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Adrian Fung, New Associate Dean

Adrian Fung at OU

Adrian Fung, who is recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year, has been named associate dean for the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Along with his administrative duties in the college, Fung will work closely with OU Price College of Business to implement a new graduate certificate program in the arts and business as well as an arts seed-funding program.

The arts executive, award-winning cellist, educator and producer of critically acclaimed projects previously served as vice president for innovation for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra where he led the company’s activities in artistic, social and economic innovation. He continues as executive artistic director of the celebrated concert series Music in the Morning in Vancouver, Canada.

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WOW FACTOR - Stentorian Quartet

Stantorian Quartet

Stentorian Quartet Win Prestigious Awards

The School of Music student saxophone group, The Stentorian Quartet, won 3rd Prize in the 2017 National MTNA Competition; 2nd Prize in the Coltman Competition (National); and were Semi-Finalists in the Fischoff Competition (International). Members of the quartet are Evan Harris, Spiro Nicolas, Jake Hewitt and Tyler Bokman. “Their achievements are truly remarkable as they were competing against the best students in the entire country.” - Jonathan Nichol, OU School of Music professor

WOW FACTOR - Joel Mott

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Joel Mott Receives Grammy Award
OU Bachelor of Music Education alumnus, Joel Mott won a Grammy Award for his participation as string arranger of the gospel recording Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album in 2016.

"I'd love to thank my friend Dr. Roland Barrett for consistently giving time, energy and expertise to teach me to write and arrange when I was in school. Roland gave over and beyond of himself and I'm so grateful." - Joel 

WOW FACTOR - Annie Funke 2017 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador

Annie Funke
Annie Funke holds up her Young Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador award during the 2017 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman]

Annie Funke, OU Alumna and Star of the TV series “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”

"I’m so touched by this honor and to be here tonight."

“I am such a proud Oklahoman – I always have been, ask anyone who knows me – born and raised here. I went to the University of Oklahoma, and when I first moved … I met a lot of people – a lot of those coastal people – who seem to be very unaware of this thriving and rich artistic and creative community that I knew and I know in Oklahoma. I feel like in a way I’ve kind of stepped into a role of advocate for our great state because I was so excited to share my experience because I knew firsthand the amazing talent and the work that is cultivated right here. It’s given me even more Oklahoma pride to be able to share my story."

“I have to attribute my entire being and reason, experience in Oklahoma with the unbelievable teachers that I had here.”

-By Brandy McDonnell, The Oklahoman newspaper, April 10, 2017

Artifacts Newsletter

Artifacts newsletter

ARTIFACTS, the monthly newsletter for the College of Fine Arts containing information for students, faculty and staff on upcoming events and important dates. READ

 

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Performing a classic, Swan Lake, Act II

Performing a ballet classic at OU University Theatre

Michael Bearden, director of the OU School of Dance, talks about the upcoming production of Oklahoma Festival Ballet featuring Swan Lake, Act II. WATCH VIDEO

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