UCF School of Performing Arts Fall 2020 F.A.Q.

For the latest information on what UCF’s plans for returning to campus and fall classes, visit www.ucf.edu/coronavirus/.

Theatre Productions

Out of health and safety concerns for our students, faculty and patrons, Theatre UCF has made the necessary decision not to present live performances this Fall. Instead, we will present several virtual readings that will take place throughout the Fall semester.

The first is a series of four plays that speaks, through theatre, to the importance of having a conversation about racial equality and social justice that is at the heart of the current anti-racist movement. This artistic response to current events brings to life contemporary plays that address the issues of injustice, police brutality and systemic racism against people of color. Each play in this series will be followed by a talkback with the creative team and guest speakers.

Following this series, Theatre UCF will present a virtual reading of Much Ado About Nothing with a new modern verse translation by Ranjit Bolt.

Visit the Theatre UCF production auditions page for information on how to get involved.


Music

As we continue into the fall semester, your safety and best education are central to all decisions. Most important to those ends is communicating the most accurate and current details about how we will be operating. Some decisions are more involved than others, based on the university administration's ability to gather the most prudent data, so we value your understanding and always welcome your questions. One determination that was made recently focuses on the safety of singing and playing instruments indoors. Based in the best science currently available, the decision has been made that until conditions and/or data supports otherwise, singing and playing wind instruments should not be done indoors on campus.

Please Note the Following:

  1. ALL ENSEMBLES WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE, so music students should still plan for ensemble auditions and participation as you always have. Further details regarding remote ensemble auditions will be forthcoming, so please continue to monitor your Knights Email. While our choral and many of our instrumental ensembles may not look as we've been accustomed when we start in the fall, please know that ensemble directors have been putting a great deal of time and energy into designing and planning activities that are innovative and inspiring while maintaining appropriate focus on individual safety, and they will be excited to share these experiences with you.

    If you plan on participating in ensembles this semester, please fill out the appropriate form at https://music.cah.ucf.edu/ensembleauditions.php.

    If you are a music major and plan to defer your ensemble participation for Fall 2020 to a later semester, please fill out this form: https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5toV5C3SWeL31dP.
  2. APPLIED LESSONS in voice, woodwinds, and brass will be delivered via remote instruction. You should be in direct communication with your applied lesson instructor to manage those details. For students who do not have reliable internet off-campus, we are arranging for a set of music practice rooms to be taken offline and outfitted with equipment that wil allow students to use them specifically for this remote instruction. These rooms will be scheduled and managed such that ample safety protocols for ventilation and sanitizing between uses will assure safety.
  3. FINALLY, UCF's administration is dedicated to monitoring data and scientific guidance, so as we progress through the semester, should health conditions speak to a safe return to more normal practices, those decisions will be made in real time and communicated to you as they are made.

Courses

With the guidance of the university, some courses will be offered in-person on campus. However, most classes will offer a way to enroll in the class remotely. For questions, first refer to www.ucf.edu/coronavirus/ and if the answer is not there, contact the instructor for the class.