Roxanne Minnish

Assistant Professor of Instruction - ATEC
 
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Artful Sounds
Minnish Photography
Tags: Design & Technology Communication & Culture Photography Sound Design

Professional Preparation

M.F.A - Arts and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas
B.A. - Music
Thomas Edison State College

Awards

CARE Award Recipient - UT Dallas [2015]

Projects

Motherboard: Richardson’s High-Tech Past, Present, and Future Honored in New UTD Art Installation
2019/08–2020/03 Named MotherBoard, the installation is composed of steel, LED lighting, and projection elements. It was funded by the Eisemann Edge Endowment Fund, then created by ATEC faculty, students, and alumni at UTD. Once completed, the massive display demonstrates a celebration of Richardson’s history, accomplishments, and technological contributions.
Could We Ever…?
2019/03–2019/06 A podcast that shines a light on UT Dallas experts and asks them to tackle questions you never knew you needed answered — from science to art and more. Music written and recorded by Roxanne Minnish.
Comets Discuss
2019/02–2019/06 Conversations with UT Dallas faculty and staff about current events and issues. Music written and recorded by Roxanne Minnish.
Design II Fashion Show, Plano Artfest
2018/01–2018/05 The students of Roxanne Minnish’s Design II class took to the runway Saturday for an outdoor fashion showcase of their already popular cardboard wearables. Constructed primarily — if not completely — from recycled cardboard, the student-designed costumes ran the gamut from medieval warriors to a cascade of roses to Spongebob Squarepants. Immediately afterwards, the attending students paraded along the street so that all in attendance could admire their craftwork.
Music Dedicated to the Rose Hall of Birds, Perot Museum
2012/01–2012/11 I wrote this music for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science's Rose Hall of Birds.  Undergraduate students from The University of Texas at Dallas composed MusicScapes for the other eleven galleries.  This project began in January of this year.  The students have worked very hard over the past eleven months.  I am so proud of them!

Presentations

Students to Discuss Sound Designs for Art Exhibit
2010/05–2010/08 The sound design project is the most ambitious in the history of UT Dallas’ collaboration with the DMA. The students’ work responds to the coastal landscape paintings and other artworks on display, with the audio creations conceived to support the immersive qualities—intellectual, psychological and sensorial—of the exhibition itself. 

News Articles

With Caravan, Terence Blanchard Brings Racial Healing into the Discussion at Soluna
Caravan: A Revolution on the Road brought a new level of consciousness to the programming at this year’s Soluna International Music and Arts Festival. Executed with movements and stories told in a choreography of mixed practices, this multidimensional piece lent itself to perspectives aimed at racial healing with a musician’s flare.
New ATEC Tradition Takes Shape
They aren’t cosplayers who took a wrong turn on their way to a comic book convention. They’re students. And the handmade cardboard suits they’ve donned are being graded.
Faculty, Students Show Their Colors at Plano Artfest
The students of Roxanne Minnish’s Design II class took to the runway Saturday for an outdoor fashion showcase of their already popular cardboard wearables. Constructed primarily — if not completely — from recycled cardboard, the student-designed costumes ran the gamut from medieval warriors to a cascade of roses to Spongebob Squarepants. Immediately afterwards, the attending students paraded along the street so that all in attendance could admire their craftwork.
Behind-the-Scenes: The Making of Coastlines Soundscapes
The Coastlines sound installation was created by graduate students and faculty in the Arts and Technology program at the University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with undergraduate students in the School of Information and Communication and Media Engineering at the Université du Sud Toulon-Var (USTV), in Toulon, France.  The project began in September 2009 with several planning meetings between UT Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art focusing on exhibition themes and artworks, as well as technological possibilities. UT Dallas faculty and students presented a proof of concept demonstration in December 2009 for the multilayer sound design and use of hyperdirectional speakers. In January 2010, under the direction of UT Dallas professor Dr. Frank Dufour, students selected works of art in the Coastlines exhibition and began composing sonic interpretations for these works. Lead graduate students Michael Austin and Jason Barnett also began work on the conceptual and technical development of the overall multilayer sound design.
ATEC Students Design Sound for New Perot Museum
When the Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens this weekend, the state-of-the-art facility will feature the work of Arts and Technology students from The University of Texas at Dallas. 

The students worked closely with Dufour and Roxanne Minnish, a UT Dallas sound design instructor, composer and project manager, and with museum officials to refine their designs throughout the semester.

Affiliations

Wellness Committee Chair
2006/08–2009/05
UT Dallas Wellness Committee