Rachell Ellen Wong (B.M., Strings and Harp, 2013) is the winner of the inaugural Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition at the Stony Brook University. She will be performing at the first annual Island Symphony Bach Festival January 26, 2020. Photo by Jiyang Chen
Katherine Luber (M.A., Art History, 1985) was appointed Director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and has previously been director of the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Betsy Murphy recognized as Outstanding Educator of the Year
Assistant Professor of Instruction in Art Education at UT Betsy Murphy (B.F.A., Art Education, 1980) will be recognized as the Higher Ed Division Outstanding Educator of the Year at the fall Texas Art Education Association conference.
John McAllister (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1999) opened at the Richard Telles Gallery in Los Angeles where he showcased chromatic vibration and Nabi-inspired decorative painting.
Michael Berryhill (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1994) opened the Night Gallery in Los Angeles showcasing his exhibition, “Romancing the Stoned.”
Philip Martin (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2000) opened an art exhibit for Tomory Dodge in his Los Angeles based gallery.
Kathryn Louise St. Clair (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1993) exhibits her paintings as a series of abstracted landscapes in “Meditations on Volatility & Serenity / Landscapes of a New World: Paintings by Kathryn St. Clair,” which is seen as a metaphor for the shifting earth and climate. It opens October 5 and continues onto November 8. Photo by Kathryn St. Clair
Andrew William Parker appointed Assistant Professor and Director of Oklahoma State University School of Music
Andrew William Parker (D.M.A., Woodwinds, 2013) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Oboe as well as Director of Summer Music Camps at the Oklahoma State University School of Music. He currently holds the position of Lecturer of Oboe and Music Technology at Brevard College along with Artistic Administrator at the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival and Institute. Photo by Art of Roxy Photography
James A. Davis (M.M., Composition, 1987) has released his second book with the University of Nebraska Press, “Maryland, My Maryland: Music and Patriotism During the American Civil War.” He has also been named editor for a series of essay collections and monographs from Routledge titled “Modern Musicology in the College Classroom.” Photo by Lori Deemer
William Rayford Lyne (M.F.A., Studio Art, 1969) has released a book titled “Kalliste: Thothmes III’s Danaan Colony in New Mexico, ca. 1626 B.C.” Photo courtesy William Rayford Lyne