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.
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.
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.
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.
The Daily Texan highlights Butler School of Music in a story about their benefit concert to support University of Texas students affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Now halfway through their time as the young professional string quartet in residence at the Butler School of Music, Invoke is profiled in Arts+Culture Texas magazine.
The College of Fine Arts announced two major commissions set to come to campus in the coming years through Landmarks and the Butler Opera Center.
Opera Co-Commissioned by UT Austin’s College of Fine Arts To Bring Prolific Story of Artists Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera to Life
A Spanish-language opera about iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera has been co-commissioned by the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, the Fort Worth Opera, the San Diego Opera and DePauw University.
The College of Fine Arts is represented in the nominations and honorees for the Austin Critics Table Awards through the exceptional work of students, faculty and alumni.
The University of Texas at Austin has released a digital edition of The Collections, the first encyclopedic account of the university’s repository of cultural artifacts. With more than 170 million objects, the university outpaces the largest collections in America and rivals many in variety and importance. Available for free download, the broad distribution of the e-book and searchable PDF enables worldwide access to the university’s distinguished collections.