Senior Dana Dominguez To Attend Rice University for Master's Degree
May 13 2020
Huge congratulations to senior performance major Dana Dominguez, who will be attending Rice University on scholarship for her Master's Degree in Percussion Performance. Dana also had offers from the Juilliard School of Music and Colburn. Congrats Dana!
Sophomore Edric Salazar wins spots in the Aspen and Round Top Music Festivals
March 22 2020
Congrats to Edric Salazar for sweeping summer festival acceptances! Edric won a posittion at the Round Top Summer Festival in central Texas, as well as a full ride to the highly competitive Aspen Music Festival. Congrats Edric!
DMA Jordan Walsh wins fellowship at SPLICE Seminar
March 22 2020
Congratulations to DMA Jordan Walsh, who recently won a fellowship at the SPLICE Electroacoustic Summer Seminar! Jordan will be traveling to Kalamazoo, Michigan this summer to workshop and premiere several new works for solo percussion with live electronics.
Junior John Dawson wins UT Austin Concerto Competition
March 22 2020
MASSIVE congratulations to junior John Dawson, who recently won the UT Austin Concerto Competition! John is the first percussionist in the competitions history to win, and will perform the Sejourne Marimba Concerto next season with the UT Symphonic Orchestra.
DMAs Jordan Walsh and Francis Favis Win Fellowships with the Montreal Creative Music Lab
March 22 2020
Congratulations to teaching assistants Francis Favis and Jordan Walsh, who recently won fellowships with the Montreal Creative Music Lab! Francis and Jordan will be traveling to Montreal in August of 2020 to workshop and premiere new works for chamber ensemble.
Junior Daniel Gostein wins the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra National Young Artists' Competition
January 08 2020
Congrats to Junior Daniel Gostein for winning first prize at the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra National Young Artists' Competition! Daniel will be traveling to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to perform Eric Ewazen's Marimba Concerto on March 13 & 14.
DMA Cy Miessler wins 2nd at the IPI Marimba Competition
October 04 2019
Congratulations to Doctoral student Cy Miessler for placing second in the International Percussion Institute's Marimba Competition! Cy performed Joseph Schwantner's "Velocities" and his own composition titled "Meat". Congrats Cy!
DMA Jordan Walsh Wins Fellowship with the Atlantic Music Festival
March 24 2019
Congratulations to doctoral student Jordan Walsh on winning a fellowship with the Atlantic Music Festival! He will be performing with the Pierrot Ensemble in residence with the composition department at the festival.
Sophomore John Dawson gets Accepted to the Colorado College Summer Music Festival
March 23 2019
Massive congratulations to performance major John Dawson for his acceptance to the Colorado College Summer Music Festival! John will be spending the month of June performing in a variety of orchestras and chamber groups. Best of luck John!
Doctoral Student Oni Lara Makes Finals in Army Band Auditions
March 23 2019
Doctoral candidate Oni Lara recently performed extraordinarily well in two military band auditions. He was a finalist in the recent Navy Band audition, and was runner up for the position with the Army Band. Congratulations Oni!
Sophomore Daniel Gostein Accepted to the Round Top Music Festival
March 13 2019
Congratulations to UT undergraduate Daniel Gostein for his acceptance into the Round Top Music Festival! This extremely competitive festival takes place over six weeks in June and July, and the students play a variety of orchestral and chamber music. We wish our best to Daniel during his time at...
Daniel Gostein (Sophomore) receives Honorable Mention in BSoM concerto competition
December 14 2018
Daniel Gostein, current sophomore, received honorable mention in the Butler School of Music concerto competition. He performed Eric Sammut's Sugaria! Congratulations, Daniel, on representing the UT percussion studio well!
Opposing Directions (UT student percussion ensemble) places third at PASIC Chamber Percussion Ensemble competition
December 14 2018
Opposing Directions, a chamber percussion ensemble comprised of UT percussion studio members John Dawson, Daniel Gostein, Cameron Marquez, and Charlie Stephens, placed third at the PASIC 2018 Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition. They performed Jacob Rogers' An Absolute Insufficiency of...
Kazuomi Motoike (Senior) places 3rd at Great Plains International Marimba Competition
September 20 2018
Congratulations to Kazuomi Motoike recently placed third at the 2018 Great Plains International Marimba Competition in Oklahoma City! He prepared several selections from a prescribed list for the preliminary recorded round and then was invited for the live rounds at the Wanda L. Bass School...
Cory Fica (UT alumnus) Places 2nd in IPI Marimba Competition
September 19 2018
Former masters student Cory Fica recently placed second at the International Percussion Institute Marimba Competition in Aberdeen, Scotland! Fica was one of four finalists invited to perform at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen after advancing through preliminary and semifinal...
After graduating, Emily will spend the summer teaching Front Ensemble at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps. In the Fall, she will be the new Percussion Director at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Congratulations, Emily!
DMA Otoniel Lara update: Festivals and Competitions
August 07 2018
Otoniel Lara has had a great deal of success recently. He won a spot at the Britt Festival Orchestra, first place in the International Percussion Institute Marimba Competition, and third place in the Great Plains Marimba Competition. Congratulations, Oni!
After completing his Master's Degree in Percussion Performance at the Butler School, Dr. Timothy Feerst then went on to the University of North Texas to complete his Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance. This year, Dr. Feerst was accepted as an adjunct on the faculty at the University...
Next year, Kellen will be teaching private percussion lessons and marching band in the Leander area. While at UT, he presented a lecture titled, "A Performance Guide to One Study One Summary by John Psathas and its Influence on Electroacoustic Marimba...
Next year, Diana will be the director of the Steely Pan Steel Band at Appalachian State University, and an adjunct Professor of Percussion at Western Carolina University in NC. While at UT, she presented a lecture on the topic, "Melodic Timpani: Techniques and Applications".
Five members of the UT Percussion studio were part of the marching band in Bernstein's Mass. The students performed alongside hundreds of performers, including the Austin Symphony Orchestra and members of Conspirare.
From Left-Right: Nathan Zamora, Diana Loomer, Morgan Tao, Oni Lara,...
This summer he will be teaching Colts for his third summer in a row and working at the Music For All Summer Symposium at Ball State University for his fourth consecutive summer. He will be moving to the DFW area shortly after graduation to pursue work as a percussion director and freelance...
Congratulations to the Left/Right Percussion Quartet
January 09 2018
The Left/Right Percussion Quartet won second place in the 2017 PASIC Concert Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition, and also advanced to the semi-finals round of the Coltman Chamber Music Competition. Very proud to have them as part of the UT Percussion studio
Kazuomi Motoike advances in PAS 2016 Marimba Solo Competition
August 06 2016
Congratulations to Kazuomi Motoike for advancing to finals in the PAS 2016 Marimba Solo Competition. Kazuomi is one of only four to be chosen to compete in the final round. In the preliminary round, all applicants were required to submit recordings of Jacob Druckman's "Reflections on the...