The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the hire of Nina C. Young as Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of the Electronic Music Studios. Her contract will begin with the 2018-2019 academic year.
Announcing Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-Winner Jennifer Higdon as Winner of the 2018-2019 Eddie Medora King Award
Higdon is the recipient of a $50,000 prize given every two years for achieved excellence in original music composition.
An educator at the Butler School since 1999, Edward Pearsall was Associate Professor of Theory. He was also president of the Texas Society for Music Theory from 2005-2008. His research on the cognition of music, theories of rhythm, and other subjects appeared in numerous publications.
Phyllis Young, Professor Emerita of Cello and String Pedagogy, was the first holder of UT's Parker C. Fielder Regents Professorship in Music. She was a UT Music faculty member from 1953 until her retirement in 2007 and was one of the first women at UT to be promoted to full professor. In addition to her private cello studio, Mrs. Young established the Texas Cello Choir and directed the renowned UT String Project for 35 years, seeing it become a world-wide model for programs that train string teachers and young string players.
World Music Week (November 5 - November 12) at the Butler School brings together ensembles within Ethnomusicology.
The accomplishments of Butler School students and alumni in the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Longhorn Alumni Band Charitable Fund has made an historical investment in current and future Longhorn Band students. Last week during the UT Austin’s annual day of giving, “40 Hours for the Forty Acres,” the Longhorn Alumni Band Charitable Fund committed $1,240,000 to the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, including a $600,000 general scholarship fund along with nineteen named scholarship funds.
Stella Bokyung Yoon is a soprano singer and current student of the Butler Opera Center, which will be presenting Mozart’s The Magic Flute from April 22 - 29. Ms. Yoon performs in the role of Pamina in this fantastical two-act opera.
Thank you for all your support during this year's 40 Hours for the Forty Acres! Because of you, we FAR surpassed last year's fundraising for a stunning grand total of almost $1,400,000.
The Cohen New Works Festival, presented by Broadway Bank, is a biennial, week-long showcase of new work created by students at The University of Texas at Austin held in various locations in and around UT campus.