CFAC External Relations

I currently work as a writer for the external relations office for BYU’s College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC). I cover different areas within the college and produce feature stories as well as news releases. Stories are posted on various websites including BYU Arts, BYU News and CFAC as well as individual department websites within the CFAC.

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Artist Nina Katchadourian invites students to ‘be curious’

Brooklyn-based Katchadourian came to BYU with Veronica Roberts, the modern and contemporary art curator at the Blanton Museum of Art. While at BYU, the two spent time interacting with students through lectures and studio visits in addition to installing Katchadourian’s exhibit “Curiouser” in the BYU Museum of Art. The message they left with students was fitting — be curious. Read more…


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Alan Menken draws large student crowd to once-in-a-lifetime forum

Menken, a Tony Award-winning and eight time Academy Award-winning composer, made his debut performance at BYU to adoring audiences over the course of two nights. On the second day of his visit, Menken addressed students in a question and answer forum. Read more…



Renée Elise Goldsberry stressed individuality and God during student workshop

The BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts series does more than bring world-renowned artists to BYU’s stage. A key mission of the BRAVO! series is to set up experiences where the artists can work directly with students. Read more…


Feature Articles

News Releases

Choir Participants Spend Spring Term in London

Students experienced choral immersion while attending a study abroad in London — a city known for its rich choral traditions.

Hamilton’ Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry to Open 2017-18 BRAVO! Season

“Hamilton” star Renée Elise Goldsberry brings her versatile talents to the BYU stage in a concert filled with songs that have shaped her life and helped forge her career.

New York Field Experience Provides Experiential Learning Opportunity for Brooklyn Riepl

Brooklyn Riepl plans to work in communications in a big city, but she wanted to get a taste of what it would be like before she graduated. The School of Communications’ New York Field Experience provided that opportunity.

Grammy Award-winning Vocal Ensemble to Perform at BYU

The ground-breaking ensemble Roomful of Teeth brings its mission to “mine the expressive potential of the human voice” as part of BYU’s BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts series.

BYU Alumnus Receives Broadcast Journalism Educator Award

BYU alumnus, Kenneth A. Fischer, was awarded the prestigious Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education, the second BYU alumnus to receive the award.

Julie Fowlis Brings Gaelic Traditions to BYU in BRAVO! Concert

You might recognize her voice from the soundtrack of the Pixar film “Brave” in the songs “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air,” but sharing her talents with Disney is only one way Fowlis shares her Gaelic tradition with national audiences.

BYU Singers Selected to Perform at the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference

BYU singers have been invited to attend the National Collegiate Choral Organization’s 7th biennial national conference in November. They are only one of ten collegiate choral ensembles to be selected for this year’s 2017 conference.

Renowned Guitar Duo Comes to BYU

A guitarist rooted in Jazz and another rooted in Bluegrass may seem like an unlikely duo, but Julian Lage and Christ Eldridge make their acoustic combination work and are successful at what they do.