Alumni

Welcome alumni! 

Our alumni are an important part of the College of Fine Arts community. Please stay in touch by updating your contact information and sending us your news. Check out what your fellow alums are up to in our Alumni Spotlight section. If you're nearby, stop by to say hello, and while you're here, support current students by coming to one of their many performances, exhibitions and events.

You can learn more about departmental activities by visiting their Alumni websites:

Feature Stories

Alumna Kim Perlak Becomes First Woman to Chair Berklee's Guitar Department

Monday, October 29, 2018   |  Berklee.edu
Kim Perlak

Kim Perlak (D.M.A., Music, 2008) has been named chair of Berklee's Guitar department. Perlak joined Berklee in 2013 as assistant chair of guitar. She becomes the first woman to chair the department, and only the fourth person to hold the position since the college added guitar as a principal instrument in 1962. Perlak now leads the college's second largest instrument group with nearly 1,000 students.

Five Theatre and Dance Graduates Selected to Exhibit Work in the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space

Monday, August 20, 2018   |  USITT
Prague Quadrenniel exhibit logo

Theatre and Dance graduates Kelsey Vidic, Bruno-Pierre Houle, Lucey Erb, E.L. Hohn and Yi-Tai Chung (all M.F.A.,Theatre, 2017) have been selected to exhibit their work in the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ), the largest performance design event in the world. The 14th PQ will take place June 6-16, 2019, in Prague. The U.S. exhibition at the PQ is supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Helen Sung To Release First Vocal Album, Play Trinity Jazz Festival

Monday, August 20, 2018   |  The Houston Chronicle
Helen Sung at a piano

Helen Sung (M.M., Music Studies, 1995 ) will play the Trinity Jazz Festival in Houston January 26, 2019. The festival will coincide with her seventh album release, "Sung With Words," which is Sung's first vocal album and is in collaboration with California's Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia.Sung won a "New Jazz Works" grant in 2014, which facilitated the collaboration. (photo by Kat Villacorta)

Alumni Spotlight

Lizah Vaillancourt Named Outstanding Art Educator

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Liza Vaillancourt

Recent graduate Lizah Vaillancourt (B.F.A., Visual Art Studies, 2018) will be awarded one of the 2018 Outstanding Art Educator awards in the division of Student of Art Education from the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) during the TAEA annual conference on Nov 9, 2018. 

Steve Parker Wins Tito Prize, Solo Show During E.A.S.T.

Monday, October 22, 2018   |  Sightlines
an image of brass instruments in a sculpture

Steve Parker (D.M.A., Music, 2012) is the recipient of this year’s Tito’s Prize, a $15,000 cash award funded by the Texas vodka company and administered through Austin arts organization Big Medium, who give the winning artist a solo show staged during the East Austin Studio. Initiated last year, the Tito’s Prize is the largest cash prize granted to an Austin visual artist.