Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities

Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities
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In February 2012, The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities to recognize student achievement in these areas. To acknowledge student achievement in the arts and humanities, The University of Texas System Board of Regents will commend outstanding students and student groups excelling in one of three areas: the musical arts, the visual arts, and creative writing.  The specific area for recognition will vary each year. The awards program is designed to provide a framework that fosters excellence in student performance, rewards outstanding students, stimulates the arts and humanities, and promotes continuous quality in education.

 

In 2015, The UT System Board of Regents will recognize student excellence in the musical arts in two categories: Solo/Duet Performance and Group Performance. A monetary award will be made in the winners’ names to the department of their choice: $1,500 for Solo/Duet Performance and $2,500 for Group Performance.

 

If interested in applying for the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities, please contact your institution’s provost office for an application and instructions.

Timeline

Fall 2014 Call for Nominations sent to the institutions
February 13, 2015 Nominations, including video recording of performance, are due to the Office of Academic Affairs. Review of nominations by an independent panel will begin.
April 1, 2015 Award recipients are announced
May 2015 Award recipients are invited to attend the Board of Regents meeting

Nomination Process

Each campus president will recommend up to three student groups and three solo or duets for award consideration. The president will determine the internal process required, including whether the nomination process begins at the department level, the college level, or an alternative access point.

Eligibility

The awards are open to undergraduate students studying at a UT institution. For student groups, all members must be enrolled as undergraduate students at the institution and at least 75% of the group must be enrolled full-time taking at least 12 semester credit hours. For individual students and duets, all students must be enrolled full-time.

General Criteria

  •  Evidence of academic excellence.
  •  Commitment to the arts through participation in university and community activities.

The Selection Process

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) will administer the program on behalf of the UT System Board of Regents. The awards will be determined by a selection committee appointed by the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. OAA staff will review all recommendations and will forward those candidates meeting the specified criteria to the selection committee for consideration. The selection committee will be comprised of experts in the musical arts, recruited from outside the UT System. 

Rewards/Recognition 

  • Recognized as a winner of the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Arts and Humanities Award in the Musical Arts. 
  • A $1,500 monetary award for solo/duet performance and a $2,500 award for group performance in the winner’s name to the department listed on the application. The designated program or department which receives the monetary prize may award the money to the student winner or other student projects, or use the proceeds at the department’s discretion. 
  • Award winners may be asked to share their work at a Board of Regents’ meeting, dinner or other gatherings during the year. 
  •  Award winners may have the opportunity to publicly showcase work.

Previous Winners

In 2012, The UT System Board of Regents awarded its first Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in the Musical Arts.

  • Pianist Joseph Choi, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, was recognized in the outstanding instrumental performance by an individual or duo category.
  • The Hill-Country Reed Trio, a chamber music ensemble consisting of UT Austin students Jonathon Pearson Altizer (bassoon), Stephanie Chung (clarinet) and Angela Park (oboe), was recognized in the outstanding musical performance by a group category.

In 2013, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in the Visual Arts.

  • Bryce Bennett, a senior at The University of Texas at Arlington, was selected in the two-dimensional category for his exceptional photographic prints.
  • Zoe Berg, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected for her creative three-dimensional displays.

In 2014, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Creative Writing.

  • Catherine Cleary, a student at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected for excellence in poetry writing.
  • Samantha Jones, a student at The University of Texas at Arlington, was selected for excellence in short fiction.
  • Alison Ochoa, a student at The University of Texas at San Antonio, was selected for excellence in short fiction.

Wanda Mercer, Ph.D. is coordinating this program on behalf of UT System.

 

Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities

 

In February 2012, The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities to recognize student achievement in these areas. To acknowledge student achievement in the arts and humanities, The University of Texas System Board of Regents will commend outstanding students and student groups excelling in one of three areas: the musical arts, the visual arts, and creative writing.  The specific area for recognition will vary each year. The awards program is designed to provide a framework that fosters excellence in student performance, rewards outstanding students, stimulates the arts and humanities, and promotes continuous quality in education.

 

In 2015, The UT System Board of Regents will recognize student excellence in the musical arts in two categories: Solo/Duet Performance and Group Performance. A monetary award will be made in the winners’ names to the department of their choice: $1,500 for Solo/Duet Performance and $2,500 for Group Performance.

 

If interested in applying for the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities, please contact your institution’s provost office for an application and instructions.

 

Timeline

 

                Fall 2014:                              Call for Nominations sent to the institutions

February 13, 2015:           Nominations, including video recording of performance, are due to the Office of Academic Affairs. Review of nominations by an independent panel will begin.

April 1, 2015                        Award recipients are announced

May 2015                             Award recipients are invited to attend the Board of Regents meeting

 

Nomination Process

Each campus president will recommend up to three student groups and three solo or duets for award consideration. The president will determine the internal process required, including whether the nomination process begins at the department level, the college level, or an alternative access point.

 

Eligibility

The awards are open to undergraduate students studying at a UT institution. For student groups, all members must be enrolled as undergraduate students at the institution and at least 75% of the group must be enrolled full-time taking at least 12 semester credit hours. For individual students and duets, all students must be enrolled full-time.

General Criteria

·         Evidence of academic excellence.

·         Commitment to the arts through participation in university and community activities.

 

The Selection Process

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) will administer the program on behalf of the UT System Board of Regents. The awards will be determined by a selection committee appointed by the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. OAA staff will review all recommendations and will forward those candidates meeting the specified criteria to the selection committee for consideration. The selection committee will be comprised of experts in the musical arts, recruited from outside the UT System.   

Rewards/Recognition: 

  • Recognized as a winner of the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Arts and Humanities Award in the Musical Arts. 
  • A $1,500 monetary award for solo/duet performance and a $2,500 award for group performance in the winner’s name to the department listed on the application. The designated program or department which receives the monetary prize may award the money to the student winner or other student projects, or use the proceeds at the department’s discretion. 
  • Award winners may be asked to share their work at a Board of Regents’ meeting, dinner or other gatherings during the year. 

·         Award winners may have the opportunity to publicly showcase work.

 

 

 

 

Previous Winners

In 2012, The UT System Board of Regents awarded its first Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in the Musical Arts.

 

Pianist Joseph Choi, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, was recognized in the outstanding instrumental performance by an individual or duo category.

 

The Hill-Country Reed Trio, a chamber music ensemble consisting of UT Austin students Jonathon Pearson Altizer (bassoon), Stephanie Chung (clarinet) and Angela Park (oboe), was recognized in the outstanding musical performance by a group category.

 

In 2013, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in the Visual Arts.

 

Bryce Bennett, a senior at The University of Texas at Arlington, was selected in the two-dimensional category for his exceptional photographic prints.

 

Zoe Berg, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected for her creative three-dimensional displays.

 

In 2014, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Creative Writing.

 

Catherine Cleary, a student at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected for excellence in poetry writing.

 

Samantha Jones, a student at The University of Texas at Arlington, was selected for excellence in short fiction.

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