College of Fine Arts News

Legendary UT band director Vincent DiNino dies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014   |  Austin American Statesman

Vincent DiNino, retired band director who built the Longhorn Band and a near-constant campus presence for more than a half-century, died Tuesday night in Bay City. 

Renaissance Raven

Sunday, September 7, 2014   |  Baltimore

Whether he’s splitting the uprights or singing arias, COFA alumni (BSOM '11) Justin Tucker puts on quite the performance.  He delivered the commencement address to his alma mater, the University of Texas College of Fine Arts, this spring. 

Rude Mechs' Method Gun Heads to UT

Wednesday, September 3, 2014   |  arts+culturetexas

A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life, the Rude Mechs’ widely acclaimed work The Method Gun returns to Austin, September 10-14.

Second Annual Longhorn Mariachi Camp

Wednesday, July 2, 2014   |  Austin American Statesman

The 2014 Longhorn Summer Mariachi Camp provided students training in the execution of their instruments and in vocal skills.

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.