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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.

Jeff Rupert swings From Memphis To Mobile

October 27, 2009  Random Act Records presents From Memphis to Mobile, a new album from Jeff Rupert. Rupert, a master saxophonist, is featured in quartet and duet settings, with accompaniment from John Jenkins (drums) and virtuoso pianist Kenny Drew, Jr. as well as fellow UCF faculty members Richard Drexler (bass) and Lyman Brodie...

Yonetani Selected for Florida State Touring Roster

October 27, 2009  Ayako Yonetani was re-selected as an official artist for the 2010-2012 Florida State Touring roster. Yonetani was first selected for the 2006-2008 seasons, and this is the third time she was selected. She is the only official violinist in the state.

St. Claire Participates in Semester At Sea

October 21, 2009  Sybil St. Claire, a lecturer in the Department of Theatre, was one of 35 faculty members from universities across the nation selected to sail as an Instructor aboard the MV Explorer as part of Semester at Sea’s Summer 2009 voyage. The leader in global comparative education, Semester at Sea (SAS)...

Theatre Faculty Member set sail on the Semester at Sea's Summer 2009 voyage

October 20, 2009  Sybil St. Claire, a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, was one of 35 faculty members from universities across the nation selected to sail as an instructor aboard the MV Explorer as part of Semester at Sea’s Summer 2009 voyage. The leader in global comparative education, Semester at Sea (SAS)...

UCF Theatre alum on Survivor: Samoa

October 07, 2009  UCF Theatre alum Monica Padilla will appear on Survivor: Samoa. Survivor: Samoa is the nineteenth season of the CBS competitive reality television series. The season premiered on Thursday, September 17, 2009. Monica was selected from more than 800 interviews and approximately 48 semi-finalists.

Potter to sing in The Messiah

September 22, 2009  Thomas Potter will sing as bass soloist in Handel’s oratorio The Messiah with the Orlando Messiah Choral Society in the Bob Carr Auditorium on Sunday, November 29, 2009.

Alumni David Blue Lands Starring Role on "Stargate Universe"

September 21, 2009  David Blue, graduate from UCF Theatre in both Acting and Musical Theatre, has landed a starring role in the SyFy Channel’s Stargate Universe. Blue has been a regular on Ugly Betty as Logan Griffen and now will be playing Eli Wallace, a slacker who just happens to be an utter...

Judy Siegfried Awared "Teacher of the Year" by Tremaine

September 15, 2009  Judi Siegfried, dance faculty member in the Department of Theatre has been recognized as Tremaine’s “Teacher of the Year”. Siegfried was presented the award at the nationally known dance convention Tremaine in July, 2009. Siegfried has taught at Valencia, Rollins, and for over twenty years at UCF. “I am extremely...

Percussion Instructor Publishes Timpani Book

August 26, 2009  Kirk Gay has published a book of timpani etudes and solos for beginning to advanced players. The book, titled Pedal to the Kettle, addresses the demands of today’s emerging timpanists, bringing new, modern life to performing on this unique instrument. The etudes (written for 2 or 4 drums) are presented...

Trumpet Professor Tours Florida and North Carolina High Schools in the Spring

August 25, 2009  UCF trumpet teacher, John Almeida, toured several Florida and North Carolina high schools during the end of the 2009 Spring semester. He performed as a guest trumpet soloist with several superb high-school-band wind ensembles including Lakewood Ranch High School, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony, and Central Davidson...

Music Grad Student wins American Viola Society's David Dalton Research Competition

July 23, 2009  Jennifer Mueller, a graduate student in UCF’s College of Music, recently won first prize in the American Viola Society’s annual David Dalton Research Competition. Her paper is entitled, “Finding Emotion in Bartok’s Viola Concerto,” and investigates emotional responses to music as a way to analyze musical form. The paper will...