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UT Board of Regents honors music students

The University of Texas System

Five Butler School of Music students received the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities. Flutist Meera Gudipati 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.

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Professor of Art named Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist for 2015

Texas Commission on the Arts

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.”

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

Other Worldly: Inside the Virtual Reality Boom

The Alcalde

Graduating senior Esteben Zaldivar, 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.

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

Photo of Scott Hanna by Nathan Russell.

New Leadership Named for Longhorn Band

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.

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

From left to right: Eric Hogrefe (Music Theory; Teaching Fellow), Jared Leclaire

College honors graduate students for teaching and creative excellence

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).

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015

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Longhorn Band, director Robert M. Carnochan will leave UT this summer

The Daily Texan

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. 

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Photograph of Hy Hetnerington

Entrepreneur and Alumnus Hy Hetherington To Speak at College of Fine Arts Commencement

Hy Hetherington (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.

Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

photo of Nico Muhly

Austin’s classical community comes together for Nico Muhly’s new work

Austin American Statesman

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 Nico Muhly for voices and guitars, presented by Texas Performing Arts.

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Cohen New Works Festival Logo

Students raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease through interactive art installation

The Daily Texan

Journalism junior Michael Baez, theatre and dance senior Callie Hacker and theatre and dance junior Selina Rosales raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease through interactive art installation called “Eye See ... I Forget,”as part of The Cohen New Works Festival presented by Broadway Bank.

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015

Professor Robert Duke

Music professor Robert Duke wins teaching fellowship

The Daily Texan

Robert Duke, professor from the Butler School of Music and director of the Center for Music Learning, received a $25,000 award for the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship.

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015