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, […]

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 […]

In the Stone Gallery: 2017 Boston Young Contemporaries

Boston Young Contemporaries 2017 Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA June 22-July 21, 2017 Opening Reception: June 22, 2017, 6-8 pm Gallery viewing hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Boston Young Contemporaries is a juried exhibition featuring the work of current and recently graduated students from MFA programs in Boston and across New England. BYC is proud […]

BU MFA Students Debut their Work in Manhattan

Didier William and Josephine Halvorson, artists, professors, and Chairs of their respective MFA programs, have teamed up to present a selection of their students’ work from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Boston University School of Visual Arts. The exhibition, Playbook, comprises work across media by twenty-six, newly minted masters of fine art. […]

Categories: events, Visual Arts

Three Artists, Three Plans

Kahn career awards give three CFA grads a head start Flutist Alexandra Conway (CFA’09,’17) will use her Kahn Award to fund more concerts by her chamber music group, the New England Chamber Players. Photo by Cydney Scott Originally published by BU Today 05.25.2017 By Joel Brown One College of Fine Arts grad will use the award […]

Graduate Painting Student Kayla Suverkrubbe (CFA’17) Named Among “Six to Watch” by Boston Globe

Read the original article here. Expect to see more in the future from these up-and-coming artists KAYLA SUVERKRUBBE, 25 Painting Boston University Suverkrubbe’s squirmy, giant, shaped canvas bubbles off the wall, which makes sense, given the gyrations of the people depicted on it. It’s a comic marvel of sex and gore, with hearts bursting from […]

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CFA Alum Greg Hildreth (’05) Cast as Olaf in Broadway production of FROZEN

We couldn’t be more proud of Greg Hildreth (CFA’05) for taking on the role of our favorite summer-loving snowman Olaf in the just announced Broadway production of FROZEN! Congratulations, Greg! #myCFA#BUtheatre #proudtoBU  

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BU Opera Institute Stages LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Le nozze di Figaro, “the Perfect Opera” Mozart favorite is CFA’s current offering In the video above, watch the finale from Act II of the CFA production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, being performed at the BU Theatre through Sunday, April 23. Published by BU Today, April 20, 2017 By Susan Seligson. Video by […]


For CFA’s Cassell, Movement Is an Expression of Inner Truth

“Meticulous, challenging, magical” choreographer In the video above, Yo-EL Cassell, a CFA assistant professor of movement, takes his students on a journey to discover their bodies’ potential to create art. Published by BU Today, April 6, 2017 By Susan Seligson. Video by Devin Hahn. Photos by Jackie Ricciardi The theater students in Yo-EL Cassell’s College […]

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CFA Masters Student Wins First Prize in Best Haydn Performance

Jiahui Yu is a first year Masters of Music student at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, where she studies with Gila Goldstein. She recently won first prize in her age category (23-25 years old) at the Great Composers Competition’s Best Haydn Performance! Great Composers Competition is a series of international music competitions for […]

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CFA Freshman Wins Second Prize in Best Schubert Performance

Lydia Melnikov is a freshman piano performance major at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, where she studies with Gila Goldstein. She recently won second prize in her age category (17-19 years old) at the Great Composers Competition’s Best Schubert performance! Great Composers Competition is a series of international music competitions for young performers. […]

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Classical Gaming

Ivan Linn Fuses Classical Music with Video Games. by Sydney Narvaez (COM ’19) and Priscilla Valdez (COM ’19) Classical pianist and CFA DMA candidate, Ivan Linn, both embraces and defies tradition. As a composer for one of the best-selling videogame franchises, Final Fantasy, Linn has bridged the world of classical to a realm of unreality, […]

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$10 Million Gift Names New CFA Theater

This article was originally published on BU Today. When leading global financier and self-described sports zealot Steve Zide stepped up with a $10 million naming gift for the BU theater complex under construction on the Charles River Campus, he suspected the decision might surprise a few people. A theater? But as BU trustee Zide tells […]

Categories: Theatre

Three New Rankings Show BU’s Luster

Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Forbes like what they see 10.11.2016 By Allison Manning Originally featured on BU Today The new Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking emphasizes the quality of education students receive, rather than the quality of the students going to that school; it placed BU above local peer universities Boston College and […]

Categories: Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

Hyun-Ji Kim (SOM) Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Young Artist Music Competition

Hyun-Ji Kim, CFA ’12, was recently named the grand prize winner of the 2016 Young Artist Music Competition in Seoul, Korea. This was the 7th annual Young Artist Music Competition in Seoul. Kim is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) candidate in Violin Performance and is studying under the tutelage of Professor Dana Mazurkevich. […]

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CFA unveils new Graduate Graphic Design studios

  Due to increasing enrollment, a new permanent home was constructed for the College of Fine Arts Graphic Design MFA program. The fourth floor facility in the 808 building features two spacious open communal studios, offices for faculty and technicians, printing facilities, a seminar room, and two large classrooms with LCD projectors and critique walls. The […]

Categories: Visual Arts

Video: 3 Steps to Prepare a College Art Portfolio

Applying to art school? You’ll probably need a portfolio as part of your application. We’ve broken it down to 3 steps to help guide you in putting together a stellar portfolio that will get you into your first-choice college. Boston University School of Visual Arts offers BFA degrees with majors in Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Art Education. […]

Inside the Artists Studios

A behind-the-scenes tour of School of Visual Arts student workspace In the video above, School of Visual Arts painting and sculpture majors prepare their year-end projects in studios atop the CFA building. Video by Jason Kimball Originally featured on BU Today Stop by the fifth floor of the College of Fine Arts as the spring […]

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SPARK: Spring 2017

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BU Students Shine at Songfest 2017

MM collaborative piano major Regan Siglin and BM voice major Victoria Lawal are pictured aobve with composer Libby Larson. After coaching her Margaret Songs at the SongFest summer music festival yesterday, Regan and Victoria were able to talk with the composer herself. BU SOM faculty member Javier Arrebola, collaborative piano, is also a faculty member […]

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School of Music Student Releases Debut Album

Nicholas Patrick Quigley (b. 1994) is an independent composer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Best known as a creative and interdisciplinary musician, he is also currently a teacher, researcher, and artistic industry consultant. Drawing on his childhood and teaching experience in cities, he aims to foster creativity and critical consciousness at the forefront of his praxes […]

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BU Student Wins Boston Woodwind Society Flute Merit Award

Boston Woodwind Society supports a broad range of cultural and educational projects aimed at expanding, learning, and performing opportunities for students and professional woodwind musicians. BWS has established merit awards to honor the artistry and achievements of five legendary woodwind musicians. The awards are presented annually to outstanding young students hoping to fulfill their dreams […]

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Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Announces Summer Programming

Boston, MA (May 16, 2017) – Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)—one of this country’s premiere summer training programs for young musicians—announces its 2017 programs and events today. The 2017 BUTI summer season, which will take place at Tanglewood and on the BUTI campus in Lenox, MA, June 18–August 12, features concert and recital programming throughout the Berkshires; […]