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Landmarks To Host Songs in the Skyspace Music Series

Monday, September 9, 2019   |  Sightlines
A cellist and violinist play to an audience in James Turrell's skyspace

Landmarks, UT’s public art program, has announced  “Songs in the Skyspace,” a Sunday evening series beginning Sept. 15 that features a cappella and classical guitar concerts. The concerts will feature musicians and ensembles from UT as well as those from the greater community.

The concerts are free, but given the intimate size of “The Color Inside,” reservations are required. You can make reservations at

Butler Opera Performance Students Provided Unique Learning Experience

Thursday, September 5, 2019   |  Opera News
Two people singing opera on stage

The Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin announced the appointment of Dr. Tamara Sanikidze as the first woman director of the Butler Opera Center January 2019. Opera News met with her to discuss the performance opportunities guaranteed to singers in the Opera Performance program, and the unique approach that makes training in opera at Butler different from training at other schools and conservatories.

KJ Sanchez Wins Creative Research Award

Thursday, September 5, 2019
An image of KJ Sanchez, Head of Directing in the MFA program at University of Texas Austin

Associate Professor KJ Sanchez at the Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Fine Arts has won the Creative Research Award from the Office of the Vice President of Research for her breathtaking record of creative research accomplishments during 2018, including three world premieres at three different renown venues: (dis)placed at the Guthrie Theatre, Grandma’s Empanadas at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre,Cincinnati King at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, as well as her directorial role in Quixote Nuevo, and the world premiere of Knyum.

Bob Bursey Named Executive Director of UT’s Texas Performing Arts

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Bob Bursey, Incoming Executive Director of Texas Performing Arts in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

Bob Bursey, a Tony Award-winning producer who has helped organize more than 100 new productions in music, theater and dance has been appointed executive director of Texas Performing Arts, the performing arts presenting organization of The University of Texas at Austin.

Bob Bursey Takes Over Texas Performing Arts

Tuesday, September 3, 2019   |  Austin Chronicle
Bob Bursey

The Austin Chronicle reports on Tony-award winner Bob Bursey being named executive director of Texas Performing Arts. 

COFA Communications Internship Fall 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Come Work With COFA black graphic with white, yellow and fuschia lettering

COFA Communications Internship Fall 2019

The College of Fine Arts is a comprehensive arts college that includes the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Theatre and Dance, the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Butler School of Music. We also encompass Texas Performing Arts and Landmarks, UT’s public art program. Our faculty, students and staff are engaged in thoughtful, creative and interesting endeavors everyday; help us tell their stories!

Job duties

COFA SXSW Panel Submissions

Monday, August 19, 2019
SXSW panel picker graphic

A list of University of Texas College of Fine Arts faculty and leadership-led panels submitted for the SXSW and SXSW EDU 2019 panel picker. 

Acclaimed Chinese Dance Drama Includes Beili Liu Art Installation

Tuesday, July 30, 2019   |  Xinhua
scenes from Under Siege dance drama

University of Texas Studio Art Professor Beili Liu's art installation is included in the acclaimed dance drama Under Siege, a China National Arts Fund supported project that has toured across the globe many times and is expected to make its U.S. premiere at New York's Lincoln Center on Aug. 8, with three stagings through Aug. 10.


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