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TABLE OF CONTENTS DEAN’S LETTER PART ONE: CPVA 2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS PART TWO: MISSION & STRATEGIC GOALS PART THREE: CPVA GOALS & OUTCOMES PART FOUR: ACADEMIC PROGRAMS • • •

CPVA ENROLLMENT SCH TRENDS GRADUATION TOTALS

PART FIVE: STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS PART SIX: FACULTY & STAFF • •

FACULTY & STAFF HIGHLIGHTS FACULTY & STAFF LISTING

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DEAN’S LETTER The Dean’s Letter: 2015-16 was a year of realized dreams with the opening of the Beverley Center for the Arts that includes the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA). From the beginning of Jimmie Jones’ inspiring invitation to join him “in the creation of something exceptional and enduring” to the reality of the Dedicational Ceremony on July 7th, the journey has been remarkable; leaving a pathway of individuals who made it happen. There are times when the most appropriate response is that of gratitude. I am grateful to SUU’s continued support in keeping the arts central to its academic mission and cultural life. I am grateful to Reece Summers, Museum Director, who, in his unassuming way, attended to every detail of creating a museum with expertise, patience, and the ability to bring people together with his optimistic presence. I am grateful to our donors who responded to Jimmie’s invitation to help build a museum and provided necessary resources and support. I am grateful to our community for their never ending hopefulness and ability to dream dreams and see them through fruition. I am thankful to the countless individuals who made the Beverley Center for the Arts a reality. As we conclude another academic year, and as I collaborate with my colleagues Ashley Pollock, CPVA’s Public Relations & Information Coordinator, Clarisse Lunt, CPVA’s Administrative Assistant, and Michael Lee, Graphic Designer in creating CPVA’s annual report, it helps put into perspective the major developments, new programs and activities. This report provides merely a sampling of highlights for 2015-16. The selected highlights demonstrate initiatives and achievements made possible by the continued support of CPVA’s extraordinary faculty and staff who are inspiringly committed to our students and to their success. Yes, the appropriate response for this 2015-16 report is that of gratitude and it is my honor to have the privilege to publicly proclaim my appreciation. With gratitude,

Shauna Mendini Dean, College of Performing and Visual Arts

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PART ONE:

2015–2016 HIGHLIGHTS •

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The Beverley Center for the Arts that includes the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), the new Shakespeare theatre (Englestad Theatre), studio theatre (Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre), and artistic and production facilities for the Utah Shakespeare Festival was dedicated July 7, 2016.

Approval was endorsed by the NASM Commission on Accreditation. The new program accepted its first class of graduate students for 2016 summer semester. •

Associate Prof. of Art, Deborah K. Snider, was the co-curator of ABC: Assemblage, Book Art & Collage fall 2015 exhibition in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. This was a collaboration with New York artist Jonathan Talbot, Parowan book artist Sue Cotter, Dean Richard Saunders and Phil Roché in the Gerald R. Sherratt Library; planning began in 2014. For this national invitational, a committee selected 52 artworks from artists in 19 states, and had numerous associated events in both the Gallery and Library. Work was also borrowed from the Book Art collection at the University of Utah.

Andie Szekely was the national USITT Lighting Design Award Winner sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company. The judges stated: “This is a designer who clearly enjoys the pre-production process and incorporated the concept into the paperwork and ultimately the product.” She was one of only two undergraduate students to win a national award.

The Opening Celebration of “The Beverley” included three days of artist demonstrations and performances featuring faculty and students from the College of Performing and Visual Arts.

The hybrid on-line Masters of Music Education was approved by the Board of Regents and was authorized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Its Plan Approval was endorsed by the NASM Commission on Accreditation during their June 2015 meeting. The program accepted its first class of graduate students during summer semester 2016.

An on-line Master of Music-Music Technology was approved by the Board of Regents, and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The music department hosted Dr. Ed Kocher from Duquesne University as a consultant from NASM who provided important feedback. Its Plan


Eight Arts Administration Students (3 MFA and 5 MA) went to the annual Washington DC trip with faculty member, Josh Stavros. They attended the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University, and the Arts Advocacy Day conference sponsored by Americans for the Arts (where they lobbied for the arts on Capitol Hill). Jordan Sanders, Claire Robinson, and Corlissa Jensen placed in the Cal-Western National Association of Teachers of Singing regional auditions and competed in the national preliminary round of collegiate auditions sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Claire Robinson placed in the Cal-Western Regional competition of NATS and represented SUU in July at the National Conference at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

The Wind Symphony performed with Highland High School and Viewmont High School, along with sharing their talents with students from schools in Salt Lake and Davis Counties.

Dr. Xun Sun was recognized by the American String Teachers Association and was one of 30 professionals and “influencers” recognized by Musical America.

Through collaboration with SUU, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, a Student Fellowship program was initiated that engaged theatre students in the Fellowship Program with USF.

Twenty-Five students and faculty traveled to Laramie, Wyoming to participate in the American College Dance Festival.

At the Percussive Arts Society of Utah Day of Percussion, Tylor Williams defended his title in the College Marimba Category and Marissa Brown, won the College Timpani Category.

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PART TWO:

MISSION & STRATEGIC GOALS Mission Statement •

The SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts serves as a catalyst for students to realize their creative potential by providing a personalized and rigorous learning environment, fostering experiential education and contributing to the cultural enrichment of a global society.

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Our Strategic Goals •

Cultivate in all SUU students, an appreciation for the value of the performing and visual arts

Promote positive learning environments for our students as they seek to develop a life-long commitment to the arts

Offer curriculum that meets or exceeds national standards which includes experiential programming giving students opportunities to develop as artists, educators, scholars and arts leaders

Create events to enrich the quality of life on the campus, in the community, and extending to the national and international arena

Empower and support our faculty and staff as superior educators, mentors, artists, scholars and administrators who engage student learning as part of a collaborative, academic and artistic process

Contribute to students’ development as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in a global community

Our mission and strategic goals are focused on making the arts a vital, visible, accessible, innovative, and integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of Southern Utah University and beyond.

Learning Outcomes •

The College of Performing and Visual Arts has four learning goals for all students in the college that build on the University’s mission and core themes.

Students will:

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Communicate effectively

Develop curiosity, critical and creative thinking skills

Embrace global awareness, personal responsibility, and artistic integrity

Process the history, principles, training, skills and knowledge associated with performing and visual arts to facilitate success in their chosen field


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PART THREE:

CPVA GOALS, OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES The College of Performing and Visual Arts remains instrumental in achieving multiple goals and objectives in support of SUU’s mission to provide an experiential and personalized learning opportunities. The summary of key accomplishments is in direct response to CPVA’s mission to “serve as a catalyst for students to realize their creative potential by providing a personalized and rigorous learning environment, fostering experiential education and contributing to the cultural enrichment of a global society”.

A High School studio night for local high schools and High School Day of Dance were conducted.

The CPVA Dean and faculty participated in recruitment fairs in Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo, and Las Vegas. They traveled to the Springville Art Museum Portfolio Review Day, and Las Vegas Academy to provide workshops. Dance faculty traveled to Arizona to recruit students.

Department of Theatre Arts and Dance hosted the Utah Dance Education Organization’s state High School Dance Festival that included approximately 20 High Schools and brought over 400 students from all over Utah.

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Implement/Refine recruitment strategies for quality students With declining enrollments since 2012, CPVA continues to undertake proactive measures to increase enrollment.

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Efforts were made to enhance the yield of CPVA applicants by obtaining bi-monthly CPVA Prospective Student Reports from SUU’s Admissions Office. Each Chair was provided on-going contact information for prospective students for their area.

In October of 2015, CPVA students and faculty worked diligently to support the 39th Annual High School Shakespeare Competition hosted by USF and SUU that brought nearly 3,000 students to campus.

SUU and CPVA hosted High School Honor Band (presenting In Flight: High School Honor Band Concert), Jazz Honor Band, and Orchestra Honor Band.

The Wind Symphony performed with Highland High School and Viewmont High School, along with sharing their talents with students from schools in Salt Lake and Davis counties.

Enhance International partnerships and global awareness CPVA has continued its active record in establishing and sustaining international partnerships. Our college hosted numerous international artists/scholars, participated in international supervised study abroad programs and enhanced existing partnerships through faculty/student collaboration and exchange. The following is a summary of artistic/scholarly exchange and events: •

SUU faculty members Russell Wrankle and Rheana Gardner were invited by Renmin University in May 2016 to present lectures, exhibits and demonstrations which furthers the support of CPVA’s on-going partnership with this prestigious institution.

CPVA hosted Rui Su (Sabrina) as the Helen Foster Snow Visiting Scholar.

CPVA participated in representing SUU in the opening concert of the Confucius Institute.


The Music Department hosted Tang Bing, French Horn player who has performed throughout China. He serves as a professor of music at Arts College of Renmin University of China in Beijing.

Create events to enrich the quality of life on the campus, in the community, and extending to the national and international arena

composed by Ron Nelson. •

ART & DESIGN Art Insights featured a variety of gifted artists as speakers. The fall semester featured Arlyn Pillay an accomplished painter, illustrator, printmaker and sculptor from Durban, South Africa who moved to the U.S. Johnathan Talbot, an acclaimed collagist who earned an international reputation as a major force in that medium. Janet A. Cook who created art that has a classic feel yet freshly original. Originally from Great Britain, she resides in New York, New York. Sue Cotter who established herself as a distinguished book artist. SangDuck Seo, an internationally acclaimed graphic and media designer and Associate Professor at UNLV. Thaddeus Erdahl whose work focuses on the less popular folk within society. His work is a blend of ceramic sculpture and portraiture. Earnest Ward, artist and journalist and Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence. SUU alumnus, Frank Imler, interactive designer and art director. Jung Yun Son, web designer.

The spring semester of Art Insights showcased Vida Sacic, a Chicago-based visual artist who focuses her work on letterpress printing and the intersection between graphic design and fine art. Gretchen Reynolds, master of artistic mediums in painting, puppetry, and performance art. Chris McCaw a pioneer in photography who developed his own creative way through the lens of his camera. In partnership with the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and Convocation, Jesse Mooney Bullock, a puppet creator and puppeteer was in residency. Steve Teuscher, renowned painter and sculptor. Jessen Kelly, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the Unviersity of Utah specializing in the visual and material culture of early modern Europe. Clive King provided a drawing workshop for SUU students. The Utah Art Educator’s Association’s keynote speaker, also participated in SUU’s Arts Insights.

MUSIC The Department presented pianist Ian Moschenross performing music of both Mozart and Chopin.

The Music Faculty presented an array of instrumental and vocal performances showcasing their talents during a fall semester concert of solos, duos and combos.

Juniper Ascending, a SUU Symphony Orchestra concert that also featured guest conductor Xin Wen Fu.

The Battle Cry of Freedom, featuring SUU’s Wind Symphony, Concert Choir, Women’s Choir, and Opus Chamber Choir. The concert spotlighted American music in commemoration of the 150th anniversary highlighting the end of the Civil War.

Satellite Salon under the director of Dr. Lynn Vartan, presented Power Play: An Electric Evening of Music, and featured guest artist Alma Fernandez along with SUU’s Shane Summers and Dr. Lucas Goodrich.

More Cowbell! The sounds of the 70’s was presented as a rock ‘n’ roll choir show featuring SUU’s Concert choir, Women’s Choir, and Opus Chamber Choir.

SUU Opera presented Little Women under the direction of Carol Ann Modesitt and Dr. Lucas Goodrich as music director.

Songs of the Spirit: A Spring Concert, presented works from the classical repertoire performed by SUU Choirs with Symphony Orchestra.

Blues in the Closet: A Night of Jazz, featuring guest artist, Roger Ingram, and SUU’s Jazz Band.

Aspen Jubilee, was presented by SUU’s Wind Symphony featuring a piece by the same name

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In addition to hosting the international artists outlined above, CPVA sponsored the following guest artists/ performance group residencies, and department sponsored mainstage and masterworks events:

The SUU Percussion Festival was held at SUU with a concert featuring SUU’s Percussion Ensemble and guest artists Brad Dutz and Chris Wabich

THEATRE ARTS & DANCE •

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance production season opened with Hamlet directed by Peter Sham, for the final performance in the Adams Memorial Theatre. It was an innovative production switching genders of various roles, including Hamlet himself.

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The southern Utah premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, directed by Joshua Durfey, theatre arts student. The production provided talk-back sessions on mental illness as a means to promote dialog.

Toyland, created and directed by Peter Sham provided a holiday family event.

You Can’t Take It with You, directed by Richard Bugg, presented for the community a fun classic about an eccentric family.

RENT, the rock musical was directed by Melinda Pfundstein Vaughn. It focused on a group of fledging artists struggling to survive in New York’s Lower East Side in the 1980’s.

We’ve Got Rhythm: An Original Student-Choreographed Dance Concert, featured student dancers presenting their creative work.

Elevated Movements: An Original Faculty-Choreographed Dance Concert, featured choreography by faculty performed by students. Unfenced Land, choreographed by Burch Mann was restaged from the American Folk Ballet repertoire.

Water Artistry and Conditioning for Dancers as a presentation of research and an experiential workshop for dance educators in higher education at the American College Dance Festival’s regional conference. •

Adam Lambert was invited to be guest conductor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China. He conducted the orchestra.

Scott Knowles presented Conceptual Variety: The Director’s Vision, Metaphor, The Aim at the Mid-American Theatre Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hala Swearingen completed a portfolio-building project that consisted of investigating the art licensing market and experimentation with art techniques, styles and media. The goal was to experiment with traditional and digital media and explore new styles and processes.

Richard Bugg presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Hawaii on the topic Form Will Set You Free.

Deborah Snider received travel funds to the National Art Education Association Convention in New Orleans, LA. She presented An Unsuspecting Arts Leader: Embracing Form and Function in Leadership.

JungYun Son received travel to the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities to present Cultural Characteristics and Graphic Design.

Denise Purvis received travel support to present at the National Dance Education Organization’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. She presented Creative Exploration in Guatemala—Enriching Education, One Child at a Time.

Russell Wrankle received funding to attend a weeklong invitational artist residence and retreat experience at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

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Support Faculty and Staff Excellence and Development •

The primary goal of the Provost’s fund for faculty scholarly support is to promote faculty efforts to develop as teachers, scholars and artists. The following are projects/travel that received funding for CPVA in 2015-16:

Christian Bohnenstengel received funding for a Performance/Recording Project and worked with Dr. Jessica Lindsey from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte toward recording works for clarinet and piano by contemporary composers to be published by Albany Records and peer reviewed by American Record Guide and Fanfare.

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Brian Swanson presented at USITT National Conference and Stage Expo. The panel was entitled What Skills are Professional Scene Shops Looking For? The panel of industry leaders shared what is expected for both graduate and undergraduate students to move forward in the profession. Jay Merryweather was invited to exhibit sculptural work as part of the 2016, Maloof Foundation Sculpture in the Garden Invitational. He received funds for delivery and installation of the work he presented. Patricia Meredith received funding to present

Contribute to state, regional, and community needs as a social and economic catalyst The near $40 million dollar Beverley Center for the Arts project is completed and dedicated. This extensive construction project provides an economic boom to the entire region. The construction was under the direction of Big D Construction with the hiring of state and local sub-contractors. The Beverley Center for the Arts will enrich the cultural life of Cedar City and its surrounding region. It is now a year-round destination for thousands of visitors thus


enhancing SUU as a major contributor to state, regional and community need as a social and economic catalyst.

Harness and integrate our unique geographic location in the SUU educational experience The diverse landscape of southern Utah provides sustaining inspiration to both students and professional artists. The College has supported meaningful learning opportunities that connect to our unique region such as the Zion National Park Artists-in-Residence Program. The artist selected for the Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence was Earnest Ward who also contributed to Arts Insights. He is an artist, naturalist, traveler and calligrapher. A juried exhibition Find Your Park that featured student work was part of the opening of SUMA. In partnership with Cedar Breaks National Monument and SUMA, ArtsAfire Plein Air Art Invitational and Exhibition featured ten of the best plein air painters throughout the southwest. The artists conducted demonstrations at Cedar Breaks and throughout Cedar Canyon. SUMA featured a black and white photographic exhibit of the Grand Circle Tour: National Parks Historic Photography Exhibit courtesy of SUU’s Library’s Special Collections.

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Offer curriculum that meets or exceeds national standards which includes experiential programming giving students opportunities to develop as artists, educators, scholars and arts leaders SUU’s liberal arts and science focus at the undergraduate level is to engage students in a personalized experiential education. The graduate level, however, provides opportunity to enhance education for the working professional. CPVA developed on-line graduate degree programs in CPVA that are aligned with graduate program objectives. The hybrid online Masters of Music Education was approved by the Board of Regents and was authorized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It was also approved by NASM at the June 2015 meeting. An online Master of Music-Music Technology was approved by the Board of Trustees, the Board of Regent’s meeting in July, 2015, NASM, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. This online degree program was designed primarily for two groups of musicians: 1) those who wish to use technology to enhance and expand their current skillset as a performer, educator, or composer and increase their employability, and 2) those who wish to work (or are already working) as technicians in the music profession and wish to expand their knowledge of the platforms currently in use.

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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGES CURRICULUM PROPOSALS 2015-16 UNDERGRADUATE CONSENT ITEMS PVA 2150 Ballroom Dance Backup Ensemble

Title change to Ballroom Dance Intermediate Ensemble The term “backup” did not reflect the intermediate level that was being taught in the course

PVA 2160 Ballroom Dance Touring Ensemble

Prefix change to PVA 3150 It numbers the third level of sequential curriculum to reflect the con tent appropriate for a touring ballroom group

ART 2500 Intermediate Photography

Prerequisite change to ART 1050. This will improve enrollment and lead to an increase in majors and minors

ART 3250 Web Design I

Changed prerequisites to ART 2210

ART 3820 Contemporary Landscape

Deleted this course. Contemporary Landscape is addressed in several other photography courses.

ART 4300 Advanced Web Design

Changed prerequisites to ART 4250 and Foundation Review

ART 4900 Secondary Art Teaching Methods

Changed prerequisites to remove SCED 3200 and add EDUC 3200 and Admission to the College of Education

DANC 1520 Folk/Cultural Dance

Changing sequencing to every Fall Semester

DANC 3010 Rhythmic Form & Analysis

Changing sequencing to Spring Semester, odd years

DANC 3500 Dance History

Changing sequencing to Fall Semester, odd years

DANC 4900 Methods in Dance Education

Title change to Advanced Methods in Dance Education Added Prerequisites of DANC 3900, DANC 3950 and DANC 4915

MUSC 2180 Music Technology

Title change to Technology for Music Educators. Helps differentiate between the different Music Technology courses offered

MUSC 3340 SUU Women Choral Ensemble

Title change to SUU Women’s Choir. Changed prerequisites to “Permission of Instructor”

MUSC 490C Choral Methods

Change prefix to MUSC 4960. Aligns with other courses in the department and college

MUSC 490I Instrumental Methods

Changed prefix to MUSC 4970. Aligns with other courses in the department and college

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THEA 4900 Methods Theatre Arts Education

Added prerequisites of THEA 3900 and THEA 3950. Makes sure students complete THEA 3900 prior to enrolling in THEA 4900 and com plete the new pedagogy course

SUBSTANTIVE ITEMS New course to introduce students to the Ballroom Ensemble Dance Company. Curriculum focuses on choreography for performances, and is preparatory for Ballroom Dance Intermediate Ensemble

AA 3050 Cultural Policy in Context

New course to develop an understanding of international arts and cultural policy through complete immersion in the arts and culture of a selected country

ART 3850 Alternative Processes

New course will explore various types of photographic processes

DANC 1000 Conditioning and Somatic Practicum

New course to introduce students kinesthetically and intellectually to various dance conditioning techniques and somatic practices

DANC 2300 Dance Production and Design

New course to introduce students to the analytical, artistic, and production process required to understand, create, and execute designs for dance performance

DANC 2315 Dance Production and Design Lab

New course to introduce students to the production process required to understand, and execute designs for dance performance

DANC 3950 Methods in Performing Arts

New course to introduce students to methods and Education theories in teaching dance and theatre arts

DANC 4915 Advanced Methods in Dance

New course for practical instruction in course design, Education- Lab including curriculum mapping, syllabus design, unit and lesson design, classroom management and practical application of teaching methods

MUSC 3390 Alternate Currents Performance

New course designed to give students a contemporary Ensemble music performance experience in an ensemble setting

MUSC 4180 Survey of Music Technology

Change from 2 Credit Hours to 3 Credit Hours. Will allow music minors to meet their upper division requirements with this course

THEA 3950 Methods in Performing Arts

New course to introduce students to methods and Education theories in teaching dance and theatre arts Graduate Consent Items

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PVA 1150 Ballroom Dance Beginning

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GRADUATE CONSENT ITEMS AA 6080 Intro to Art Gallery & Museum

Title change to Visual and Performing Arts Studies Studies

AA 6890 Professional Arts Internship

Course description change. Taking the organization list out of the course description distills it down to the learning outcomes of the assistantships no matter the location

AA 7910 Special Projects in Arts Administration

Delete course- This course has a 6000 level equivalent that will house any ‘Special Projects’ as related to the degree program

AA 7950 Final Capstone Internship

Delete course- This course has a 6000 level equivalent that houses the ‘Capstone’ requirement for the degree program

AA7990 Professional Capstone

Delete course- This course has a 6000 level equivalent that houses the ‘Capstone’ requirement for the degree program

MUSC 6110 Music Theory Survey and Pedagogy

Title change to Music Theory Pedagogy. Provides a distinction between the two graduate theory courses that both have Theory Survey in the title

MUSC 6210 Curriculum Organization in

Course sequencing to offer summers of even years

MUSC 6970 Capstone Project Presentation

Title change to Capstone Project Prerequisite change to Permission of Instructor Co-requisite change to MMMT Studio Technology Emphasis only: MUSC 6950. MMMT Performance Technology Emphasis only: MUSC 6960

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SUBSTANTIVE ITEMS AA 6090 Accounting for Arts Administration

New course to teach students basic procedures and concepts for both financial and managerial accounting in arts organization.

MUSC 6220 Music Teaching and Learning

New course that is an investigation of the philosophical and practical theories involving student music teaching and learning

MUSC 6970 Capstone Project Presentation

Credit hours from 1 Credit Hour to 1-3 Credit Hours. By changing the credit hours to a variable the course will be applicable to both master’s degrees in music Degree Programs Undergraduate

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DEGREE PROGRAMS UNDERGRADUATE Clarification of sequencing of courses. To assist students in planning course work the department is adding language to indicate which semester and year specific classes are offered

Dance Performance BA and BS

Clarification of sequencing of courses. To assist students in planning course work the department is adding language to indicate which semester and year specific classes are offered

B.F.A. Studio Arts- Photography Emphasis

Deletion of ART 3820: Contemporary Landscape. Addition of ART 3850: Alternative Processes. This change makes the photography program consistent with the NASAD guidelines for Studio Arts—Photography

BM, BMEd

By adding Women’s Choral Ensemble as another option to remedy the imbalance between women and men in the required major ensembles

Dance Performance, BA

In order to meet the recommendation of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the department is adding a one credit course, DANC 1000 Conditioning and Somatic Practicum, to be required twice for all dance performance majors

Dance Performance, BS

In order to meet the recommendation of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the department is adding a one credit course, DANC 1000 Conditioning and Somatic Practicum, to be required twice for all dance performance majors

Dance Education, BA

Adding two pedagogy courses to the education degree

Dance Education, BS

Adding two pedagogy courses to the education degree

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Dance Education BA and BS

Theatre Arts Secondary Theatre Education

Makes the degree program more easy to under stand and represents the current best methods and approaches to creating highly effective sec ondary education theatre teachers and aligns more to the USOE Licensing/Endorsement requirements

Arts Administration Minor

Provides students an inclusive approach on how to connect the study of business, marketing and communication within the context of the arts

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GRADUATE Master of Arts in Arts Administration

Replace of ACCT 6000 Foundations of Accounting with AA 6090 Accounting for Arts Administrators in the Degree Requirements

Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration

Replace of ACCT 6000 Foundations of Accounting with AA 6090 Accounting for Arts Administrators in the Degree Requirements

Master of Music Education

Change the MUSC designator on all music education courses in the new Master of Music Education Degree to MUED. This will assist in distinguishing between courses designed for the MME and the new Master of Music in Music Technology degree

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PART FOUR:

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS CPVA Undergraduate Enrollment Based on third-week reports, fall semester 2015, CPVA reached a total of 556 declared majors; an increase of 46 students from the previous year. The college is beginning to recover from the “missionary effect” that we felt following 2012.

Art & Design

Music

Theatre Arts & Dance

Arts Admin.

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CPVA SCH Trends Student Credit Hour (SCH) productivity for the last 7 years has decreased since 2012 along with enrollments due to the “missionary effect”. SCH in CPVA is a result of sustainability of majors (outside of general education) and in spite of the required higher contact hours in arts disciplines that impacts SCH generation.

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Graduation Totals SUU’s 2014–15 Fact Book, documented the latest graduate completion year as 2014–15. CPVA graduated 72 students.

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PART FIVE:

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

PART FIVE: STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

In addition to the multiple concerts, productions, exhibitions, and presentations that engage CPVA students, the following are examples of specific achievements during the 2015-16 year:

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Jocelyn Taylor auditioned and was accepted to sing in the Amalfi, Italy Summer Program. Amanda Gagnon auditioned and was accepted to sing in the Redwoods Summer Opera Program in Mendocino, California. Janese Pentico auditioned and was accepted to sing in the Franco-American Summer Program in France.

Andie Szekely was the national USITT Lighting Design Award Winner sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company.

Jordan Sanders, Claire Robinson, and Corlissa Jensen placed in the Cal-Western National Association of Teachers of Singing regional auditions and are eligible to compete in the national preliminary round of collegiate auditions sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Claire Robinson competed in the National level sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Chicago.

Delaney Patterson and Dato Nadiradze presented at the Poster Session of the 2015 UMA Conference at Thanksgiving Point.

Eight AA graduate students (3 MFA and 5 MA) went on the annual Washington DC trip with faculty member, Josh Stavros. They attended the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University and the Arts Advocacy Day conference sponsored by Americans for the Arts (where they lobbied for the arts on Capitol Hill), and went on several arts administration site visits with professionals at the National Gallery, the National Air & Space Museum, the Washington Concert Opera, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Five graduate students on the MFA track will be completing their Capstone Internships at various arts organizations across the West. (1) Christina Focht - Childsplay - Tempe, AZ; (2) Holly Garner - Childsplay - Tempe, AZ; (3) Chelsea Kauffman Repertory Dance - Salt Lake City, UT; (4) Kit Kendall - The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts - Seattle, WA; (5) Delaney Patterson - The Neon Museum - Las Vegas, NV.

Students from the Art & Design Department were chosen for the Find your Park juried show at SUMA

From December 28th through January 5, 2016, Alysa Hinton attended the American Dance Fes-

Dylan Lowe, was accepted to Indiana University’s Graphic Design MFA Program where she will be also be an Associate Instructor teaching Intro to Design.

Alicia McKenney was hired as a graphic designer at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Salt Lake City, UT

Swayzi Jack was hired as a graphic designer for Decorworx, Cedar City, UT

Tanner Eddington was hired as Art Director for MRM-MCANN, Salt Lake City

Gina O’Neal accepted the position of Gallery Manager at the Granary Art Center in Ephraim. Her responsibilities will be to manage the space day-to-day, the book keeping and supply inventory as well as work as supervisor to the interns and volunteers. She will also be responsible for the social media coverage of activities happening at the Gallery and working closely with Directors, Amy Jorgensen and Kelly Brooks.

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Seven graduate students on the MA track will be completing their Final Projects at various arts organizations across the country. (1) Tricia Bishop - Gigi’s Playhouse Theater Troupe – Layton, UT; (2) Stephanie Kruger - Winona Arts Camp – Winona, MN; (3) Bretleigh Sandorf - Development & Special Events Internship - Signature Theatre Company New York, NY; (4) Laura Snyder - Theatre Annex Capital Campaign - Alpine, UT; (5) Andra Thorn - “Ready, Set, PLAY!” Children’s Theatre – Kaysville, UT; (6) Hayley Winslow - WCSD Summer Arts Program – St. George, UT; (7) Jen Zwicky - Y Rep: Fractured Fairy Tales - Eau Claire, WI.

tival’s Winter Intensive held at the Ailey studios in New York City. As a former ADF student, she was offered a full ride scholarship in exchange for working closely with each instructor and musician as their assistant.

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FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS appeared on WDAV Classic Radio for a Performance/Chat: Music of Women Composers, hosted by Joe Brant. During the three day residency at UNC, Christian and Jessica also worked with two of the composers: Sheila Silver is a recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize and Marga Richter’s works have been performed and recorded by orchestras such as the Seattle Symphony, the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In June, Christian and Jessica will be recording a CD of these works that will be released by Albany Records.

In addition to creating, directing, choreographing, designing, and performing in the multiple concerts, productions, exhibitions, and presentations that are part of CPVA’s performance and exhibition season, the following are examples the types of activities our quality faculty are engaged in:

MUSIC

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Dr. Steven Meredith, Associate Professor of Music played a significant role in the completion of the latest album for violinist Jenny Oaks Baker’s titled Awakening, the album features adaptations of well-known classical music by arranger/composer Kurt Bestor. Dr. Meredith and SUU vocal performance student Jordan Sanders provided the bulk of the male vocal tracks for the album. In October 2015, Dr. Meredith released an album of Christmas carols on the EWH Classical Music label for the Warner/Chappell Music Library. This collection of 14 carols will be licensed for use in film and television programming. Warner/Chappell is the largest music licensing organization in the world. In June of 2016, Dr. Meredith will begin production on the next album project for the Warner/Chappell library. The album, tentatively titled Epic Choirs, will include some of the best-known pieces of choral/orchestral music, designed for use in film and television. The project will begin production in Prague (with the City of Prague Symphony), and be completed in the U.S. Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, served on the jury for the Solo Piano and Chamber Ensemble categories of the Enkor Competition, the first ever global online competition for classical performers. He performed with clarinetist Dr. Jessica Lindsey from the University of North Carolina—Charlotte at Monmouth College in November. In April 2016, they performed a recital of works by women composers at UNC Charlotte Center City. They

Dr. Keith Bradshaw completed work on a commission from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition titled American Suite for Violin, Viola, and String Orchestra. The piece was performed on April 21, 2016 by the Orchestra of Southern Utah, with Natalie and Hannah Bradshaw, Soloists. Additionally, he revised his percussion concerto, Canyon Concerto which was performed Feb. 26, 2016 in the Cox Auditorium at Dixie State by the Southwest Symphony, Dr. Lynn Vartan as soloist. As a choral conductor, Dr. Bradshaw was the guest conductor and clinician with the Honor Choir at Altamont High School in October. He also conducts the Red Rock Singers which he founded, a 30-voice community choir in Cedar City, now in their second season.

Carol Ann Modesitt did a presentation with Dr. Samuel Mungo from Texas State University and Dean Anthony, Opera Director of the Brevard Summer Music Festival on Michael Ching’s opera Speed Dating Tonight at the joint conference of the National Opera Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing in January. The conference was held in Indianapolis. She took four singers to the conference who performed during the presentation, Amanda Gagnon, Jocelyn Taylor, Jordan Sanders and Cameron Pruitt. She was also re-elected to be treasurer of NOA at that conference.


ART & DESIGN •

Susan Harris, Professor of Art and Design participated in UT 2015: Utah Arts & Museums Statewide Annual Exhibition Rio Gallery, SLC, UT Nov. 20– January 8, 2016 and won the Juror’s Award and Purchase Award for the State of Utah Permanent Collection, SLC, UT. She participated in six national and regional exhibitions this past year: The FIRM Influence: History in the Making at Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA. October 19–November 7, 2015 Wood Firing for Expression in Contemporary Ceramic Art, Gateway Regional Arts Center, Mt. Sterling KY, Sept. 24–Oct. 26, 2015 Southern Utah Art Invitational Exhibit and Sale, Braithwaite Fine Arts gallery, Cedar City, UT, Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence at Utah State University Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan UT January–February 2016. Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence at Utah State University at the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts, Kansas City, MO, March 2016. Currently serving on the SUMA Advisory Board in the capacity of Chair of the Collections and Conservation Committee. Susan is curating the exhibition Badlands for the fall calendar at SUMA showcasing the photographic and ceramic sculptural work of nationally acclaimed artist Andy Nasisse. Jeff Hanson was invited and attended the Arrowmont Pentaculum in Gatlinburg, TN to participate in an artist residency for sign painters and letterers. While there he worked with SUU Professor Russell Wrankle to establish a partnership program between Arrowmont and SUU Art + Design. They established an agreement for scholarships for two SUU students to attend summer programs

Brian Hoover, had a solo exhibition: A Feast of Dreams at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay Oregon, April 24th–June 27th, 2016. From April 20th–July 9th, 2016, he had a painting accepted into the Springville Museum of Art’s 92nd Annual Spring Salon.

Deborah Snider presented So, You Want to Start an Art Club? Utah Art Education Association Art in the Sun conference presentation, Hurricane, UT, February 2016. Clockworks magazine, Fall/ Winter 2015, Goddard College/Vermont, included listing of her book on Jonathan Talbot, and Dr. Gale Jackson’s March 2015 Eccles Visiting Scholar residency at SUU. Curation of a special issue, Drawing from Within: The Arts and Animated Learning, for The Clearing House, an education journal for middle and high school teachers; this involved issuing a call for papers in 2014, jurying the manuscripts and selecting authors in 2015– 16. It will be published in May/June 2016. She is a Consulting Editor for The Clearing House (ongoing) and co-curator of ABC: Assemblage, Book Art & Collage fall 2015 exhibition in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. This was a collaboration with New York artist Jonathan Talbot, Parowan book artist Sue Cotter, and Dean Richard Saunders and Phil Roché in the Gerald R. Sherratt Library; planning began in 2014. For this national invitational, 52 artworks were selected from artists in 19 states, and hosted numerous associated events in both the Gallery and Library. Work was also borrowed from the Book Art collection at the University of Utah. Deborah had an Art quilt accepted in the 2016 international juried exhibition, Protect the Earth’s Environment, Taiwan Art Quilt Society, April 30–May 29, 2016 at the Taiwan Living Arts Center. Curator: Lin Hsin-Chen.

Sam Davis worked on production for upcoming shows in the fall. The Lawton Gallery on the campus of University of Wisconsin will be hosting a solo show of his recent work in the fall. He is in conversation with a gallery director at the American University in Dubai regarding a possible show in March 2017 to coincide with the Art Dubai art fair. During the summer months he produced examples of photographic processes to be used for his Alternative Photographic Processes class in addition to creating new work while traveling around the Southwest desert. He lead a community art critique for the City of Las Vegas in May and taught a workshop on photographing artwork in June.

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Hala Swearingen, work includes four exhibitions and two awards. First, in December 2015, one of her works titled Star System 363A was juried into the 11th Annual Small Works Show at the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, a national exhibition juried by Amy Williams. She participated in the 2016 Illustrators Utah! Exhibition at Bountiful Davis Art Center in Bountiful, Utah. This statewide competition was juried by Will Terry, and Hala’s piece Any Questions won third place overall. Lastly, her piece Silverspot went on to win its 6th honor. 1525 illustrations from around the world were entered in the Hiii Illustration 2015 International Competition, and Silverspot earned Best of the Best, being one of the top 20 illustrations overall. This competition was juried by Ricardo Martinez Ortega, Nathan Fox, Rod Hunt, Charles Hively, Valeria Petrone, and Sarah Munt. Hiii will be publishing an interview with Hala as well as her piece in the coming months

at Arrowmont for the next three years.

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Jay Merryweather was invited to exhibit sculptural work as part of the 2016 Maloof Foundation Sculpture in the Garden Invitational. He received funds for delivery and installation of the work he presented.

Russell Wrankle attended a weeklong invitational artist residence and retreat experience at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

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Brian Swanson, Associate Professor of Theatre, served as Technical Director for the inaugural season of the Englestad Theatre for the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He presented at USITT National Conference and Stage Expo. The panel was titled What Skills are Professional Scene Shops Looking For? The panel of industry leaders shared what is expected for both graduate and undergraduate students to move forward in the profession.

Richard Bugg produced, directed, and acted in a professional touring production of Driving Miss Daisy that performed in venues in New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, and Florida. He will continue touring the show at various venues in 2017 as well. Richard produced the 14th season of the Neil Simon Festival this summer in Cedar City and traveled with two of the shows to the Egyptian Theatre in Park City.

Denise Purvis presented Creative Exploration in Guatemala—Enriching Education, One Child at a Time at the National Dance Education Organization’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Patricia Meredith presented Water Artistry and Conditioning for Dancers as a presentation of research and an experiential workshop for dance educators in higher education at the American College Dance Festival’s regional conference.

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Rachel Bishop attended the 2015 UMA Conference at Thanksgiving Point as a Board Member At-Large and member of the Professional Development committee, which helped plan the event. At the turn of the new fiscal year of UMA, she was appointed to the UMA Development Committee. As a member of that committee, she helped plan and execute the 2016 Museum Advocacy Day on the Hill in Salt Lake City. Also, as part of that committee, she partnered with the chair to write the 2016 ZAP Tax grant proposal for UMA.


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CPVA Annual Report 2015-16  
CPVA Annual Report 2015-16  

The annual report for 2015-16 from SUU's College of Performing & Visual Arts