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Mary L. Durant - Class of 2019

Monday, January 11, 2021
USF Dance Alumni Return to Teach Masterclass Series
As many colleges and universities closed their physical campuses to students after the Thanksgiving break, all finals, papers and project presentations had to shift to the virtual environment. The School of Theatre and Dance at the USF College of The Arts decided to make the most of this situation by providing their students with a week of virtual masterclasses. 

Congratulations USF Alum Dr. José Valentino Ruiz on the Latin GRAMMY® Award!

Friday, November 20, 2020
Congratulations USF Alum Dr. José Valentino Ruiz on the Latin GRAMMY® Award!
On November 19th, 2020, The Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences released online their official list of Winners for this year's 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards. On that list includes Dr. José Valentino Ruiz, a two-time graduate of the University of South Florida, who has been nominated in past years for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album ('15), Best Instrumental Album as Producer & Engineer ('16), and served on the winning album for Best Christian Album in Spanish Language as a Recording Engineer and Flutist ('19). 

BFA Thesis Exhibition: "OUT OF STOCK," Still Fully Stocked on Talent

Thursday, November 19, 2020
BFA Thesis Exhibition: "OUT OF STOCK," Still Fully Stocked on Talent
At the end of each semester, graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) art students are required to conceptualize, curate, and construct a physical exhibition of their work and write a thesis paper about the process. This includes an artist statement about themselves and their inspiration as well as context on their method, influences, artistic choices, background, and challenges they may have faced. Even in a normal year there are significant challenges, however this year, amidst the pandemic there were additional obstacles that only inspired these students even further.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium: A Conference of
Creativity
Every other year, the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium is hosted through the USF School of Music where music educators meet to discuss and share information, projects, and research that they are working on with other colleagues and professionals to help further their field. This year, because the symposium was held virtually, people from all over the world were able to attend more freely and participate on a more global level.

Wang Xilin sits at a table writing something

Friday, February 12, 2021
Professor of Musicology John O. Robison's Newest Book Has Been Published
Entitled Wang Xilin, Human Suffering, and Compositional Trends in Contemporary China, the book provides an in-depth examination of one of the most accomplished and controversial Chinese mainland composers, Wang Xilin (b. 1936).

WFLA: USF Professor McArthur Freeman Inspires Community and Pushes for Justice Through Art

Friday, October 30, 2020
WFLA: USF Professor McArthur Freeman Inspires Community and Pushes for Justice Through Art
A University of South Florida professor digitally produced a sculpture aimed to inspire the community and push for social justice reform.
“I sculpt on the computer, it’s like working with clay on the computer,” USF Professor McArthur Freeman said. Carving culture, and etching ethnic details with every digital stroke.

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