Alumni Spotlight

Rachel Charbel Joins Cincinnati Symphony, Northern Kentucky University Faculty

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Rachel Charbel recently won a full-time position as a violin II with the Cincinnati Symphony and also joined the faculty at the Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts. Both positions began in fall 2015. She also plays with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Concert:Nova ensembles as a guest artist.

Alan Guckian named semifinalist for Grammy Educator Award

Friday, November 6, 2015   |  KVUE
Photo by KVUE
Alan Guckian (B.M., Music Studies, 2001), band director at Eastside Memorial High School in East Austin, is one of 25 finalists for the Grammy Music Educator Award, beating out 4,500 other nominees.

Nick Doshier joins Austin Independent School District

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Nick Doshier (B.M., Music Studies, 2015) teaches in the Austin Independent School District, splitting his time between Mendez Middle School and Travis High School.

Two Music Alumni Awarded 2015 Barlow General Commission

Thursday, November 5, 2015   |  Barlow Endowment for Music Composition
Sam Pluta (M.M., Composition, 2005) and Ian Dicke (D.M.A., Composition, 2012) were among the six people awarded the Barlow General Commission 2015. It is one of the most sought-after honors among composers.

Corey Rom Joins Grace Christian Academy of North Texas and Frisco Youth Symphony

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Corey Rom (D.M.A., Music, 2015) was appointed director of instrumental studies at Grace Christian Academy of North Texas, and is co-director of the Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Natalia Anciso featured in Elle Magazine's 30th Anniversary issue

Thursday, September 17, 2015   |  Elle Magazine
Natalia Anciso
Alumna Natalia Anciso (B.A. in Studio Art, 2008) appears in this month's 30th anniversary issue of Elle Magazine as part of the publication's "This is 30" feature, an assembly of 35 of the world's most accomplished 30-year-old women, including skier Lindsey Vonn, philanthropist Lauren Bush Lauren, and actress America Ferrera.

Jonas Criscoe participates in teen mentorship program

Wednesday, August 26, 2015   |  The Contemporary Austin
Jonas Criscoe

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A Studio Art, 2006) participated in The Contemporary Austin's Teen Artist + Mentor Program, which culminated this summer in the exhibition Special Blend. Collaboration is the foundation of this community arts initiative, in which ten professional artist-mentors work with ten exemplary high school students from the Austin area over seven months to create new work.

New Edition of Scott Shattuck's 'The Director's Vision' Released

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Scott Shattuck

The Director's Vision (Second Edition) by Louis E. Catron and Scott Shattuck (M.F.A. Drama, 1988) was published by Waveland Press, Inc. in May 2015. It is one of the most widely-used textbooks in college courses that introduce students to the process of play directing.

Martin McCain wins two Global Music Awards

Wednesday, August 26, 2015   |
Martin McCain

Martin McCain recently won a Global Music Awards Gold Medal for the Best Instrumentalist category and a Bronze Medal for his second solo CD Shades. He was also featured in Billboard Magazine as an Emerging Artist earlier this year. Martin McCain is currently an Associate Professor of Trombone at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and actively performs as a solo, orchestral, chamber, and jazz/commercial musician.

Kate Stubbs joins faculty at Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Kate Stubbs

Dr. Kate Stubbs (D.M.A. Collaborative Piano, 2015) has just been appointed to a faculty position as Instructor and Collaborative Pianist at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.