• Mormons and Movies

    We have a brand new course dedicated to the study of Mormon filmmaking taught by Sundance co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen. Learn more here. 

  • Arts on the rise

    Arts Pass on the University of Utah campus just had another record-breaking year. Read more about the juicy details here.

  • Alumnus on "America's Got Talent"

    School of Music alumnus, Kevin Blickfeldt, and his newly-formed "man band" Vox are bringing opera to the world on NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent" 

  • Congratulations, ArtsForce!

    The College of Fine Arts ArtsForce program was just named one of the U's 2015 Beacons of Excellence! Congrats to the students and Assistant Dean Leckie! 

The Finer Points Blog

Chamber Music Program shines at German festival
08-03-2015
The University of Utah School of Music’s international presence continues to grow. With the Chamber Choir earning top recognition among the world’s most respected choirs, it is no surprise that the Strings and Chamber Music Studies area has entered into the global music arena. Currently, the highly respected Graduate String Quartet and another group of string students are performing at the Saarburg Music Festival in...
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Bountiful Davis Art Center names recital stage in faculty member Lenora Brown’s honor
07-21-2015
School of Music faculty member Lenora Brown was recently honored by the Bountiful Davis Art Center with a recital stage named in her honor. The Lenora Ford Brown Recital Stage features a Steinway Model B piano—a gift made possible by the generosity of community members.“This tremendous support speaks to the legacy of Lenora Ford Brown and the impact she has had on the community,” said...
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Department of Film & Media Arts and Tanner Humanities Center Announce New Mormons and Movies Course
07-20-2015
Beginning fall 2015, the University of Utah Department of Film of Media Arts and the Tanner Humanities Center will be offering a new course that will critically explore the way Mormons have been portrayed, and portrayed themselves, in feature and documentary films. The title is Mormons and Movies FILM 4210–002 and it will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45-3:30 p.m. in MBH 302. The...
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U Ballet Character Dance Ensemble Visits Hungary for Research Excursion
07-19-2015
The University of Utah's Department of Ballet Character Dance Ensemble recently returned from a research excursion to Hungary. Eight members of the company traveled to Budapest for a week-long workshop at the Hungarian Dance Academy. While at the academy, the dancers studied ballet, folk dance, and also added new choreography to their performance repertoire, featuring the Hungarian Csárdás. In addition, the students presented an interactive performance...
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Introducing the new chair of the Department of Art & Art History: Paul Stout
07-17-2015
Congratulations to Paul Stout, the new chair of the Department of Art & Art History!Having joined the Department in fall 2001 with a one-year appointment, Stout was soon after offered a tenure-track position. Teaching within the Sculpture/Intermedia area, Stout works with both undergraduate and graduate students and instructs in everything from traditional metal and wood sculpture to electronic art, video, performance, and installation.“It is interesting...
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Arts seeing dramatic rise at the University of Utah
07-17-2015
University of Utah athletics have earned a reputation for big and dedicated audiences, but the U has a new bragging right emerging. For the fourth consecutive year, the number of student tickets issued to arts events on campus considerably increased, again setting a new record for audiences in the arts.     During the 2014-15 academic year, the U issued 28,539 Arts Pass tickets, for a...
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