College of Fine Arts News

D.M.A. student awarded distinguished Japanese government scholarship

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Nathan Mertens holds a saxophone

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.

Eddie Chambers discusses the importance of Black History Month

Thursday, February 2, 2017   |  Dallas Morning News
Eddie Chambers

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.

$5 million gift supports study, performance and creation of American music

Tuesday, January 17, 2017   |  Butler School of Music
A hand strums a guitar

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.

Crowdsourcing medical data through gaming

Friday, January 13, 2017   |  Austin Chronicle
Paul Toprac and Matt O'Hair study a computer screen.

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. 

Face to Face: Ann Hamilton

Tuesday, January 10, 2017   |  The Alcalde
The back of a woman's head with long curly white hair.

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.

In the Studio: Ann Hamilton

Wednesday, January 4, 2017   |  Photography
The back of a woman wearing a flowery shirt and braids in her hair.

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 named Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant recipient

Tuesday, January 3, 2017   |  Joan Mitchell Foundation

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.

Theatre alum joins "Hamilton" cast in Broadway debut

Thursday, December 15, 2016
J. Quinton Johnson stars as "Benny" in "In the Heights" in 2014 in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Photo by Lawrence Peart.

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.

Kimbell Art Foundation to Receive 2017 Doty Award from UT’s College of Fine Arts

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

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.

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