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As an acclaimed professional school and the center of cultural life at the University of Connecticut, the School of Fine Arts is committed to providing superb education as well as engaging arts exhibits and performances. The school endeavors to grow and continue to be a magnet for artists and intellectuals across the region.

The School of Fine Arts enriches the cultural life of the University of Connecticut community, as well as the state, providing an artistic environment that offers unique expressions of emotion, intellect and spirit. In addition to our stellar academic programs in Dramatic Arts, Music, Art & Art History, and Digital Media & Design, the UConn School of Fine Arts is also home to the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, William Benton Museum of Art, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, von der Mehden Recital Hall, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, and Contemporary Art Galleries. As UConn continues gaining national recognition for excellence, the School of Fine Arts is playing a key role in the University’s ascendance into the list of top 20 public institutions.

View the latest SFA Alumni news letter here.

Lisa Clayton

Featured Alumni

“I have learned so much from the SFA, but I believe it is summarized in this quote: ‘Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.'” - Lisa Clayton '97 (SFA)

 Lisa Clayton is a celebrated music teacher, teaching at the Hartford Seminary, the Hartford Public School system and the University of Connecticut. She has taught in each of these institutions for over 20 years. She is a sought after Gospel Music Clinician, composer and Gospel Music Artist.

Lisa recently was appointed Director of Worship for the New York/Washington Region and the Music Coordinator for the 7th Episcopal District. The district extends from Massachusetts to South Carolina.

She has also been the director of the UConn Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir for over 25 years. On Oct. 7, VOF will honor its founding director, Lorraine Rose Williams, by hosting a ceremony to celebrate the renaming of von der Mehden stage after Williams.

Learn more about Lisa Clayton and other Notable Alumni here.


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Reach out to our advancement team at any time. We’re here to help share all of the inspirational success stories of SFA alumni. 
Emily Auger Murray

Senior Director of Alumni Relations

Emily Auger Murray

Lauren Prause of the UConn Foundation

Senior Director of Development

Lauren Prause