Alumni Spotlight

Billy Dragoo (B.F.A. '87)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

of Austin High School directs UIL One Act Play 5A State Champion production, “Over the River and Through the Woods.”

Steve Baldwin (Ph.D., '89)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

As a doctoral graduate under Dr. Oscar G. Brockett, Dr. Steve Baldwin co-produced, researched and wrote “A Journey Through Deaf Texas,” which premiered on June 11, 2009 at UTSA-Downtown Campus in San Antonio. The 54-minute documentary covers the feats. failures and leadership of the Texas Association of the Deaf (TAD). Baldwin, a resident of Austin, developed the film with David Pierce of Davideo Productions of Seguin. In 1990 they both won the Barbara Jordan Award for a mini-documentary.

Leah Zeger (B.A. Opera Performance, ‘06)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

plays violin and fiddle with Barrage, an international multi-instrument performance group.

David Viscoli (B.M. Music, ‘87)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Pianist, released a live solo piano CD in 2005 on the Eroica Label. It recently received a favorable review in the American Record Guide.

Darrell C. Raby (B.M. Music, ‘97)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

won the 2006 Young Film Composers Competition sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Film Music Magazine. He composed a new score for the 1927 silent film, “The Show”, which premiered on TCM January 29, 2007.

Naseem Khozein (B.A. Music Studies, ‘06)

Monday, July 2, 2007

plays violin and fiddle with Barrage, an international multi-instrument performance group.

Fritz Gechter (M.M., D.M.A. Music Studies, ‘93, '01)

Monday, July 2, 2007

is currently Associate Professor of Music/Piano at Texas A&M International University in Laredo where he played the first recital of the TAMIU Steinway Series in October 2006.

Brian Cassidy (B.M., M.M. Music Studies, '02, '04)

Monday, January 14, 2008

is the lead guitarist and multi-instrumentalist for Okkervil River, a band whose recent album “The Stage Names” received ‘best of 2007’ honors from NPR, Rolling Stone, Harp, and others. Brian has recently performed live with Okkervil on NBC‘s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NPR‘s World Cafe, BBC Radio 1, Radio France, and the Australian Broadcasting Company.

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