College of Fine Arts News

Professor of Art named Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist for 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015   |  Texas Commission on the Arts

Professor Margo Sawyer was honored by the Texas Legislature, along with Jimmie Vaughn and Joe Ely, as the one of the Texas State Artists for 2015-16. Sawyer was recognized for her work in sculpture, which “investigates the relationship between color, space and transcendence.”

Other Worldly: Inside the Virtual Reality Boom

Sunday, May 10, 2015   |  The Alcalde

Graduating senior Esteben Zaldivar, who studied in the Gaming and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) program in the College of Fine Arts, is highlighted in this interactive feature. Zaldivar worked with anthropology professors to design a virtual reality program that explores a prehistoric world.

New Leadership Named for Longhorn Band

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Scott Hanna has been named the new director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas at Austin. Hanna has served as the associate director of the band for the past 16 years and also will be promoted to associate director of bands in the Butler School of Music. Ryan Kelly, director of athletic bands and director of the Marching Knights at the University of Central Florida, will serve as associate director of the Longhorn Band and assistant director of bands.

College honors graduate students for teaching and creative excellence

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The College of Fine Arts has awarded five graduate students the Dean’s Teaching and Creative Excellence Fellowships. The awards honor continuing graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional creative work or exceptional undergraduate teaching through their teaching assistant/assistant instructor appointments.

Longhorn Band, director Robert M. Carnochan will leave UT this summer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015   |  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. 

Austin’s classical community comes together for Nico Muhly’s new work

Tuesday, April 14, 2015   |  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.

Music professor Robert Duke wins teaching fellowship

Sunday, April 12, 2015   |  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.