Art Brownlow receives UT System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award

Monday, June 20, 2016

Art Brownlow (D.M.A., Trumpet Performance, 1994) was selected as a recipient of the University of Texas System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016. Brownlow has taught for over 30 years in higher education, currently as Professor of Music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously, he won the 2014-15 College Music Society Instructional Technology Initiative Award, and he was also selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2015. Brownlow’s recent book, Teaching Music History with iPad, is available for free in the Apple iBooks Store. Photo by Bill Frakes.

Artina McCain joins University of Memphis faculty

Tuesday, May 24, 2016   |  The University of Memphis

Artina McCain (D.M.A., Piano Performance, 2011) will join the faculty at the University of Memphis as Assistant Professor of Piano this fall. Photo by Claire McAdams.

Hai Zheng releases sixth album

Thursday, May 12, 2016   |  CD Baby

Cellist Hai Zheng (B.M. 1988; M.M., Applied Music/Voice/Piano, 1990) Assistant Professor of Music and Artist in Residence at Southwestern University, released in May her sixth CD, Remembrance on the Amatius Classics label. The CD is her second album with her longtime pianist, Kiyoshi Tamagawa (D.M.A., Applied Music/Voice/Piano, 1988), Associate Dean and Professor of Music at Southwestern University, and celebrates their 20th season of performing. 

Wayne Ching to perform at Cactus Pear Music Festival

Monday, April 11, 2016   |  Cactus Pear Music Festival

Wayne Ching (B.M. 2013, M.M., Keyboard, 2015) will join the Cactus Pear Music Festival's 20th season as a festival artist, performing chamber music concerts across south Texas this summer.

Joan Schubert releases first album of jazz standards

Thursday, March 10, 2016   |  Schubert Dahl Music

Joan Schubert (B.M., Applied Music/Performance, 1982) recently released her first CD of jazz standards Our Favorite Things featuring Schubert, flute, and Bryon Dahl, guitar. She also has released a video of her original tune, Joan's Blues, dedicated to one of her jazz teachers.

Owen Lovell featured on new album, joining Georgia College in the fall

Thursday, March 10, 2016   |  Albany Records

Owen Lovell (D.M.A., Piano, 2005) is a featured artist on the new Albany Records release, The Recalcitrants. This CD of works by ASCAP award-winning composer Randy Bauer was released in January and will be available through the iTunes Store in March. Lovell, currently an associate professor of Piano at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, has accepted a position at Georgia College starting fall 2016. 

Rachel Charbel Joins Cincinnati Symphony, Northern Kentucky University Faculty

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rachel Charbel recently won a full-time position as a violin II with the Cincinnati Symphony and also joined the faculty at the Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts. Both positions began in fall 2015. She also plays with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Concert:Nova ensembles as a guest artist.

Corey Rom Joins Grace Christian Academy of North Texas and Frisco Youth Symphony

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Corey Rom (D.M.A., Music, 2015) was appointed director of instrumental studies at Grace Christian Academy of North Texas, and is co-director of the Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Martin McCain wins two Global Music Awards

Tuesday, August 25, 2015   |

Martin McCain recently won a Global Music Awards Gold Medal for the Best Instrumentalist category and a Bronze Medal for his second solo CD Shades. He was also featured in Billboard Magazine as an Emerging Artist earlier this year. Martin McCain is currently an Associate Professor of Trombone at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and actively performs as a solo, orchestral, chamber, and jazz/commercial musician.


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