Jacques Colimon (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2014) joins the ensemble for the new series The Society, now streaming on Netflix.
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.
Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) shows work in Cardinal Kindreds, the second phase of an art exchange between the Austin-based art collective ICOSA and Rosalux, Minneapois' longest-running collective gallery.
Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) is featured on the cover of University of California Berkeley's Caliber Magazine. The feature story highlights Anciso's artwork and explores her upbringing along the Texas Borderlands, her work as an educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, and life as a mother.
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
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 (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
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.
Becca Borrelli, (M.F.A., Art Education, 2013) has created coloring books featuring iconic Austin scenes through her entrepreneurial business, Becca Borrelli Illustrations.
Steve Rowell (B.A., Studio Art, 1992) received a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship to finish a final cut of his Oxford thesis film, Humans Lived Here Once. He will also complete his Creative Capital supported project, Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys, which will premiere in early 2020 as a multi-screen installation, a series of photographs for publication, and a film for the festival circuit.