Brian Heim receives 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Award

Tuesday, August 25, 2015   |  New Music Box

Brian Heim (B.M. Composition, 2014) was awarded a 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Selected from an application pool of more than 600 submissions, the 28 young composer winners were recognized at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 21, 2015. The award-winning composers share prizes of over $45,000.

 

Dr. Shane Anderson appointed Chair at Nicholls State University

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dr. Shane Anderson (D.M.A. Applied Music/Performance, 1999) has been appointed Chair of the Department of Music at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Jason Pittman takes command of submarine USS HELENA

Sunday, June 28, 2015   |  United States Navy website

Cmdr. Jason Pittman, B.M. 1998 and a Distinguished Graduate of UT NROTC, took command of the fast attack submarine, USS HELENA (SSN 725), this month at a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. He is the first Music major to be accepted to the Navy's nuclear propulsion program and the first to take command of a nuclear powered ship.

Hai Zheng and Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa complete third Asian concert tour

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hai Zheng, concert cellist (BM 1988, MM 1990) and Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa (DMA 1988) recently made their third Asia concert tour together. They first gave master classes and recitals at Bangkok and Hua Hin in Thailand, then went on to the Yong Siew Toh-Asia's International Conservatory in Singapore and finished their tour at China Conservatory in Beijing. Hai Zheng is Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence at Southwestern University. Dr/ Kiyoshi Tamagawa is Professor of Music and Associate Dean for the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University.

Alumnus Alan Hicks wraps up second year at Seattle Opera

Saturday, May 30, 2015   |  www.alanhicks.com

Alan E. Hicks (D.M.A. 2009) recently completed two seasons as the staff Assistant Director at Seattle Opera. For the 2015-16 season, Alan will join the staff of Lyric Opera of Chicago assisting Susan Stroman on The Merry Widow and Daniele Abbado on Nabucco. Alan will also make directing debuts at Minnesota Opera, Opera Santa Barbara and Miami Summer Music Festival.

Jo Ann Chapman Receives Recognition

Tuesday, September 16, 2014   |  Southwestern Musician

Jo Ann Champion (B.M. Music and Human Learning, 2000) was selected as recipient of a Texas Music Educators Association Graduate Scholarship for 2014, and was selected in May as recipient of the Texas Music Educators Association Pat McNallen Scholarship for graduate study. In addition, Champion was one of 98 students at Stephen F. Austin State University nominated by the Faculty Council to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

James Jeter Joins Faculty at the 92nd Street Y

Tuesday, February 11, 2014   |  92nd Street Y Website

James Jeter, (B.M. 1971) bassoon, has been invited to join the Chamber Music Coaching faculty at the 92nd Street Y here in NYC. He continues to perform principal bassoon with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and various orchestras in the NY/NJ area.

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