Fall Student Arts Festival

Monday, November 28, 2016 – Tuesday, December 13, 2016,
Venue: Various locations
Admission: Free
Season: 2016-17

The Fall Student Arts Festival features the work of over 600 students from more than 40 courses. The festival offers audiences the opportunity to roam from one building to another, taking in art exhibitions and classical, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances.

Click here to view the program, containing more information for many of the events below.

MONDAY 11/28   

Vocal Instruction I, William Hughes, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall



Readers Theater, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre


THURSDAY 12/1     

Guitar Courses, Madriguera/Healy/Hodan, 6:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Dance Student Maria Emilia Lasso de la Vega, Micki Saba, 6:00 p.m., University Theatre

Improv, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre

Jazz Band, Kelly Durbin, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall     


FRIDAY 12/2     

Art Exhibition opens and reception, 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Building

Musica Nova, Rodriguez, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall


SATURDAY 12/3     

Piano I-III, Medrick, 2:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Holiday Sing, Evans/Stone/Salisbury, 7:00 p.m., Arts and Technology Lecture Hall



Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert, Hustis/Ming/Salisbury, 2:00 p.m., Arts and Technology Lecture Hall



Chamber Music and Brass Ensemble Concert, Stone/Salisbury, 6:15 p.m., University Theatre


FRIDAY 12/9     

Creative Writing, Clay Reynolds, 6:15 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall. This semester’s Creative Writing section of the Fall Arts Festival will have an impressive line-up of student readers. Included will be award-winning writers Susan Norman and Brian DiNuzzo as well as other fiction writers, poets and a screenwriter. These students were chosen by faculty to participate in this semester’s event, and, while they are only a handful of the excellent possibilities the faculty had to choose from, they will be providing samplings of their work in a celebration of the best of creative writing at UTD. Slated to read: Sarah Duncan—Screenwriting, Tiffany Tran—Poetry, Andrea Kibel—Poetry, Molly Harras—Poetry, Marcus McEvoy--Poetry, Jennifer Budd—Prose, Susan Norman—Prose, Brian DiNuzzo—Prose

Advanced Voice, Kathryn Evans, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall. Students from the Advanced Voice class will perform art songs, opera arias and works from musical theatre.     


TUESDAY 12/13    

Languages of the Body, Shelby Hibbs, 7:00 p.m., Rehearsal Hall (JO 1.216). This event will present an acting/theatre workshop of scenes from Complicite’s "A Disappearing Number." This play examines the meaning of infinity through the lives of Indian mathematical prodigy Ramanujan and London mathematician G.H. Hardy. Parallel to that story, Al and Ruth are a couple to attempt to create their own kind of infinity: a baby. This piece culminates our exploration of physical and vocal theatre work through numerous voiceovers, ensemble work, and attention to the actor’s physical vessel for performance.

For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office
[email protected]

UT Dallas students, staff and faculty may receive a free ticket to any ticketed A&H event by presenting their Comet Card at the Box Office on the night of the performance. See tickets for more information.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-2982 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

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