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.

How I Spent My Summer: Anyssa Flores

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Children participate in an educational program at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

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. For Visual Art Studies Senior Anyssa Flores, the summer provided a chance to intern with one of New York City's famous art museums.

How I Spent My Summer: John Clarke

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Jenny Muslin, Art History graduate student, in the middle of Villa B surrounded by the wine jars collected from the site.

With summer break comes the opportunity for College of Fine Arts faculty and students to travel off campus to further their research or studies. Art History Professor John Clarke traveled to a familiar site in Italy for an 11th season of fieldwork at the Oplontis Project.

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: Sven Ortel

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Cast photo in Theatre Jeu De Paume at the opera festival in Aix En Provence. Kate Ducey is second from the right, and Sven Ortel is third from left kneeling on the floor.

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 Design and Technology Lecturer Sven Ortel provided video for the European premiere of the opera Svadba, at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France and worked on the set of Mat Franco’s Magic Reinvented Nightly in Las Vegas.

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