On January 1, 2019, the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin announced the appointment of Dr. Tamara Sanikidze as the first woman director of the Butler Opera Center.
Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival. Featuring over 30 new works across multiple disciplines, The Cohen New Works Festival continues to represent the spirit of creativity, innovation and community.
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We are very proud to announce the 2018-2019 undergraduate and graduate student recipients of the Rainwater Innovation Grants, as well as their exciting endeavors.
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.