College of Fine Arts News

Tony Awards for All the Way, written by Robert Schenkkan (B.A.1975)

Sunday, June 8, 2014   |  Seattle Times

All the Way, the play written by Robert Schenkkan (B.A.1975) about LBJ’s “accidental presidency” and the year leading up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and his election, just won a Tony Award for Best Play and Bryan Cranston won the Best Actor Tony in the lead role as LBJ!

Renowned playwright Steven Dietz's influence is heavy in D-FW scene

Thursday, May 15, 2014   |  Dallas Morning News

Less than a year after Dallas Theater Center Presents Steven Dietz's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, it will stage a play by Andrew Hinderaker, who graduated from Dietz's playwriting class at the University of Texas at Austin. Colossal is being touted as a season highlight for 2014-15.

Student Lucy Kerr receives Mitchell Award grand prize

Wednesday, May 14, 2014   |  Texas Theatre & Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance undergraduate Lucy Kerr earned the top prize in the distinguished University  Co-op / George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence. Kerr’s senior thesis about changing perceptions of disabled people through applied modern dance garnered her the first place spot and a $10,000 grand prize.

Mary Ellen Poole appointed director of the Butler School of Music

Monday, April 14, 2014   |  Austin Business Journal

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 September 1.

Through Our Eyes Photo Contest submission deadline April 30

Sunday, April 6, 2014   |  University Unions

The Through Our Eyes student photography display is meant to give students an opportunity to depict various aspects of campus life through photography.

Each semester, students are encouraged to submit their own photographs portraying a different theme or element of student life. 

Martha Hilley is the 2014 MTNA Teacher of the Year.

Monday, March 31, 2014   |  Music Teachers Association

2014 Music Teacher National Association's Teacher of the Year award will be presented to Professor Martha Hilley at the Awards Brunch at the MTNA National Conference in Chicago, Illinois.