Alumni Spotlight

Hai Zheng Olefsky Honored by Austin Mayor for Community Work

Wednesday, May 16, 2018   |  Southwestern University
Hai Zheng with her cello and accompanied by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and city council member

Hai Zheng Olefsky (M.M., Applied Music/Voice/Piano, 1990), assistant professor of music at Southwestern University, was honored by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and the Austin City Council with a special proclamation on Thursday, May 10, 2018 for her 18 years of community work as Artistic Director for the Young Musicians Festival Competition at the Asian American Cultural Center.

Robert Skiles Inducted Into Austin Jazz Hall of Fame

Wednesday, May 16, 2018   |  Austin Jazz Society
Ben Skiles

Robert “Beto” Skiles (M.M., Composition, 1977) was inducted into the Austin Jazz Hall of Fame in April. His band, “Beto and the Fairlanes” were inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in February.

Co-Artistic Directors of Flat Tire Theatre Company Finish First Season of "SURVIVAL CHECK"

Friday, May 4, 2018   |  Flat Tire Theatre
an image of a tire for Flat Tire Theatre logo

Martin Rodriguez (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2015), Amanda Lloyd (B.A., Theatre & Dance, 2014), Sarah Marcum (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2014), and Shae Tomlinson (B.A., Theatre & Dance, 2015) are finishing the first full season of their production of SURVIVAL CHECK, by Amanda Lloyd, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. 

Chelsea Kathryne Ward to Publish Two Books

Friday, May 4, 2018   |  Quarto Group
Chelsea Ward in her art studio

Chelsea Kathryne Ward (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2010) will publish her first book, "Modern Drawing" on June 5th. In October her second book, "Your Year in Art" will also release. (photo by Kelly Mellon) 

Sean Tecson Joins the Roundabout Theatre Company

Friday, May 4, 2018   |  Roundabout Theatre
Sean Tecson

Sean Tecson (B.A., Directing, 2015) has been named Education Data and Professional Development Coordinator at Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City.  (Photo by Enrique Cavazos)