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November 2021


All listed events are in-person unless otherwise noted.

TCU Jazz Combos Concert
Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.
The TCU Jazz Combos perform under the direction of coordinator Joey Carter. Tickets are required.
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TCU Percussion Orchestra Concert
Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
The TCU Percussion Orchestra performs under the direction of conductor Brian West. Tickets are required.
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Nov. 9-14
Theatre TCU presents a musical comedy about confirmed bachelor, Robert, who contemplates his unmarried state. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by George Furth. Tickets are required.
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DanceTCU Fall Concert
Nov. 11-14
The SCCDance presents premiere and repertoire contemporary and classical dance works, created or staged by TCU faculty and guest artists. Tickets are required.
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Society of Creative Excellence Fall 2021 Virtual Show
Opens virtually Nov. 12
The Department of Design recognizes the members of the 2021-22 Society of Creative Excellence. The students featured in this annual show have been selected based on the execution of design work that has achieved recognition through juried shows and/or talent-based scholarship. Congratulations to these outstanding Graphic Design students.
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TCU String Orchestra Concert
Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.
The TCU String Orchestra performs under the direction of conductor Germán Gutiérrez. Tickets are required.
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TCU Wind Symphony Concert
Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
The TCU Wind Symphony performs under the direction of conductor Bobby Francis. Tickets are required.
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BFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
Opens Nov. 18
The exhibition “now and back then: Cuba” features new paintings and ceramic works by Marielis Conde Mendez.
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Lori Diel, Ph.D., named Kay and Velma Kimbell Endowed Chair of Art History
The Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History was established in the College of Fine Arts through an endowment grant by the Kimbell Art Foundation in 1994.
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Associate professor talks art and cryptocurrency with Fort Worth Magazine
Nick Bontrager shared his perspective on NFTs (nonfungible tokens), which are trending in the art world as a way for artists to sell their work digitally.
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OnStage: For Bo featured in fall issue of TCU Magazine
Written by Theatre TCU faculty Ayvaunn Penn, a virtual production of For Bo was brought to life through a series of illustrations along with voiceover talent from theatre majors.
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ICYMI: Read Fine Arts News 2021
The TCU College of Fine Arts’ annual digital publication is now published online.
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Department of Design students Alexia Montana, Amaya Blanton and Delysa Amissah-Aidoo were selected to attend the 12th annual Multicultural Talent Pipeline (MCTP) Forum, an interactive, virtual educational experience hosted by Publicis Groupe, the third largest communications agency in the world. The MCTP is committed to creating a more diverse workforce by engaging and identifying students to join the media, advertising and marketing industries. The students networked with professionals and attended panels with industry leaders from Disney, Facebook and Proctor & Gamble. The opportunity helped Montana secure a coveted spot in the Disney College Program.

“This experience not only allowed me to connect with new professionals in the industry, but it also helped me navigate how to connect with other professionals I have had on my list.” –Alexia Montana

“All of the speakers were amazing and had a lot of pro tips for us—from finding mentors to finding people who could connect us to jobs.” –Amaya Blanton

“It was inspiring to hear the panelists from different organizations talk about their professional journeys.” –Delysa Amissah-Aidoo


Name a seat and be a part of the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU (VCCH at TCU) forever. By making a donation, we will engrave a name plate and embroider a purple seat drape to be placed in the seat of your choicewhether it’s your name or someone special you wish to honor.

Your donation will support TCU’s investment in world-class talent, and your name will forever be a part of TCU’s legacy.
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Unforeseen supply chain delays related to the pandemic have slowed final completion of the VCCH at TCU inside the TCU Music Center. We hope to host performances in the concert hall in spring 2022. Please watch this newsletter for updates.

Notably, the TCU Music Center has already had a significant impact on hundreds of talented students, faculty and staff who have contributed to the success of TCU’s nationally known School of Music.

  • The 5,000 square-foot band rehearsal hall provides ample room for social distancing, which allowed concert ensembles to record performances to share with audiences online throughout last year.
  • The band rehearsal hall — the largest “classroom” on campus — is large enough to permit the entire 200-plus-member Horned Frog Marching Band to practice inside together for the first time ever.
  • Also for the first time ever, the members of the TCU Percussion Studio have a dedicated space for rehearsals and practice.
  • The Ann Koonsman Orchestra Rehearsal Hall is the first dedicated rehearsal space in the TCU Symphony Orchestra’s 100-plus-year history at TCU.
  • Six general purpose practice rooms and other study spaces accommodate the growing number of talented music students at TCU.