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UCF Concert Band Brings Fantasy-Themed Concert to Special Needs Students

April 26, 2023  Audience members jumped with excitement as fantasy creatures leaped from the screen during the “Terrific Beasts and Mystical Creatures” concert.

This Stage Manager Set the Stage for Her Career at UCF

April 24, 2023  Sarah Nicholson ’21 spoke with Anyelina Izzo of Her Campus to discuss her career as a stage manager.

Guitarist Bobby Koelble On Tour with All-Star Band

April 24, 2023  Jazz guitar instructor Bobby Koelble has been touring with tribute band Death to All.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF Provides Music Worth Celebrating as Festival Wraps Up

April 24, 2023  Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel says UCF Celebrates the Arts is “definitely worth celebrating.” 

Christine Lapka Interviewed About Accessible Concert Series

April 24, 2023  UCF’s Inclusive Knights concert series helps music education students learn how to teach diverse populations while providing a welcoming experience to people with autism and intellectual disabilities.

UCF Helps Develop Theater Program to Put Mental Health Center Stage in High Schools

April 24, 2023  Local high school students took to the stage to perform three plays concerning mental health at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Unlike traditional plays, the audience was able to give their feedback afterward and join in a panel discussion about how mental health discussions affect society.

Student-Led Production “Race to Infinity” Brings Latin-American Stories Into the Spotlight

April 20, 2023  “Race to Infinity” is a student-written play about how cultural norms and generational trauma affect a high school girl named Sara. “It resonates with me differently than any other play I’ve read before because it is so raw and new,” co-director and junior BA theatre studies major Hilary Pardey-Hernandez said.

“The Clock Keeps Ticking”: UCF Dance Student Makes Debut in Choreography

April 17, 2023  UCF senior social worker major and dance minor Sabrina Landa said pain started after three months of dancing on pointe, a result of stress fractures caused by malnutrition brought on by her eating disorder.

Student Playwright Discusses New Play “Race to Infinity” on CAH Podcast

April 10, 2023  Gian Arellano, artistic director of Project Spotlight and theatre studies undergraduate, discusses his new play, “Race to Infinity”, which will be performed at UCF Celebrates the Arts next week.

Students, Faculty and Staff Honored at 2023 Founders’ Day Ceremonies

April 06, 2023  CAH faculty, students and staff were recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, mentoring, research, professional service at UCF’s annual Founders’ Day celebrations.

Stars Align at 2023 UCF Celebrates the Arts: First-ever Alumni Showcase Debuts

April 05, 2023  So much talent! Join us for the first-ever UCF Alumni Showcase at the 2023 UCF Celebrates the Arts on Friday, April 14 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando.

Female Professionals Discuss Entertainment Industry with Students

April 04, 2023  Female professionals from various aspects of the entertainment industry discuss their experiences and answer questions from students during Women’s History Month on Tuesday.

Theatre UCF Performs “Bright Star” Musical

March 31, 2023  With intricate choreography, comedic lines and breathtaking vocals, “Bright Star” premiered Thursday night as Theatre UCF’s second musical and final production of the 2022-2023 academic year.

CAH-nversations: Dean Moore Discusses Past, Present and Future of UCF Celebrates the Arts

March 28, 2023  In the second episode of CAH-nversations: A College of Arts and Humanities Podcast, Jeff Moore, dean of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, discusses the intersection of arts and technology as well as the history of UCF Celebrates the Arts.

UCF Student Dancer Uses Choreography to Bring Awareness to Eating Disorders

March 28, 2023  For UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023, former ballet dancer Sabrina Landa has choreographed a dance that is inspired by her personal struggles and aims to make others feel seen.

Orlando Sentinel: ‘Bright Star’ Illuminates Hope, Optimism When We Need It Most

March 28, 2023  Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel calls Bright Star “a beacon of hope in our cynical world.”

Alumna Calla MacNamara Brings Arts to Community

March 28, 2023  Using her education, expertise and relationships, alumna Calla MacNamara has brought the arts to her local community.

Theatre UCF’s “Bright Star” Tugs at Heart and Banjo Strings

March 28, 2023  Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickel, Bright Star reveals the redemptive power of love through bittersweet bluegrass tunes. Following one woman’s journey through hope and heartache, audiences will find an antidote to cynicism in this unapologetically sentimental serenade.

CAH Alumnus Scores New Movie, “The Tutor,” Opening this Weekend

March 23, 2023  Alexander Bornstein ’09 recently recorded his original score for “The Tutor,” a movie opening this weekend. Above, Bornstein conducts the Budapest Art Orchestra at a studio in Hungary.

Music Improves Our Memory, Says Ayako Yonetani

March 21, 2023  Research has shown that music can have a positive impact on memory retention and stress reduction during academic tasks.