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Category: CFA Newsmakers

Esteemed Alumna Named Composer in Residence of Chicago Symphony

Missy Mazzoli (BUTI ’98, BM ’02) has been appointed Composer in Residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. During her two-year appointment, Missy will write a commissioned work to be premiered in the orchestra’s 2019-2020 season. Missy has been called “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers” by the New York Times. Her music has […]

BU Professor Wins The American Prize in Piano

Roberto Plano, assistant professor of piano, has been selected as the winner of The American Prize in Piano (professional division). Congratulations Professor Plano! Italian native ROBERTO PLANO was the First Prize Winner at the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, a prize winner at the Honens, Dublin, Sendai, Geza Anda and Valencia competitions and Finalist at […]

Categories: CFA Newsmakers, Music, Piano

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 […]

Categories: CFA Newsmakers, Theatre
Schools: Office Of The DeanFeatured: Featured

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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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 […]

Let Your Light Shine, Uzo Aduba (CFA’05) Tells CFA Grads

Orange Is the New Black actor this year’s Convocation speaker In the video above, watch as Emmy-winning actor Uzo Aduba (CFA’05) addresses graduates at the College of Fine Arts Convocation on May 20, 2017. Published by BU Today. By Amy Laskowski Photos by Natasha Moustache Video by BU Productions Orange Is the New Black actor […]

BU College of Fine Arts Announces Uzo Aduba as 2017 Convocation Speaker

CFA welcomes back award-winning actress and BU College of Fine Arts alumna for May 20th address Boston, MA – The College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Boston University proudly announces that Uzo Aduba (CFA’05), the award-winning actress currently starring as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the critically-acclaimed Netflix Original Series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, […]

CFA Mourns the Passing of Phyllis Curtin, Dean Emerita and Beloved American Classical Soprano

Slideshow appears courtesy of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) community is mourning the death of Phyllis Curtin, Dean Emerita of Art and beloved American classical soprano. Curtin passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 94 years old. She had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and circulatory […]

Categories: CFA Newsmakers, Music, Opera
Schools: Music

“Embrace your fear of the unknown future” Nina Tassler (CFA’79, Hon.’16) delivers 2016 Commencement Address

Commencement speaker Nina Tassler (CFA’79, Hon.’16) told BU graduates not to be afraid to edit their dreams and rewrite the story of what they want to do in life during the University’s 143rd Commencement Sunday. Video by BU Productions. Photo by Dana J. Quigley 05.15.2016 By Rich Barlow BU Today Any graduating BU seniors fearful […]