Alumni Spotlight

Dan Kurland to join music staff of Germany’s Theater Hagen

Friday, July 14, 2017   |  Dan K Kurland

Dan Kurland (B.M., Music Performance, 2010) graduated in May with a D.M.A. in collaborative piano studies from The Juilliard School and will join the music staff of Theater Hagen in Hagen, Germany, in August. Over the summer, he will perform at the Aspen Music Festival and with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance Program.

Henry Smith selected as MASS Gallery Hotbox Resident Artist

Friday, July 14, 2017
Henry Smith works on shoes as part of an art exhibition.

Henry Smith (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) was named one of MASS Gallery's Hotbox resident artists, Aug. 7 to Sept. 9. The program features a series of multimedia installations and performances.

Wesley Schulz Appointed Associate Conductor of North Carolina Symphony

Friday, July 14, 2017
A portrait of Wesley Schulz

Wesley Schulz (M.M. 2008; D.M.A., Conducting, 2010) has been appointed associate conductor of the North Carolina Symphony.

Andrew Sigler Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee

Friday, July 14, 2017
A portrait of Andrew Sigler

Andrew Sigler (D.M.A., Composition, 2014) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sigler served as Lecturer of Music Composition at Tennessee for three years prior to this appointment.

Madilynn Garcia selected for Rising Leader of Color theatre program

Monday, July 10, 2017   |  Broadway World

Department of Theatre and Dance alumna Madilynn Garcia was selected to participate in Rising Leader of Color, a program sponsored by Theatre Communications Group. The honor includes year-long curriculum designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities.

Carson Kreitzer named a MacDowell and Guggenheim Fellow

Thursday, June 29, 2017
A portrait of Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2006) is a 2017 MacDowell Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow. Her musical LEMPICKA will have a workshop at Williamstown Theater Festival in August.

Jacqueline Hinton to perform in French arts festival

Monday, June 26, 2017   |  Anais Dance Opera

Jacqueline Hinton (B.F.A., Dance, 2001) will perform in the production Anaïs, A Dance Opera in Avignon, France on July 7-30, as part of the L’Off Festival. This production will be one of the few American groups presenting. The opera will also have performances Sept. 8-9 at The New Vic Theatre in Santa Barbara and Sept. 28 at The Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University in California.

 

Abe Koogler’s work reviewed by the New York Times

Monday, June 26, 2017   |  New York Times
Abe Koogler

Abe Koogler’s (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2014) latest play, Fulfillment Center, was reviewed by the New York Times, which described it as “finding poetry in missed connections.” The play runs off-Broadway through July 9.

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