Fine Arts Upcoming Events

Women's Studies Guest Speaker - Dr. Matthew Hoch

Tue, Aug 27, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Haley Center 3166

featuring Dr. Matthew Hoch, associate professor of voice

"Music by Women: Past, Present, and Future"

Throughout history, women composers have routinely encountered societal issues that hindered their creative endeavors. Even in the twenty-first century, women are far less represented on concert programs than their male counterparts. A recent survey of major American orchestras revealed that the work of women composers comprised only 1.8% of concert programs, and women do not fare much better as writers of musicals and film scores. This presentation will look at historical reasons for this imbalance, analyze the present situation, and look optimistically toward a future in which there is more parity between female and male composers in the music world.

Dr. Matthew Hoch is Associate Professor of Voice in the Department of Music at Auburn University. Among his many publications are articles in the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music and a recently published book, So You Want to Sing Music by Women, coauthored with Linda Lister. Hoch is affiliate faculty in women’s studies at Auburn University, where he developed the
institution’s first-ever Women in Music course, offered at both undergraduate and graduate levels and in live and online formats.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arianne Gaetano at

Breeden Scholar Lecture - Esteban Del Valle

Tue, Sep 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Biggin Hall 005

The Colege of Liberal Arts and the Department of Art and Art History invite you to attend a lecture by  Esteban Del Valle, the 2020 Breeden Scholar. 

Esteban del Valle is an interdisciplinary artist born in Chicago, Illinois in 1984. He completed his MFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, where he received a Presidential Scholarship and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. His work investigates the performance of leadership, the role of the artist as a public figure, and the effects of class and privilege on institutions in the form of paintings, murals, sculpture and video art. He has exhibited internationally, working with galleries and organizations such as Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany; Fundacion-Taller Silvano Lora, Santo Domingo; Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC; VisArts in Rockville, MD, and Superchief Gallery, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.

Del Valle has been the recipient of several visual arts residencies and fellowships including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Fine Arts Work Center, and Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program. He has also been awarded residencies at Chulitna Lodge in Lake Clark, Alaska, Hub-Bub in Spartanburg, SC, Djerassi in Woodside, CA, and received a fellowship from the Arts Student League in New York. Del Valle executes mural projects internationally, and is currently a second-year Visual Artist Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Giovanna Summerfield at

Extraordinary Women Lecture Series

Thu, Sep 26, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Telfair Peet Theatre

The community is invited to the Extraordinary Women Lecture Series featuring Tarana J. Burke, civil rights activist and Me Too Movement founder. The event will be held at the Telfair Peet Theatre and is hosted by the School of Communication and Journalism and the Women's Leadership Institute in the College of Liberal Arts. The event is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and other campus units. Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, contact Joan Harrell, diversity coordinator fof the School of Communication and Journalism at