- East Lawn - Main Campus
- 5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
One of the great traditions at UTSA…please join University President, Dr. Ricardo Romo, as he hosts this annual event where everyone who attends gets a free Bar-B-Q dinner. Free t-shirts will be available while supplies last. Our Campus Recreation staff will provide fun games. The University community may bring their families with them. This event is one you don't want to miss!
Our performer this year is Tim Halperin.
Learn more about Tim Halperin at http://www.timhalperin.com
Singer/songwriter Tim Halperin is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where his love of music began with piano lessons at age six. His extensive performing, song-writing, and roles in a prestigious high school show choir cemented Tim's plans to consider music as a career. As a Texas Christian University Business School Honors student, Tim majored in marketing to develop skills for promoting his music and his brand. During college, Tim made a name for himself with original songs on itunes, the release of an EP, and by garnering MTV recognition.
Recognized as one of the Top 12 Males in this year's American Idol competition, Tim beat out a field of more than 125,000 contestants who auditioned for season 10. His Los Angeles audition singing Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved" gained nationwide attention when judge Jennifer Lopez was captivated by Tim's voice. Tim's duet with contestant Julie Zorrilla on Beatles "Something" earned rave reviews. And with a showcase of "The Last Song", Tim was the first ever competitor to perform an original song on Idol to qualify for the Top 24.
During his time on Idol, millions of viewers were introduced to Tim's fun-loving and genuine personality. His sincerity and warmth was not lost on the media either. Countless interviews followed Tim's exit from Idol. And Kidd Kraddick on 106.1 in Dallas, one of the most influential syndicated radio personalities in the nation, heard Tim on one of their syndicated shows, and decided that his talent had not been given enough of a showcase on Idol.