Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

Andrew Aaron Valdez Named Cleveland Public Theatre Premiere Fellow

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   |  Cleveland Public Theatre
Andrew Aaron Valdez

Andrew Aaron Valdez (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2017) has been named one of Cleveland Public Theatre's 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows. The Fellowship includes a cash award, with additional funds available for projects, professional development and access to space, equipment and other assets.

Ryan Fogg Promoted to Professor of Music at Carson-Newman University

Friday, May 17, 2019   |  Carson-Newman University
Ryan Fogg

Ryan Fogg (D.M.A., Piano, 2006) has been promoted to Professor of Music at Carson-Newman University in Tennessee. Fogg maintains an active performing career, regularly presenting recitals throughout the southeastern United States. 

Keith Clifton Presents at 100th Anniversary Conference of French Society for Musicology

Friday, May 17, 2019
Keith Clifton

Keith Clifton (B.M., Voice and Opera, 1990) is a professor of musicology and coordinator of graduate studies at Central Michigan University, where he's taught since 2002. In late 2017, Clifton presented the paper, "Boléromania: Ravel, Pop Culture, and the Twilight of Espagnolade" at the 100th anniversary conference of the French Society for Musicology in Paris. His recent publications include articles and reviews for the Journal of Musicological Research, Fontes Artis Musicae, and the A-R Online Music Anthology. After completing a three-year term with the Committee on Career Related Issues of the American Musicological Society, he was recently elected Secretary of the Midwest chapter of the AMS. He is an active recitalist, oratorio soloist and chorister. Photo by William Lauerbach. 

Hyeyoung Song Honored with "Master Pianist" Title by Weatherford College

Friday, May 17, 2019
Hyeyoung Song receiving award

Hyeyoung Song (D.M.A., Piano, 2016) was honored with the title "Master Pianist" by Weatherford College in acknowledgement of her contributions and dedication as a performer, educator and music administrator. Song founded and successfully directed the first Weatherford College International Piano Competition this April, and has been performing extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the spring 2019 season. 

Tamara Johnson's Sweet Pass Sculpture Park Presents New Exhibition in Collaboration with Pollock Gallery and Partial Shade

Friday, May 17, 2019   |  Sweet Pass Sculpture Park
Sweet Pass sculpture poster 2

Tamara Johnson (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2007), founded Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, which presents "May Show: Looms," an exhibition in collaboration with SMU's Pollock Gallery and organized by Austin art collective, Partial Shade. Sweet Pass will also be showing a recent film by Virgina Lee Montgomery and a site-responsive painting by Timothy Harding. 


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