Roxanne Minnish

Assistant Professor of Instruction - ATEC
ATC 1.911
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


CARE Award Recipient - UT Dallas [2015]


UT Dallas - Commencement Motion Graphics
2011/01–2001/05 Debuted as a pre-roll to the UT Dallas commencement ceremonies, this short film highlights facts both informative and fun about the University and it students. 
Directed by Isaac Murray
Motion Graphics by Isaac Murray
Sound Design by Roxanne Minnish
Viking Eggeling: Symphonie Diagonal
2009/08–2009/12 Made in 1924. It was the only movie that remained after Viking Eggeling. He would die in 1925. A first movie of him, Horizontal-vertical Orchestra, is lost. Try to watch it with and without sound: you'll realize the perfect equivalence between the structures used by the musical language and the structures used by the cinematic language. Actually his movie is a cinematic ballet, which was fertile space for Eggeling to find the equivalence with the harmonic and contrapuntal structures. I wrote the music to this film as one of my graduate school projects.


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

Cara Mia Theatre's "Remember. Breathe. Dream." wins TACA Resiliency Initiative Award.
Andrew F. Scott & The ATEC LightSquad's large-scale contemplative installation, 'Agape,' weaves the teachings of Zen Master Dr. Ruben Habito and transforms the Cara Mia Theatre of the Dallas Latino Cultural Center. This piece is one of the five multimedia installations a part of Remember. Breathe. Dream. Curated by David Lozano.  The LightSquad is committed to creating visual experiences that are both technically compelling and socially relevant. A variety of techniques and processes were employed to develop this work. Projection mapping, sound, and lighting are the primary techniques used to convey the immersive experience in the Cara Mía Theatre. 

Andrew F. Scott Artistic Director 
Matthew Unkenholz Technical Director 
Roxanne Minnish:  Music Composer Sound Design 
Koby Wheeler, student: Principal Video Editor 

Video contributions:
Liz Trosper, faculty 
Athena Shen, student 
Omar Davila, alumni 
Pablo Reyes, alumni 
Laura Victore
Maedeh Asgharpour, graduate student 

Video Documentation:
Andrew F. Scott

Technical assistance:  
Evan Acuna, student
Vic Simon, alumni
The Making of MotherBoard
The MotherBoard project was created by faculty, students and some alumni from The University of Texas at Dallas. It depicted the past, present and future of the city of Richardson as a tech hub. 
Eisemann Edge MotherBoard
MotherBoard, a new sculpture installation created by the ATEC LightSquad from The University of Texas at Dallas will be unveiled March 6, 2020 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts at 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. The installation will remain on exhibit from March 7-29 in the Eisemann Center’s Forrest & Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery. The large art display will highlight the past, present and future of the city of Richardson as a tech hub.
Motherboard: Richardson’s High-Tech Past, Present, and Future Honored in New UTD Art Installation
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.
Musician Terence Blanchard Gets Real About Race
"Caravan," the musician's largest project to date, tackles racial injustice and uses music as a vehicle to start an important conversation. Music brings people together. It is a form of societal glue that all can experience, regardless of upbringing or background. John Denver once said of the art form, “It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics, or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.”


Wellness Committee Chair
UT Dallas Wellness Committee