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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Congratulations to Theatre & Dance Alumni recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards.

The Washington Post

Will Davis (M.F.A. in Directing '13) received Outstanding Director of a Play - HAYES Production and Andrew Hinderaker (M.F.A. in Theatre '13) was honored with The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical for COLOSSAL. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stacey Chang and Beto Lopez

Design Institute for Health brings creativity to health ecosystem

The Design Institute for Health is a first-of-its-kind institution dedicated to applying design thinking and creative solutions to the nation’s health care challenges – and integrating that perspective into medical education and community health programs. The Design Institute for Health is a collaboration between the new Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and will be led by two veterans of the internationally-recognized design firm IDEO: Stacey Chang, IDEO's former managing director of health and wellness, and Beto Lopez, former head of systems design at IDEO and a UT Austin alumnus.


Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015

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Nancy Rubins’ ‘Monochrome for Austin’ an elegant monument for UT

Austin American Statesman

A bouquet of aluminum canoes and boats blossoms over a busy pedestrian intersection on the University of Texas campus. Called “Monochrome for Austin,” the sculpture by Nancy Rubins stands 50 feet tall and stretches about as wide. Commissioned by UT’s public art program, Landmarks, it is now the largest sculpture on the UT campus.

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Five Great UT Artistic Landmarks


Spend any time on the Forty Acres, and you’ll find yourself encountering some rather extraordinary art, even if you don’t seek it out — and often without setting foot inside a building. That’s due in large part to Landmarks, the university’s public art program that launched in 2008.

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stacey Chang

Discoveries in Art and Health: UT’s College of Fine Arts Announces Guest Residencies for Spring 2015

The College of Fine Arts (COFA) at The University of Texas at Austin will offer three opportunities this spring for members of the university and the health community to attend lectures by noted speakers on issues illuminating connections among the arts, innovative thinking and healthcare.

Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015