Texas Tech is justifiably proud that we are one of the few public universities in the state of Texas where art, music, theatre, and dance are all accredited. Each unit works hard to achieve this distinction, and while the assessment criteria between the arts are related, each discipline faces challenges inherent to its specific field to earn this honor.
While many students were relaxing in sunny locales and enjoying time off for Spring Break, seventeen of our dance students participated in the American College Dance Association South-Central Conference at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
The late Stephen Sondheim’s "A Little Night Music" argues for the importance of loving well, which resonates even more soundly after his passing in November. After the brilliant composer’s death, the theatre world has been reflecting on his legacy. Sondheim’s body of work is massive, earning 6 Tony Awards for best Musical Score, 5 for Best Musical, a Pulitzer Prize, a Kennedy Center Honor, and more. All of his works are fascinating, but "A Little Night Music" is one of his best.
Troy Scarborough, a second year PHD student at Texas Tech, relies on his theatre background, what he believes to be required training for the next generation of theater makers, in his role as a graduate student representative on the season selection committee.