How I Spent My Summer

Friday, August 28, 2015
Kate Ducey in Dubrovnik

The University of Texas campus was quiet over the summer, while students and faculty spent their time working on projects around the globe. The College of Fine Arts was no exception. Students and faculty from all three departments took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Here is a glimpse into what happens when classes end, and the fun begins.

How I Spent My Summer: Ann Johns

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ann Johns, far left, listens to Nick Purgett, an Art History sophomore, present at the Sala del Mappamondo in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena.

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Art History Senior Lecturer Ann Johns took students to Italy one of the department's study-abroad programs.

How I Spent My Summer: Nathaniel Brickens

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Nathaniel Brickens conducting the UT Trombone Choir in performance at the International Trombone Festival in Spain.

Summer break provides an opportunity for many faculty members and students to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn all about Nathaniel Brickens, trombone professor with the Butler School of Music, trip to Spain to participate in the International Trombone Festival.

How I Spent My Summer: Anton Nel

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Anton Nel performs at the Aspen Music Festival.

Summer break allows for College of Fine Arts faculty members and students to take their work beyond the campus to conduct research, teach seminars or experience a foreign country. Anton Nel, a piano professor in the Butler School of Music, taught and performed in Colorado at the Aspen Music Festival and School. 

How I Spent My Summer: Sonia Seeman

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Butler School of Music Associate Professor Sonia Seeman participated in an education exchange in Pakistan.

How I Spent My Summer: Ladonna Matchett

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ladonna Matchett at the Great Wall of China.

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about Ladonna Matchett, who graduated in May with a B.F.A. in Dance and traveled to the Beijing Dance Festival in China.

How I Spent My Summer: Susan Mickey and Kelsey Vidic

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Production still from "Pride and Prejudice."

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Department of Theatre and Dance Professor Susan Mickey and second-year M.F.A. Costume Design student Kelsey Vidic designed costumes for a Wisconsin production of Pride and Prejudice.

How I Spent My Summer: Kate Ducey

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Drawing from Kate Ducey's travel journal.

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Kate Ducey, an M.F.A. student of Theatrical Design, worked with Sven Ortel on the opera Svadba, at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France.

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