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Student & Alumni News

headshot of Celeste Newcomb
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Art Student Celeste Newcomb is a Campus Movie Fest Finalist for her Film "Boy's Turn"
After exhibiting at the Marshall Center Oval Theatre alongside 84 other USF entries, USF art student Celeste Newcomb’s documentary short film, Boy’s Turn, is one of four pieces moving on to the June 2019 national round of the Campus Movie Fest competition.
Melissa Salguero at the 2018 USF College of The Arts Graduation Celebration

Thursday, March 14, 2019
USF Music Education Alumna Melissa Salguero is a Finalist for the $1 Million Global Teaching Prize

USF music education alumna and music teacher Melissa Salguero is a top 10 finalist for the Global Teaching Prize for her work teaching music to students at the P.S. 48 Joseph R. Drake school in the South Bronx, New York City.
photo of Jake Troyli in his studio at USF

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Art Graduate Student Jake Troyli Finds New Meaning in His Paintings at USF
Jake Troyli is a third-year USF student pursuing a master of fine arts degree in studio art. Since joining USF, Troyli has developed a better understanding of his practice and the conversation of race and identity wrapped up in his paintings.

College of The Arts News

photo of Erol Ozsever holding a classical guitar
Monday, February 25, 2019
USF Instructor Erol Ozsever Helps Music Students and Non-majors Alike Advance Their Musicianship
USF instructor of guitar Erol Ozsever applies psychology concepts to music performance in a published article and teaches two elective guitar classes that allow any USF student the chance to learn the instrument.
studio headshot of Elisabeth Fraser

Friday, February 22, 2019
Professor of Art History Elisabeth Fraser Speaks on New Books Network Podcast
USF Professor of Art History Elisabeth Fraser talks about her 2017 book Mediterranean Encounters: Artists Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774–1839 in a podcast by New Books Network.
USF Professor of Piano and Chamber Music plays the 1861 Steinway at USF

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Civil War-Era Piano on Display Near USF Concert Hall
The USF School of Music in the College of The Arts is now home to a rare 1861 Steinway piano thanks to the generosity of donor Raxit Shah, founder of the Liberty Group, which specializes in commercial real estate investment.