Alumni Spotlight

Robert Di Donato joins Queer Scouts, participates in residencies

Monday, April 24, 2017   |  Movement Research
a portrait of robert didonato

Robert Di Donato (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2016) is a core member of the New York-based performance troupe Queer Scouts. The troupe was selected for a new residency at the Abrons Arts Center in Manhattan after completing a full residency at Dixon Place Theater in New York City. After the completing their residency at Abrons, Queer Scouts is set to develop a new production to perform in fall 2017.

Austin Ferguson appointed as carillonneur of the Mayo Clinic

Thursday, April 13, 2017   |  The Med City Beat
Austin Ferguson looking at a carillon

Austin Ferguson (B.A., Music, 2015) was appointed in February 2017 as carillonneur of the Mayo Clinic. He is only the fourth person to hold this post in the instrument's 89-year history. His duties include performing eight half-hour concerts a week, giving tours and performing for and with local groups and events.

Wei He named founding artistic director and dean of the new Juilliard campus in Tianjin, China

Wednesday, April 5, 2017   |  The Juilliard School
Wei He poses with a violin

Wei He, Butler School of Music alumnus, was named founding artistic director and dean of The Juilliard School’s new Tianjin, China campus. He is a longtime professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and artistic director of the annual San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival and will relocate to China later this year.

Mia Theodoratus appointed to Sarah Lawrence College and Mozartina Conservatory faculty

Wednesday, April 5, 2017   |  Mia Theodoratus
Mia Theodoratus wears a pink dress and plays the harp

Mia (Amelia) Theodoratus (B.F.A., Harp Performance, 1990) was appointed to the music faculty of Sarah Lawrence College and Mozartina Conservatory in Tarrytown for the 2016-17 academic year. She is a featured performer in country music legend Jessi Colter’s album The Psalms, released on Sony Heritage. This year she also has several other upcoming projects. Photo by Lyndsey Welgos.

Gloria Kim joins ‘Middlemarch in Spring’ opera premiere

Thursday, March 23, 2017   |  Ash Lawn Opera
Gloria Kim

Gloria Kim (B.M. 2004; M.M., Piano Performance, 2006) joins artistic team in the East Coast for the premiere of the new chamber opera, Middlemarch in Spring at Charlottesville Opera. Photo by Dmitrii Mokrenko.

Radford Thomas to show work at Virginia Tech

Thursday, March 16, 2017   |  Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
a painting created by heartbeats

Radford Thomas (B.F.A., Art, 1957; Ph.D. 1970) has two paintings included in the exhibition Research in the Abstract: Visual Art Inspired by Scientific Research at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. The exhibition is on view from April 7 to July 31.

Jonas Criscoe to participate in The Contemporary Austin program Crit Group

Friday, March 3, 2017   |  The Contemporary Austin
Art with people wearing life jackets

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) is a participant in this year’s Crit Group program at The Contemporary Austin. The program aims to build a network of critical support for artists dedicated to growing their artistic practices and culminates in a satellite group exhibition at Austin’s grayDUCK gallery in August 2017.

Robert Schenkkan film nominated for six Oscars

Friday, February 10, 2017   |  The Oscars
Robert Schenkkan

The film Hacksaw Ridge, co-written by Robert Schenkkan (B.A., Drama, 1975) and directed by Mel Gibson, was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

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