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.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Hy Hetherington (B.F.A. 1996) will address the graduating class of 2015 at commencement ceremonies for the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The ceremony takes place Friday, May 22, at 3 p.m. in Bass Concert Hall on the UT Austin campus.
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.
Journalism junior Michael Baez, theatre and dance senior Callie Hacker and theatre and dance junior Selina Rosales raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease through interactive art installation called “Eye See ... I Forget,”as part of The Cohen New Works Festival presented by Broadway Bank.
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.
Will Davis (M.F.A. in Directing '13) received Outstanding Director of a Play - HAYES Production and Andrew Hinderaker (M.F.A. in Theatre '13) was honored with The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical for COLOSSAL.