More recent pieces of music are often overlooked by musicians in favor of more classic pieces. Dan Welcher, professor of composition and director of the New Music Ensemble, is working with his students to bring this genre of new music to the UT community.
Forever Young: Studio Art Professor Michael Smith explores themes of youth and aging in recent works
A look at the career of Studio Art Professor Michael Smith, who recently showcased work at Germany's Skulptur Projekte Münster.
Through their student employment program, Texas Performing Arts provides the opportunity for students to learn alongside industry professionals and to gain valuable resume-building experience that serves as a unique complement to the university curriculum. Malyssa Quiles, a junior in Theatre and Dance, works as a student audio assistant at Texas Performing Arts.
Andrew Dell’Antonio, professor of Musicology and associate dean for Undergraduate Studies and member of the College of Fine Arts Diversity Committee, and Robin Moore, professor of Ethnomusicology, penned an article about a new course for freshmen undergraduates in the Butler School of Music.
Dean Doug Dempster's letter for the Fall 2017 issue of Arts Next magazine outlines the drive behind the launch of the new School of Design and Creative Technologies.
To prepare students to become working actors, the Department of Theatre and Dance is offered B.F.A. in Acting students the opportunity to spend their final semester in Los Angeles. The inaugural cohort discussed the benefits of learning the ropes in L.A., while still a Longhorn.
Meet Ajinkya Barve and Eric Zimmerman, two M.F.A. candidates in Design with fellowships with the Design Institute for Health, a partnership between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School.
The Butler School of Music's Rainwater Fund for American Music, a newly established $5 million endowment created by the late UT alumnus Richard E. Rainwater (B.A., Mathematics, 1966), a Fort Worth investor and fund adviser, is funding a crop of inspiring research and innovation among music students to include 3-D printed six-string electric violin.
When Thomas Glassford (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1988) moved to Mexico City to set up a practice in the early 1990s, he never dreamed he’d still be there nearly three decades later.
“Mexico City is a massive city with an enormous historical footprint—it's the oldest colonial city in the New World—so of course it's a huge amount of history to tap into,” said Glassford when asked about what’s kept him there so long. “I think more than anything it's just the fact that I've been here and created a home here and an exchange.”
In a trip designed to strengthen existing ties and build new relationships, College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster and UT Provost and Executive Vice President Maurie McInnis traveled to Mexico City in late August.