Pianist Kathryn Fouse is Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. In addition to her commitment to education, she continues to maintain an active performing career with recent appearances in such venues as the
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, the World Piano Conference (Novi Sad, Serbia) and the soundSCAPE New Music Festival (Maccagno, Italy) as well as throughout the United States. She holds degrees in Piano Performance from Baylor University (BM), Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (MM) and the University of North Texas (DMA). Her principal teachers include Eugenia O’Reilly, David Albee, Ruth Slenczynska, and Pamela Mia Paul. Dr. Fouse enjoys sharing her passion for new music with audiences and actively seeks collaborative ventures with like-minded artists. Her research into connections between art and music has been presented at such esteemed institutions as the University of Illinois, Baylor University, the Dallas Art Museum, Gothenburg University (Sweden) and the Norwegian State Academy of Music (Oslo) as well as for the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, and the International Conference on The Arts in Society.
Email Kathryn at KFouse@umhb.edu
Larry Thompson is an artist, and serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Art and Design at Samford University. Thompson holds a BFA in Art and Design from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and an MFA in Painting from The University of North Texas. In addition to this project, Aural Vision, Thompson's recent work includes The Infanttree Project, a year-long project funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Space One Eleven in Birmingham, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The project which opened on September 11, 2015 in Birmingham, and culminated with select pieces being exhibited at the Pentagon in September of 2016 examines the impact of war in post-9/11 America. Thompson's works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is an active member of the College Art Association, routinely serving as Career Mentor for junior faculty at CAA's annual conference. Examples of Thompson's work can be found at www.artbylarrythompson.com.
Email Larry at Lthompso@samford.edu