College of Fine Arts News

Professor Aims to Expand Art Audiences With $3.5 Million Wallace Foundation Grant

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

University of Texas at Austin Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations across the nation. Ostrower, who was selected through a competitive process, holds a joint appointment in the College of Fine Arts and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

UT Board of Regents Honor Art Education Professor for Teaching

Monday, July 13, 2015   |  Department of Art and Art History

Art and Art History Associate Professor Christina Bain is being honored as one of the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recipients by the UT Board of Regents. Bain’s research interests focus on the intersection of theory with practice in art education. 

Theatre and Dance Professor Honored for Teaching by UT Board of Regents

Monday, July 13, 2015   |  Department of Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Rebecca Rossen is among 11 University of Texas at Austin faculty members honored with the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. Rossen is a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer whose research interests include modern and postmodern dance, staging of identity in physical performance and the relationship between research and practice.

Music Professor Jerry Junkin to Receive Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor

Thursday, July 2, 2015   |  Butler School of Music

The director of bands will be recognized this December by the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference. The medal recognizes conductors, educators, composers and others whose unique service to music education and continuing influence on instrumental music deserve the highest recognition. 

Design Student Builds “Tiny House”

Thursday, July 2, 2015   |  ABC News

Learn more about how Design student Joel Weber designed and built a living space for himself in 145 square feet to help avoid college debt.

Music Professor Named Among “Texas 10”

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   |  The Alcalde

Associate Professor of Voice David Small has been named among the “Texas 10” by The Alcalde. This is the fourth year that the magazine has asked alumni to nominate their favorite UT professors for the teaching award, and Small was selected from a list of more than 200 nominees.

Read Hy Hetherington’s Commencement Speech

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   |  Department of Theatre and Dance

Entrepreneur and alumnus Hy Hetherington addressed 2015 College of Fine Arts at the spring commencement ceremony. The text from his speech is now available online.

Theater Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   |  Department of Theatre and Dance

Performance as Public Practice faculty members Dr. Charlotte Canning and Dr. Andrew Carlson have been named the recipients of the 2015 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Awards.