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  • Projects Funded through Differential Tuition


    The Caine College of the Arts began accepting proposals for Differential Tuition Funding in 2014-2015. Since then, Differential Tuition has enhanced the experiences of CCA students by making the following projects possible:


    QI Course Development in CCA

    Undergraduate Teaching Fellows

    Matching funding for URCO Grants

    Hashimoto Communications Arts Seminar

    Accompanists for Voice/Acting Majors

    Music Therapy Supervisors

    Student Music Recordings

    Opera Production Funding

    Performance Hall Concert Series

    Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Day



    Student Travel:

    International Trumpet Guild Conference
    International Society of Bassist Convention
    The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival - Region VIII
    The National Association of Broadcasters Show
    Stone Carving Symposium in Colorado
    National Conference on Undergraduate Research
    SPE Nationals Conference
    2017 Tuba Euphonium Conference of the Rockies
    Interior Design Week in New York City
    International Woodfire NC Conference
    American Alliance for Theatre Education

    BFA Acting Senior Showcase in NYC

    USU Chamber Singers to La Via dei Concerti International Music Festival, Italy   (representing USU and USA)

    BFA Acting students to URTA Auditions

    Student Travel to National Conferences, including: UMEA, AATE, KCACTF, USITT, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, International Society of Bassists Convention

    Student Travel to National Competitions, including: Fischoff National Competition, Coleman Competition

    Travel to work with the Juilliard Quartet



    Facilities/Equipment Upgrades:

    Printmaking Studio Improvements

    Hendrickson Solid-State Amplifiers

    Furniture Replacement for the ID Lundberg Studios

    New Exhibition Furniture for the Tippetts Gallery

    Funding for Operating, maintaining, and staffing the Tippetts Gallery

    Hi-Steam Commerical PND-300A Heated Vacuum Ironing Tables

    PGM men's dress forms

    ELMO 1938-1 Document Camera and Projector

    French Horns for Method Classes

    Art & Design Facilities Safety Upgrade

    Media/Projection Computer Upgrade

    Music Department Keyboard Lab Upgrade

    Music Therapy Clinical Instruments

    Piano Repairs and Maintenance

    Photo Studio Lighting Update

    UR Computer Lab Upgrade

    Printing Press (printmaking)

    20,000 Lumens Projector


    Cintiq 27QHD direct-to-screen digital drawing and painting tablets

    Woodwind Techniques Courses Instruments



    Visiting Artists:

    Professional Guest Director Residency

    Madeline Adkins and Jason Hardink Recital and Master Class

    Visiting Music Scholars Series

    Guitarist Andy Summers

    Sheila Bridges, Interior Designer

    Diversify and Enhance the Hashimoto Communication Art Seminar

    Support for the 2017-2018 Wassermann Festival and Concert Series

    The Road to Broadway

    Lectures and a Workshop exploring Art, Science, and Professional Practice

    Series and Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion

    2017-18 Playwrighting & Theatre for Young Audiences Guest Artist

    Side by Side Professional Guest Artists - Lyric Rep

    Maestro Nicholas Kraemer

    Dr. William Carty

    Dr. Lonnie Smith

    James Dunham, Paul Katz and Pei-Shan Lee

    2016 Wassermann Festival Visiting Artists

    The Carter Family Marionettes

    Jazz Ensembles Guest Artist Program

    Noa Kageyama

    First USU Latin American Music Festival:

    Fabiano Chagas, Maria Luisa Harth-Bedoya, Francisco “Pacho” Flores, Eddy Marcano

    John Luther Adams

    Guest Artists at the Lyric Repertory Company

    Adam Nielsen

    Kathryn Eberle

    Maestro Delta David Gier

    Rita Moreno

    Jenn Colella

    Lone Prairie Band

    Miles Redd

    Paul Pfeiffer

    Chris Weaver

    Micheller Dougherty

    Judith Oliver

    Forrest Lesch Middleton & Adam Field

    Ned Kahn

    Dave Douglas

    Noa Kageyama

    Nicole Adkins