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Subito Bones trombone ensemble at The University of Texas at Austin

International Recognition Follows UT Butler School of Music Trombonists During Summer Tour

Butler School of Music

Trombone ensemble Subito Bones, led by Professor Nathanial Brickens, recently took first prize in Paris at the International Trombone Festival.

Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Texas Performing Arts’ Bass Concert Hall Ranked 18 in Pollstar Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues

Texas Performing Arts


Texas Performing Arts’ flagship venue Bass Concert Hall has been ranked number 18 (mid-year ranking) on the top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues for mid-year ticket sales.

Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Bion Tsang's performance on national radio with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, July 2

American Public Media

Tsang performed Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme with the renowned orchestra on American Public Media's weekly program, "Symphony Cast." Listen to it here.

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012

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Art History Professor Deciphers Newly Discovered Monument That Refers to 2012

A publishing and entertainment empire has arisen around the supposed Mayan “end date” of December 21, 2012. But a second reference to the date, discovered only recently in Guatemala by a team including UT’s David Stuart, further debunks the theory that the Maya expected the world to end. 

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Outstanding CoFA representation in the Austin Critics Table Award list of nominees

The Austin Chronicle

The Austin Critics Table is marking its 20th year of commending outstanding work on the local arts scene. Students and faculty of the College of Fine Arts once again dominate the list of nominees! Congratulations to our outstanding students, faculty and alums! 

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012

Theatre Peformance

2012 Austin Critics’ Table Awards Nominees Announced: UT Theatre and Dance Community Among Top Picks

For the 20th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics has recognized the year’s most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year’s list of nominations. Winners will be announced of the Critics’ Table Awards will be announced on June 4. 

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Professor Jeff Williams Awarded $30,000 Texas Prize by AMOA-Arthouse

Austin-American Statesman

Williams' Texas Prize exhibit is on view at AMOA-Arthouse, Jones Center, through July 22.

Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Barbara Smith Conrad to speak, perform at COFA 2012 spring commencement ceremony May 18

The University of TExas

Celebrated MET opera singer and honored UT alum Barbara Smith Conrad returns to her alma mater May 18 to give the 2012 College of Fine Arts spring commencement speech and a special performance. 

Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012

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Professor and Performance Artist Michael Smith among 2012 Alpert Award recipients

Art Info

According to musician Herb Alpert about the recipients of this year's award winners, "[they] take aesthetic, intellectual and political risks, and challenge work-out conventions. They're unafraid of the unknown."

Each recipient received a $75,000 award.

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012

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Art History Professor David Stuart featured in Science Journal, National Geographic for work on Maya Excavation

The New York Times

David Stuart, professor of Mesoamerican art and writing at The University of Texas at Austin, deciphered glyphs discovered in Guatemala. Stuart and his team are published in Science journal's May 11, 2012 issue and National Geographic's June 2012 issue. 

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012