Hayley Austin (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2009) will publish her first monograph, “The Springs,” with Kris Graves Projects in April 2020. The book is comprised of photographs taken in Las Vegas in 2018 and is a limited edition, with only 250 copies available for pre-sale.
Altin Sencalar (B.M., Jazz Performance, 2017) released his second album, Realization, featuring performances by jazz veterans and luminaries. Sencalar is touring with his co-led group across the nation, and they will be featured as guest artists at the 2020 American Trombone Workshop at Fort Meyer in Washington, D.C. He was also named as one of the "Artists in Residence" for the 2020 Jazz Institute at Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina. Photo by Jessica D. Cowles
Robert Di Donato (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2016) helped create the performance collective Frank W/Men Collective and has been selected to be part of The Fusebox Festival 2020 lineup. Photo by Alex Masi
Joan Schubert (B.M., Woodwinds, 1981) has most recently recorded works by Astor Piazzolla, Django Reinhardt and Maurice Ravel. Schubert will also be performing and recording original music for voices and piano, “Caged Bird,” with text by Maya Angelou. Photo by Bryon Dahl
John Salmon (D.M.A., Keyboard, 1988) is sponsoring a Dave Brubeck Centennial Symposium at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro starting Oct. 22. The event will include an opening concert, two stagings of Brubeck's Christmas pageant and one performance of his cantata, lectures by prominent scholars and a group discussion with the Brubeck siblings.
Garrett Keast (B.M., Music Studies,1995) debuted his 2019-20 season with the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principal de Asturias, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta de Lausanne, Tonali Orchestra and Berlin Opera Academy. Photo by Marco Borggreve
Bill Green plays roles in Shakespeare productions
Bill Green (B.F.A., Drama, 1950) played The Ghost in a production of Hamlet and more recently, the Porter in Macbeth. Green is also a member of The Drilling Company, an off-Broadway theater company.
Rachel Anne Steinkamp (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2015) led the completion of the Regency romance trilogy, Desire & Decorum, for Choices by Pixelberry Studios as the team’s book lead.
Kimberly Antwerp (B.A., Studio Art, 1993) showcased some of her mixed-media sculptural works in Pretty and Peculiar, at Fe Gallery. The show runs through Feb. 28. Photo by Kimberly Antwerp
Hank Hehmsoth (B.M., Piano, 1975; M.M., Piano, 1976) worked with a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts NEA ArtWorks grant to produce the website, “Dan Morgenstern Collection,” which documents the complete archive of NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern’s 70-year career as a jazz advocate, scholar, author and educator. Photo by Milo Hehmsoth
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
Philip Martin (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2000) opened an art exhibit for Tomory Dodge in his Los Angeles based gallery.
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.”
Altin Brennan Sencalar (B.M., Jazz Studies, 2017) played and arranged music for the 60th anniversary of Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan. He backed the Temptations, Jennifer Hudson, Neyo, Big Sean, and the Four Tops among others. He was also hired as Adjunct Professor of Music at Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. Photo by Sarah Milligan
Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has his work featured in “Warmly Persuasive,” a group exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Los Angeles, California. His work is also displayed in Print Houston’s NEXT2019, a national juried print biennial. Photo courtesy Jonas Criscoe
Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) had her work featured in La Frontera -- The Border: Art Across the Border exhibition at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University. The work explores the concept of both physical and metaphorical borders connecting to political events with artistic perspectives. Photo by Natalia Anciso