Nathan Mertens, current D.M.A. student at the Butler School of Music, was awarded the Monbukagakusho Research Student Scholarship to study in Japan for two years. The fellowship will enable him to do research at Kunitachi College of Music with Masato Kumoi, famed Japanese saxophonist from the Masato Kumoi Sax Quartet. As such, he will be the first American saxophonist to formally study in Japan with this program.
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Eddie Chambers, professor in the Department of Art and Art History, makes a case for the importance and relevance of celebrating Black History Month in an opinion piece in the Dallas Morning News.
A newly established $5 million endowment will advance the study of music produced by Americans — from roots to jazz to film music to the concert hall — at the Butler School of Music. University of Texas alumnus Richard E. Rainwater (B.A., Mathematics, 1966), a Fort Worth investor and fund adviser, left $5 million in his charitable trust for the Center for American Music.
The Simulation and Game Applications (SAGA) Lab, an R&D initiative of the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies, is testing how crowdsourced data-gathering in mobile game apps can help obtain medical data that would be prohibitively expensive otherwise.
The Alcalde covers Ann Hamilton's O N E E V E R Y O N E, a public art project in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.
Photography spotlights Ann Hamilton and her O N E E V E R Y O N E project in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.
Beili Liu, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History, was named a 2016 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. The foundation awarded 25 artists with $25,000 grants through an anonymous process with a jury panel that convened in fall 2016.
J. Quinton Johnson, a former student in the Department of Theatre and Dance, has been cast in the role of Hercules Mulligan/James Madison in the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning smash hit Hamilton.
The Kimbell Art Foundation will receive the 2017 E. William Doty Award, the highest honor bestowed by the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The college will also honor jazz pianist Helen Sung (B.M., 1993, M.M. 1995) with the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumna Award and playwright Meghan Kennedy (M.F.A., 2011) with the E. William Doty Young Alumna Award.
The Center for Integrated Design (CID) in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, founded earlier this year to bring design thinking into the core of the UT undergraduate curricula, is expanding its course offering to include three new microcredit courses that will count toward the Bridging Disciplines Program in Integrated Design.