It's time! Many exciting changes are upon us as we enter the 2015-2016 Season of the Arts. Our new Vision for the Arts at Texas Tech is a powerful tool for synchronizing the dynamic energy generated in our three Schools, and forms the core of Explore. Dream. Discover., a major philanthropic initiative that lays the groundwork for the long-term future of the college.
It’s time to start another very exciting year of performances and exhibitions in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance. As we welcome the new title of “School” to the Theatre & Dance program, we are proud to be the only public university in Texas to boast accreditation in all four areas: Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance. The Schools have many exciting events planned, which will showcase the talents and scholarship of all our faculty and students across the spectrum of the Arts. Performances, lectures, productions and exhibitions by students and faculty are featured throughout the year. Many of these highlight the work of graduating seniors and graduate students as they complete the studies and training that will launch their careers. Guest artists and performers from around the world join us, and our annual fundraising and scholarship events recognize the valuable support all three Schools receive from our communities.
Finally, it’s time to bid farewell to our Dean of the last eight years, Carol Edwards, whose skillful and dedicated leadership has built the momentum we are excited to carry forward today. Carol will be moving to the next stage in her distinguished career as an Arts administrator as she assumes the position of Dean and CEO of Florida State University, Panama City. We wish her the best in this new endeavor. The Explore. Dream.
Discover. initiative is her parting gift to us, and what a gift it is! We invite you to join us as a new supporter, or renew your past support for the CVPA.
Andrew W. Martin, M.F.A.