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Potter to Perform in Vero Beach Opera

February 14, 2011  Baritone Thomas Potter will sing the two roles of Dr. Bartolo and Antonio in a fully staged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro on Sunday, March 20. The performance will take place in the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets available through calling 772-564-5537....

UCF Theatre Student “Best Performer in the World”

December 01, 2010  Rebecca Galarza, a junior and Musical Theatre major at the University of Central Florida, was recently chosen as the Best Female Performer in the World by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions during its Brass Ring Awards. The IAAPA Brass Ring conference and award ceremony, held Nov. 17...

Flute Students Perform Well in Recent Competitions

November 30, 2010  Adriane Hill won the concerto competition 2010 Sophomore Stephanie Hoeckley – Finalist Florida Young Artist Junior Kate Nichols Alternate Florida Young Artist Sophomore

John Almeida to present at 64th annual "Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic"

November 04, 2010  John Almeida has been invited to present a clinic at the 64th Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL. The event will take place Dec. 15–18, 2010. Mr. Almeida’s clinic is entitled “Sound Ideas on Playing the Trumpet” and will be presented on Friday morning Dec. 17. The clinic...

Rebecca Galarza Selected as Finalist for IAAPA Brass Ring Awards

November 01, 2010  Congratulations to Rebecca Galarza for becoming a finalist for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Brass Ring Awards – Best Female Performer of the Year! The IAAPA Membership is composed of every Amusement Park, Waterpark, zoo, or public attraction in the world. Brass Ring Awards deliver recognition to...

Potter joins Orlando Philharmonic for "Home for the Holidays"

October 25, 2010  UCF Opera Director and baritone Thomas Potter will perform as soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for its “Home for the Holidays” concert—two performances at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 27. Highlights will include “O Holy Night”, “Panis Angelicus”, and “White Christmas”. For more information, please...

Jeff Rupert at the Kennedy Center

October 07, 2010  Jeff Rupert performs at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on October 30 with singer Kevin Mahogany. Mahogany will sing one of Rupert’s compositions from his latest album, From Memphis to Mobile. Rupert will provide saxophone accompaniment during the performance. With his gift for bebop, ballads, blues, and swinging jazz,...

UCF Choir Breathes Life Into Mahler's Masterpiece

September 28, 2010  On Saturday, September 25 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 113 students in the UCF Choir sang one of the most challenging and beloved symphonies ever composed. Throughout September, the students prepared for the Orlando Philharmonic’s opening night concert. They performed Gustav Mahler’s symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” alongside the...

Justin Sargent joins Broadway production of Rock of Ages

July 09, 2010  Justin Sargent is joining the Broadway production of Rock of Ages. Though originally cast in the national tour, he has been selected for the Broadway production and is currently in rehearsals. Justin graduated from UCF with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre in 2008. Since he graduated, Justin has worked professionaly...

Thomas Potter with the Orlando Philharmonic

June 16, 2010  Thomas Potter will be featured as soloist in two Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performances of Handel’s Messiah. The performances will take place on Saturday, December 11 in Celebration, FL and Monday, December 13 at the Margeson Theater, located in the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Centre, as part of the Orlando...

Thomas Potter with the Festival Singers of Florida

June 16, 2010  Thomas Potter will be featured as guest baritone soloist with the Festival Singers of Florida during a performance on October 2 at the First United Methodist Church of Orlando.

Wind Ensemble to perform at summer conventions

May 21, 2010  The UCF Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the American School Band Directors Association‘s 58th Annual Convention and the Florida Bandmasters Association‘s Summer Convention. The two prestigious music conferences are being held concurrently in Orlando. The Wind Ensemble will perform at the Hilton Orlando on Thursday, July 8...

Thad Anderson performs on UCF-TV

May 05, 2010  UCF-TV features gifted musician Thad Anderson during an installment of UCF Performs, a program dedicated to the best in UCF concerts and musical performances. Anderson performs “Vignette for Solo: Ever Upward.” In an intimate setting, Thad combines his love for music with a multimedia video display that gives the audience...

Mill's documentary to play at Florida Film Festival

April 08, 2010  Lisa Mills’ award-winning documentary, The Young Composers Challenge will make its theatrical debut at the 2010 Florida Film Festival at the Enzian Theatre in Maitland on Sunday, April 11 at 3:45 p.m. and at Winter Park Village Regal Cinema Sunday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m. The Young Composers Challenge is...

Weremchuk performs with the Duke Ellington Orchestra

February 01, 2010  George Weremchuk performs with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on Friday, February 5 at 8:00pm at the Plaza Theatre in Orlando and two shows on February 6 at Largo Cultural Center in Largo, Florida.

Weremchuk and Marshall at NASA conference

February 01, 2010  George Weremchuk performs Christopher Marshall’s “High Flight” at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at the University of Georgia on March 4, 2010. The NASA conference features performances, papers, panels, lecture-recitals, master classes, and other presentations that relate to saxophone performance, pedagogy, and research.

Theatre student wins Miss Orlando Title

January 25, 2010  Vicky DiSanto, a junior majoring in Musical Theatre, has been awarded the title of Miss Orlando 2010. She will represent the city at the Miss Florida Pageant in St. Petersburg, FL in July. This was DiSanto’s first time competing in a pageant. Her scholarship winnings, sponsored by the Gracia B....

Knight Winds perform at FMEA conference

December 10, 2009  On Thursday, January 7, the Knight Winds will perform at the Florida Music Educators Association conference in Tampa, Florida, under the direction of Nora Lee Garcia and George Weremchuk.

Alumna To Perform as Lead Soprano in Upcoming Productions

November 19, 2009  Michele Brache has been cast for the lead soprano roles of the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro in February 2010 and Marie Antoinette in The Ghosts of Versailles in May 2010.

Thad Anderson presents at 2009 PASIC Convention

October 29, 2009  Thad Anderson will present a poster presentation titled “John Cage’s Fourth Construction: An Imaginary Landscape” at the 2009 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit the PASIC Web site.