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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...

UCF Grad Student Born To Be On Stage

July 06, 2009  Graduate student Trent Fucci will star as Prince Hal in The Arboretum’s Summerfest production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One July 8th-12th. Fucci will have the opportunity to play the role of Prince Hal for the next three summers if the play is well received. Read more about Fucci’s career...

UCF Summer Theater Opens with "Greater Tuna"

June 02, 2009  Assistant Professors Mark Brotherton and Earl Weaver star in and direct this year’s first UCF summer show, “Greater Tuna.” Weaver will also direct “Cole!” later this summer.

UCF Partners receive Disney grants

May 28, 2009  Two UCF partners have received Disney’s Helping Kids Shine grants. The Orlando Repertory Theatre, home to the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Theatre for Young Audiences, received $10,800 to fund their ACT! Outreach Program. The Orlando Shakespeare Theater, host to third-year students in the Theatre Department’s Masters of Fine...

UCF Baritone to Sing in Richard Wagner's opera "Das Rheingold"

May 01, 2009  Baritone Thomas Potter will sing the role of Donner in Richard Wagner’s opera “Das Rheingold” with the Indianapolis Opera Company and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Mario Venzago. More information may be found at:

UCF Wind Ensemble Composition Award

April 30, 2009  At the UCF Music Department’s annual Honors Convocation, Jay Batzner presented the UCF Wind Ensemble Composition Competition Award to Brandon Clinton.

UCF Music’s Presser Foundation Award

April 30, 2009  At the UCF Music Department’s annual Honors Convocation, department chair Johnny Pherigo presented the Presser Foundation Award to Allessandro Bonotto.

David L. Brunner: Recognizing 20 Years of Excellent Service to the University

April 08, 2009  As Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Central Florida, David L. Brunner has been honored for his 20 years of excellent service to UCF. Brunner conducts the University Chorus and Madrigal Singers, teaches courses in conducting and music education, and coaches private composition students....

CAH Graduate Student Researcher of the Year

April 08, 2009  Liz Brendel receives CAH Graduate Student Researcher of the Year award for 2008/2009. A M.F.A. student in the Theatre Department, Ms. Brendel’s research titled “Aphra Behn’s The Rover A study of Feminism and Class” won top honors at the 2008 Graduate Research Forum.