• School of Music Director named

    College of Fine Arts Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones has appointed Professor Miguel Chuaqui, Ph.D. as the new Director of the School of Music. Congratulations (photo: Brent Rowland)

  • Senior Showcase

    The Department of Ballet seniors take the stage for one last time on May 6 at 6P in the Marriott Center for Dance (Photo: Luke Isley)

  • Annual Student Art Exhibition 2015

    See the incredible works of our students now through May 8 in the Gittins Gallery (photo: Amelia Walchli) 

  • Wild West

    Join the School of Music for the Piano Monster Concert with special guest Judge David Young on May 9 @ 7:30P in Libby Gardner Concert Hall 

  • Salt Dance Fest

    The best come west! The Department of Modern Dance's 5th Annual Salt Dance Fest is coming up June 1. Register now before it fills up. (Photo: Chelsea Rowe)

The Finer Points Blog

The Best Come West- 5th Annual SaltDanceFest kicks off June 1
05-01-2015
SaltDanceFest is a two-week dance intensive hosted by the Department of Modern Dance that runs June 1-12 at the Marriott Center for Dance. This year's festival brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Paul Matteson, Sara Shelton Mann, Jesse Zaritt along with esteemed University of Utah faculty Eric Handman and Stephen Koester and SLC dance artist Molly Heller for two weeks of moving,...
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Ballet Seniors Take Over MCD Stage One Last Time
04-30-2015
The Department of Ballet graduating class of 2015 will commandeer the Marriott Center for Dance Hayes Christensen Theatre to present their Senior Showcase on Wednesday, May 6. The show will feature each senior in a solo performance, as well as several group pieces. The concert is being directed by Department of Ballet faculty member, Calvin Kitten. Seating is limited so please arrive early. Admission is free.   Form...
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U. of Utah School of Music Names New Director
04-29-2015
After an extensive and thorough search for a new director of the University of Utah School of Music, Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones has appointed Professor Miguel Chuaqui, Ph.D. to the position. “Professor Chuaqui was the only finalist to receive a unanimous recommendation for appointment from the search committee,” Dean Tymas-Jones said. “He had an overwhelmingly positive response from faculty, students, and staff as well. I want...
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To Infinity & Beyond: Pixar Director & Producer Meet With U Students
04-28-2015
Students flooded into the Dumke Auditorium at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts last Thursday with hopes of getting a good seat (or any seat at all) for a presentation by Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera from Pixar about their new film Inside Out. There wasn’t an open seat in the house and the audience was electrified, anxious for a peek into the animation powerhouse’s...
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Fall 2015: Adding the arts to any class schedule
04-28-2015
Curious about arts areas outside of your discipline? Interested in trying something new and challenging? Do you just love the arts? No matter what compels you to seek arts experiences, the six academic areas within the College of Fine Arts offer courses to fulfill your interests, and perhaps light a path for you to explore or rediscover a passion. Take a look at the upcoming...
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College of Fine Arts Class of 2015 Outstanding Seniors
04-27-2015
Whenever a word like “outstanding” is used, a multitude of meanings come to mind. Excellence is one of them. In compiling thoughts on this year’s cohort of Outstanding Seniors, “excellence” continued to pop-up as descriptors of their time here at the University of Utah. With the breadth of the six academic units in the College of Fine Arts, these students have different approaches to their...
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