NBC News explores the heart, soul and heritage within the Butler School of Music’s Mariachi Camp. Reporter Juan Castillo highlighted the four-day camp that pairs high school musicians with some of the genre’s top performers and educators. For some students, it’s about connecting with their family history.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about how the College of Fine Arts and Texas Cultural Trust are working to bridge traditional arts and digital media in high school curricula.
In a profile of the artist, Austin Way magazine calls Liu “the visionary who helped elevate public art in Austin with ‘Thirst’ and now is dazzling the world with luminous, thoughtful installations.”
Wilberth Gonzales (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2012) worked on the costumes of the Broadway production of The King and I, which won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design. In this video, costume designer Catherine Zuber talks about Gonzales’ contributions to the show.
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.