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Former Longhorn Band Director Vincent DiNino Dies at 95

Former Longhorn Band Director Vincent DiNino Dies at 95

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin mourns the passing of Vincent R. DiNino, director of bands emeritus. He was 95 years old.

Hilley Receives Music Teachers National Association’s Teacher of the Year Award

Hilley Receives Music Teachers National Association’s Teacher of the Year Award

The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has named Martha Hilley, a professor in the College of Fine Arts’ Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, their 2014 Teacher of the Year.

Mary Ellen Poole Appointed Director of the Butler School of Music

Mary Ellen Poole, dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, has been appointed director of the Butler School of Music and holder of the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music at The University of Texas at Austin, effective Sept. 1.

Butler School of Music Hosts International Young Violinists Competition

Butler School of Music Hosts International Young Violinists Competition

The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 2014 edition of the biennial Menuhin Competition, the world’s leading competition for violinists under the age of 22, Feb. 21 – March 2.

Music Professor to Lead Development of Digital Arts Course in College of Fine Arts

Bruce Pennycook has been appointed director of digital arts for the College of Fine Arts. Pennycook, a music professor in the Butler School of Music, will facilitate the creation of digital arts courses across the college’s academic departments, including Art and Art History, Theatre and Dance and the Butler School of Music.

Bion Tsang Appointed as Fellow to Newly Created Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Cello

The Butler School of Music in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Bion Tsang, an associate professor of cello, as the initial Fellow to the Long Chair in Cello.

Austin’s Cultural Campus and the Butler School of Music Present Concert Crawl

Austin’s Cultural Campus and the Butler School of Music Present Concert Crawl

Event: Visitors will be able to attend 20-minute, casual chamber music concerts at four of The University of Texas at Austin’s acclaimed museums. Each concert will feature a variety of music masterworks performed by students from the Butler School of Music. The Cultural Campus Concert Crawl is a newly conceived chamber music concert event developed…   » Continue Reading

Butler School of Music Premieres Solo Concerto for Tuba

Event: The University of Texas Wind Symphony and Butler School of Music (BSOM) faculty tuba soloist, Charles Villarrubia will premiere BSOM faculty composer, Donald Grantham’s, “Tuba Concerto.” The event is free and open to the public. When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27 Where: Bates Recital Hall, MRH Building Free VIP tickets are available by contacting…   » Continue Reading

Butler School of Music Professor Dan Welcher Receives Music Award from American Academy of Arts and Letters

The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin announced that composition professor and director of the university’s New Music Ensemble, Dan Welcher, has received the music award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Eighteen recipients are honored with the award each year in music. The winners are selected by…   » Continue Reading

The Starling Distinguished Violinist Series at the Butler School of Music Presents Violinist Chloë Hanslip

Event: The Starling Distinguished Violinist Series at the Butler School of Music presents British violinist Chloë Hanslip. She will be joined by pianist Danny Driver for a program of Beethoven, Brahms, Schnittke and Bowen. Tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to the performance. $20 public; $17 faculty/staff and seniors; $10 students.…   » Continue Reading