Music

Pakistani Musicians, Butler School of Music Faculty to Perform at SXSW

Wednesday, February 7, 2018   |  The Daily Texan
Singers and musicians from the U.S. and Pakistan on stage

Every year, artists of all genres travel from far and wide to perform at South by Southwest. One of these groups, Sangat, is a multicultural and transnational music ensemble that consists of members of the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Butler School of Music. Sangat’s name is Sanskrit for “a coming together."

Sole Female Jazz Major Wants Women Back in History Books

Tuesday, February 6, 2018   |  The Daily Texan
Sarah Millgan, with blonde hair and wearing a pink shirt, playing the saxophone outside

Women were restricted from jazz during prohibition because it was considered underground and dirty, Sarah said. Playing instruments was not considered ladylike or sexy, so women weren’t welcomed into jazz until the 70s and 80s. Sarah said she thinks the lack of records on women jazz musicians before then is a problem because young female musicians don’t know who to look up to.

Foundry Provides Students Tools to 3-D Print Six-String Violin

Wednesday, January 31, 2018   |  The Daily Texan
A photo of sean Riley playing a 3-D printed violin

The rush of sound from the composition “Dharma at Big Sur” is, for violinist Sean Riley, like the coastal waves it was inspired by. The music performance graduate student was determined to play it. The only problem — it wasn’t written for his 240-year-old acoustic violin, but a six-string electric.

UT Students Build 3D Violin in Fine Arts Library Maker Space

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sean Riley playing a 3D printed violin, which has a traditional violin neck but does not have the round hollowed body typical of violins

When violinist Sean Riley needed a 6-string violin to play John Adams, "The Dharma at Big Sur," he did what any innovative UT student would do. He collaborated with fellow students Daniel Goodwin and Rebecca Milton to build one. 

New course expands horizons for first-year students in the Butler School of Music

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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.

Andrew Dell’Antonio part of music and social justice project

Tuesday, October 17, 2017   |  University of Michigan Press
Andrew stands in front of a bookshelf

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Andrew Dell’Antonio is co-editor on a project with University of Michigan Press that is calling for submissions regarding music and social justice. The new series, Music and Social Justice, reaches across academic and trade presses to welcome projects that shine new light on familiar subjects such as protest songs, humanitarian artists, war and peace, community formation, cultural diplomacy, globalization and political resistance.

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