Alumni News

Altin Sencalar

Altin Sencalar releases second album

Wednesday, March 4, 2020   |  American Trombone Workshop

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

Robert Di Donato to be part of festival lineup

Wednesday, March 4, 2020   |  The Fusebox Festival

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

Joan Schubert to record and perform original music

Wednesday, March 4, 2020   |  Penguin Random House Publishing

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

John Salmon sponsoring Dave Brubeck Centennial Symposium

Monday, February 10, 2020   |  University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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

Garrett Keast debuts his 2019-20 season

Monday, February 10, 2020

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

Kimberly Antwerp

Kimberly Antwerp showcases mixed-media sculptural works

Monday, January 27, 2020   |  Fe Gallery

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

Hank Hehmsoth documents Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern’s 70-year career

Monday, January 27, 2020   |  Dan Morgenstern Collection

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

Bill Green

Bill Green plays roles in Shakespeare productions

Monday, January 27, 2020

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 Wong portrait

Rachell Ellen Wong named winner of J.S. Bach Competition

Thursday, December 5, 2019   |  J.S. Bach Competition

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

Betsy Murphy

Betsy Murphy recognized as Outstanding Educator of the Year

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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.

Jacqueline Heard Hinton

Jacqueline Christina Heard choreographs live tour

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  I Mom So Hard

Jacqueline Christina Heard (B.F.A., Dance, 2001) has choreographed the #IMomSoHard Live Tour as well as the comedy special by the female cast featured on Amazon Prime Video. She was also the producer, co-movement director, and dancer in the dance film Syzygy. Photo by Barry Weiss

Robert Di Donato

Robert Di Donato performs in water-infused show

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Austin 360

Robert Di Donato (B.A., Drama, 2016) took part in “Rub A Duck,” a  water-infused show by the Frank Wo/Men Collective. The production was reviewed by the Austin American Statesman, praising it as an unforgettable Austin theater performance. Photo by Matthew Bradford

Kathryn St. Clair

Kathryn Louise St. Clair exhibits work in painting gallery

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Digital Grange Gallery

Kathryn Louise St. Clair (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1993) exhibits her paintings as a series of abstracted landscapes in “Meditations on Volatility & Serenity / Landscapes of a New World: Paintings by Kathryn St. Clair,” which is seen as a metaphor for the shifting earth and climate. It opens October 5 and continues onto November 8. Photo by Kathryn St. Clair

Andrew William Parker

Andrew William Parker appointed Assistant Professor and Director of Oklahoma State University School of Music

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Oklahoma State University

Andrew William Parker (D.M.A., Woodwinds, 2013) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Oboe as well as Director of Summer Music Camps at the Oklahoma State University School of Music. He currently holds the position of Lecturer of Oboe and Music Technology at Brevard College along with Artistic Administrator at the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival and Institute. Photo by Art of Roxy Photography

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