Category: Alumni News

We the People of CFA: Seeing the Connections & Uniting a Community

Armed with imagination and a love of bold colors, CFA alum Mia Cross creates public art for Boston neighborhood focused on a collective American identity. Spark Volume 3, Issue 3 | by Rebecca McDade Blue. Brown. Green. Hazel. We check boxes indicating our eye color when standing in line at the DMV and in our […]

Categories: Alumni News, Visual Arts

CFA reacts to Obama presidential portraits

February 13, 2018 How often is the national conversation focused on art and artists? Perhaps the latest blockbuster film or surprise album release captures the attention of millions, but the acquisition of two portraits sparking a nation-wide conversation? A rare phenomenon. Artists and alumni from the CFA community naturally had some thoughts on the Smithsonian’s […]

Categories: Alumni News, Visual Arts

BU Trombone Alumna wins 2nd Place for The American Prize in Instrumental Performance!

From the International Trombone Association Newsletter: Brittany Lasch (DMA ’16) has won second in the American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, in the professional division. Lasch was selected from applications reviewed this past fall from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the […]

Schools: Music

Project STEP Hires BU Alumna as Artistic Director

Project STEP (String Training Education Program) hires new Artistic Director, Jin-Kyung Joen (DMA ’09). Jin-Kyung Joen, Artistic Director and violinist, has enjoyed a multi-faceted teaching and performing career on three continents. She has performed extensively as a member of I Filarmonici di Torino, Accademia Romana, I Soloisti Aquilani, and the Revere Piano Quartet, as well […]

Categories: Alumni News, Music, Strings

BU Alumnus Wins Illustrious Julius Herford Prize

Michael Driscoll (DMA Choral Conducting 2016), has received the illustrious Julius Herford Prize from the American Choral Director’s Association. His dissertation was entitled “Jan Dismas Zelenka’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ Settings Within the Context of the Dresden Hofkapelle,” and comments from the prize selection committee included ‘well-documented and to-be-applauded reasoning” and “a model of outstanding research and […]

Categories: Alumni News, Conducting, Music

Studying the (Body) Language of Music

Originally published by BU Today. Samuel Kelder’s bow glides across the strings of his viola as his six-foot frame sways to the rhythm of Bach’s Suite No. 3 in C major. His body is loose, almost elastic, as he performs the prelude, coaxing his instrument through the complex arrangement with his eyes closed. Acquiring the […]

Categories: Alumni News, Music, Strings
Schools: Music

From One Dream School to Another

CFA alum Rebecca Ness discusses the foundations of painting, witnessing history as sketch artist for a high-profile Boston trial, and a future at Yale. Spark Volume 3, Issue 1 | by Mark Krone On the evening of March 10, 2017, Rebecca Ness (CFA ’15) took an anxiety nap. “When I’m anxious, I go to sleep […]

Categories: Alumni News, Visual Arts

Announcing the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Event on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 recognizes Missy Mazzoli (’02), Brian McLean (’99), Kim Raver (’91)  The College of Fine Arts at Boston University is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the most prestigious awards conferred by the College. The 2017 award recipients will be honored for their outstanding achievements […]

Categories: Alumni News

BU Alumni Win Big at the Tonys!

Big night for BU College of Fine Arts alumni at the Tony Awards! Congratulations to Christopher Akerlind (CFA’85) for receiving a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for his work in Indecent and Sue Wagner (CFA’97) for receiving a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for her work in Hello, […]

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CFA Alum Finds Himself in the Tony Spotlight

Lighting designer Christopher Akerlind nominated for Indecent Members of the cast of Indecent, a new play by Paula Vogel, cocreated by Vogel and Rebecca Taichmann, now running at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. Play photos © Carol Rosegg Originally published by BU Today 05.25.2017 By John O’Rourke As one of the nation’s foremost lighting designers, Christopher […]

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