Alumni Spotlight

James Walters celebrates a decade designing sets for ‘NCIS’

Monday, October 17, 2016
A headshot of James Walters

James Walters (B.F.A., Directing, 1969) continues his position as a set designer for CBS’s television series NCIS for a 14th season. He’s worked on the show since 2006.

Hank Hehmsoth to conduct master classes in Chile

Monday, October 17, 2016   |  Texas State University
Hank Hehmsoth

On his second Fulbright Senior Specialist award in jazz, Hank Hehmsoth (B.M. 1975; M.M., Applied Music/Voice/Piano, 1976) will conduct master classes of contemporary American jazz in performance and theory at the Projazz Professional Institute in Santiago, Chile. He also will perform citywide jazz festival concerts with Chilean musicians. Joining him for a week are Russell Haight (M.M., Music, 2007; D.M.A., Music Education, 2009) and Utah Hamrick (D.M.A., Music, 2006), both colleagues of Hehmsoth at Texas State University. Photo by GR Hook.

Kara Liotta featured by College of Fine Arts

Monday, October 17, 2016   |  The College of Fine Arts
Kara Liotta

The College of Fine Arts profiled Kara Liotta (B.F.A., Dance, 2008) to highlight her success as a fitness instructor and model in New York City.

Selina Rosales named program assistant at American Theatre Wing

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Selina Rosales portrait

Selina Rosales (B.A., Directing, 2015) was named the new Program Assistant at the American Theatre Wing. She supports all core programs and services of the organization, which include the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, The National Theatre Company Grants, The Jonathan Larson Grants, SpringboardNYC, and the Obie Awards.

Jonathan Kulp promoted to full professor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Jonathan Kulp

Jonathan Kulp (M.M., Theory, 1994; Ph.D., Musicology, 2001) was promoted to full professor in fall 2016 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he is also director of the School of Music and Performing Arts. Photo by Amy Windsor.

Natalia Anciso named to TVyNovelas’s Hispanic Leaders/Top 50 Latinos

Friday, September 23, 2016   |  TVyNovelas Magazine
Natalia Anciso

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) was the only visual artist to make TVyNovelas’s list of Hispanic Leaders/Top 50 Latinos for her “vibrant, romantic art that reflects the Chicana/Tejano culture.”  She will appear in the October 2016 issue with other prolific Latinos, including the Pope, Jorge Ramos and Jennifer Lopez.

Emily Edwards accepts position at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Friday, September 23, 2016
Emily Edwards

Emily Edwards (B.A., Art History, 2015) recently joined the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York as the Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator. 

John Steffa presents recital of original chamber music

Monday, September 19, 2016
John Steffa

John Steffa (D.M.A., Composition, 1985) will present a recital of new, original, chamber music for the students in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina-Asheville on Sept. 30. A repeat program will be presented that evening for a general audience. The recital precedes a program on Oct. 7, in the Music Room of the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland.