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.
Vocal Instruction I, William Hughes, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall
Readers Theater, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre
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
Art Exhibition opens and reception, 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Building
Musica Nova, Rodriguez, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall
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
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.
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.