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Our alumni are an important part of the College of Fine Arts community. Please stay in touch by updating your contact information and sending us your news. Check out what your fellow alums are up to in our Alumni Spotlight section. If you're nearby, stop by to say hello, and while you're here, support current students by coming to one of their many performances, exhibitions and events.

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Feature Stories

On view in the Dean's Office: Playwriting Alumni Showcase

Friday, April 15, 2016
Grounded by George Brant

As the Department of Theatre and Dance kicks off UT New Theatre, an annual showcase of new plays from third-year playwrights in the M.F.A. Playwriting Program, we look back on six alumni of the program who went on to see their plays produced.

Alumni Spotlight

Artina McCain joins University of Memphis faculty

Wednesday, May 25, 2016   |  The University of Memphis
Artina McCain

Artina McCain (D.M.A., Piano Performance, 2011) will join the faculty at the University of Memphis as Assistant Professor of Piano this fall. Photo by Claire McAdams.

Gloria Groom receives the Chevalier Légion d’Honneur

Friday, May 20, 2016   |  Chicago Sun Times
Gloria Groom in Chicago Sun Times

Gloria Groom (M.A. 1978; Ph.D., Art History, 1989), chair of the Art Institute of Chicago’s European Painting and Sculpture department in 2015, received the distinction of the Chevalier Légion d’Honneur on April 29. The highest of the five levels of the French government’s Légion d’Honneur award, the French Ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud presented the award during a private ceremony. The award honors Groom for her contributions to French art and culture.

Hai Zheng releases sixth album

Friday, May 13, 2016   |  CD Baby
Hai Zheng

Cellist Hai Zheng (B.M. 1988; M.M., Applied Music/Voice/Piano, 1990) Assistant Professor of Music and Artist in Residence at Southwestern University, released in May her sixth CD, Remembrance on the Amatius Classics label. The CD is her second album with her longtime pianist, Kiyoshi Tamagawa (D.M.A., Applied Music/Voice/Piano, 1988), Associate Dean and Professor of Music at Southwestern University, and celebrates their 20th season of performing.