Category: CFA

Sparking Conversation Amidst Anger

By Adrienne Boris Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. A college resident assistant navigates a racial incident in Baltimore, a play by Kirsten Greenidge, an assistant professor of playwriting and theatre arts at CFA. Commissioned by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium’s New Play Initiative for female playwrights, Baltimore premiered at BU in a coproduction with New Repertory Theater and […]

Categories: Theatre

Violinist Brings Orchestral Music to the Middle East

By Jessica Ullian | Photos by Sam Wilson Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. In 2014, violinist Hannah Lawson accompanied her husband to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia looking for adventure—and became her community’s go-to source for arts, culture, and after-school entertainment. Private lessons for eager expatriate students led to a job opening […]

Categories: Music

As the Conductor of a Military Band, Russell Houser Leads Soldier Musicians on Musical Missions

By Lara Ehrlich Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. Music and the military run in Russell Houser’s family; his older brother was a soldier, and his father—who is blind—instilled in him an appreciation for melodies. “I grew up with a sonic orientation to the world,” says Houser (’18), the commander and conductor of the US […]

Categories: Music

The Science of Color

How color fools our eyes — and what that means for art-making By Julie Butters | Banner image by Alison Staffin Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. How many colors do you see in the above image? You may have guessed four: one for each of the four squares. But the answer is […]

Categories: Visual Arts

BU Tanglewood Institute Celebrates 50th Anniversary

By Susan Seligson | Photos by Natasha Moustache Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. BU Tanglewood Institute, a CFA summer program for gifted high school musicians, celebrated its 50th anniversary August 6, 2016, highlighted by a concert for students and alumni at the Tanglewood Music Center’s Seiji Ozawa Hall. “It was the best […]

Categories: BUTI

Musicians Help At-Risk Mothers Write Lullabies for their Babies

By Susan Seligson | Photos by Asher+Oak Photography Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. When Shana, a young Congolese immigrant living in Lynn, Massachusetts, was 26 weeks pregnant, her baby stopped moving. Though doctors at nearby North Shore Medical Center (NSMC)/Salem Hospital said the baby’s heart was beating, they were sufficiently concerned to […]

Categories: Music

In the Commonwealth Gallery: Visual Arts Summer Institute Exhibition

  Students from the Visual Arts Summer Institute, an intensive four-week visual arts program at BU designed to help high school students build exceptional portfolios, will debut their new work in the Commonwealth Gallery this week.  Join VASI students and faculty for a celebration of their work and accomplishments. All VASI family and friends are invited, refreshments will be […]

CFA Professor featured in all-women exhibition

  Josephine Halvorson, Professor and Chair of graduate studies in Painting, is currently featured in Gray Matters, a multifaceted survey of 37 contemporary women artists who have explored the practice of grisaille—the French term for working in shades of gray. On view now at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, the exhibition is […]

Categories: Visual Arts
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School of Theatre Seeks Administrative Coordinator, Design & Production

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR–DESIGN & PRODUCTION – Boston, MA The Boston University School of Theatre seeks a full-time Administrative Coordinator–Design & Production. This position provides fundamental administrative support to the Production Manager of the Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre and Boston University Production Center, the Design & Production Curriculum and Academic Policies Head, and the MFA and […]

Categories: Theatre
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Jim Petosa commentary on the ARTery: Revisiting ‘Julius Caesar’ — Theater In The Age Of Trump

June 16, 2017  (originally published by The ARTery) By Jim Petosa “Ambition’s debt is paid!” So cries one of the conspirators moments after the death of Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s play. It is uttered as a slogan, a moral summation to an act of violence that the speaker believes is as inevitable as it is […]

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