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September 2018

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This Month in TCU's College of Fine Arts


Luther Smith

My Time at TCU: Photographs by Luther Smith
Through September 20

A mini-retrospective of work by Luther Smith, a highly acclaimed Fort Worth artist and former TCU professor of photography.



September 25-30

A contemporary musical about teens grappling with identity, love and the world waiting outside their Catholic boarding school.


Festival of American Song

Festival of American Song
September 30 – October 2

The Festival of American Song is dedicated to highlighting, celebrating and promoting all genres of American song and its significant living composers. The 2018 festival will bring American composer Jake Heggie (It’s a Wonderful Life, Great Scott, Moby-Dick) to the TCU campus for a masterclass, two performances and a Q&A session moderated by Angela Turner Wilson, founding director of the Festival of American Song.


TCU School of Music at the Bass

TCU School of Music at the Bass
October 22

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with the TCU School of Music in a special one-night performance at Bass Performance Hall. Enjoy the music and magic of Bernstein with performances by the TCU Symphony Orchestra, TCU Concert Chorale and School of Music alumni soloists Corrie Donovan ’09 and David Guzman ’06.


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TCU's College of Fine Arts News
Songs of a Visionary
Deborah Simpkin King ’76 creates transformative concert experiences.

Deborah Simpkin King
TCU School of Music at the Bass
Tartuffe: A Fool’s Appeal
Theatre TCU performed the timeless comedy Tartuffe at the Jerita Foley Buschman Theatre in March.


Tina Mullone choreographs a dance career

MFA grad never stops moving as she leaps from ballet to modern to more.

Tina Mullone

TCU's College of Fine Arts Spotlight
What is Creativity?

What is Creativity? Fine Arts Faculty Respond.

Suki John
Honors Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Classical & Contemporary Dance, John V. Roach Honors College and College of Fine Arts
I quote my late mother, Dr. Vera John-Steiner, from her seminal book on creativity, Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking (Oxford University Press, 1997): “The transformation of inner shorthands into artistically and intellectually convincing achievements requires craft, logic, mastery, and commitment… while still maintaining a clarity of vision akin to the freshness and magic of childhood.”

Lori Boornazian Diel
Professor of Art History, College of Fine Arts
Most people think of creativity as something inherent to the arts and in the domain of artists. In that regard, creativity would be the ability to express ideas or feelings in novel forms, be they through words, music or visual media. However, we should also see creativity as the ability to come up with original and innovative solutions to the world’s problems. Creativity is also necessary for science, engineering and medicine. Individuals with a talent for thinking imaginatively are essential to advance both the arts and sciences.

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