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Dustin Williams (B.A., Music, 2008) hired on as Senior Counsel at Patreon

April 4, 2024
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From Campus to Stage: A Tiny Desk Story 

March 19, 2024

Paulo Santos (B.M., Jazz Studies, 2021) recently shared the stage with Juwan Elcock–better known as Blk Odyssy–for a Tiny Desk concert, the flagship live concert series from NPR Music. We had a chance to sit down with him and delve deeper into Paulo's journey as a Jazz Studies student at the Butler School of Music to the Tiny Desk stage.

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"Goodbye, Mr. Chips" Screening at AFS Cinema on April 2

March 18, 2024

The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce a screening of composer Gordon Getty’s opera Goodbye, Mr. Chips at the AFS Cinema, Austin’s only nonprofit art house theater. The screening on April 2, 2024 at 7:30 pm will feature a conversation and Q&A with members of the creative team behind the film, with opportunities for the audience to ask questions.

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Caleb Hudson Discusses Music Education and Album Release with Spectrum News

March 14, 2024 | Spectrum News In Focus

Karla Leal speaks with associate professor of trumpet Caleb Hudson about what the future holds for Texas-based musicians and his new album, Nothing Less.

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Announcing 2023-2024 Rainwater Grant Winners

March 7, 2024

We are delighted to announce this years' recipients of the 2023-2024 Rainwater Grants. We'd like to thank the selection committee for their hard work in selecting these six winners. 

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James Sclater's (D.M.A., Composition, 1970) new Concerto for Violin and Orchestra premiered by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

February 13, 2024

The three-movement, 23 minute work was commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church Choir of Jackson, MS in honor of Kemp's selection as the new concertmaster of the MSO.