music

The Aeolus Quartet, the resident graduate string quartet at the Butler School of Music was awarded the grand prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition this weekend in Columbia, Missouri. The competition, co-presented by the Missouri Symphony Society, the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, The University of Missouri School of Music, and First Baptist Church of Columbia, is one of the most prestigious chamber music competitions in the nation. The grand prize includes a cash award of $3500. The quartet's winning program included String Quartet no. 4 by Béla Bartók and String Quartet, op. 13 by Felix Mendelssohn. 

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011

Music instruction

Butler School of Music Announces UT Academy of Music

Butler School of Music

The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin today announced plans to create The UT Academy of Music, a comprehensive music school for community learning. 
The academy will provide a diverse range of music instruction to the Austin community, including early childhood music and private and group instruction for children and adults of all ages. 

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011

Sonja Rainey

Imagination and ingenuity required of those working in UT prop shop

Austin American-Statesman

Not many people have the pleasure of going to work each day and making imagined contraptions functional, creating life-sized toys and trick furniture or perfecting optical illusions.

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Celebrating 30 Years

Texas Performing Arts

Over the past three decades, Texas Performing Arts has sold more than six million tickets to more than 4,500 performances. We currently employ a professional staff of 60 in our administrative offices and production shops and annually hire 90 part-time student workers. We are the largest performing arts organization in Central Texas, and we are proud to serve The University of Texas and the surrounding communities.

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Announcing the 2011-2012 Texas Performing Arts Season

Texas Performing Arts

From the Texas premieres of Rappahannock County and The Infernal Comedy starring John Malkovich, to an evening with four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, to a return engagement by the National Theatre of Scotland performing the state premiere of Long Gone Lonesome, the 2011-2012 Texas Performing Arts Season continues to bring world-class entertainment experiences to Central Texas audiences.

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Dr. David Stuart and alumna Dr. Susan V. Webster named recipients of 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships

Department of Art and Art History

From 3000 applicants, Stuart and Webster were selected in the areas of Anthropology and Cultural Studies and Fine Arts Research respectively.

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011

photo of Kelly

Professor Emeritus Kelly Fearing, one of the last Ft. Worth Circle artists, dies at 92

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Memorial celebration of Kelly's life and art will be held April 23, 5-7 p.m. at Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria

Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011

photo of Moyo

Contemporary African art exhibition at the VAC, "Womanscape"

The University of Texas

Exhibition closes March 12

Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2011


Sol LeWitt's 'Circle with Towers" Acquired by University

The New York Times

Landmarks Purchases ‘Circle with Towers’ from Madison Square Park Conservancy

Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jules Buck Jones (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2008)

Jules Buck Jones’ (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2008) first solo exhibition at Champion, Animal Again, is comprised of new works on paper, video, and a massive installation, all of which extend his investigation into the concepts of wildlife, natural science, mythology, and abstraction. Animal Again builds on Jones’ earlier work by bringing together both drawing and sculpture – choppier, heavier marks abstract the mask-like animal forms.

Animal Again will be on view from February 25 through March 19, 2011.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6 PM.

Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011