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JazzBluesNews: UCF Jazz student interview and album release

March 02, 2021  JazzBluesNews interviews UCF Jazz student and saxophonist Ryan Devlin about the release of his first album, “Thoughts on the Matter.”

UCF College of Arts and Humanities Recognized for Innovative MS Degree in Themed Experience

March 01, 2021  Orlando Business Journal, Nicholson Student Media and InPark Magazine have recognized the UCF College of Arts and Humanities for its first-of-its-kind Master of Science program in themed experience.

Theatre UCF ‘masks up’ for pandemic-formatted show

February 25, 2021  Theatre UCF took center stage in a new way on Saturday, Feb. 20 with “Scaramouch in Naxos” for its first on-campus production since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival ’21 Goes Virtual

February 23, 2021  Jazz is all about improvisation and experimentation — and that is what the annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival will do when it improvises and goes all virtual Feb. 26-27.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF flute faculty member Nora Lee Garcia featured in 86th Bach Festival

February 22, 2021  The flutist soloed on Mozart’s Concerto No. 1 during Saturday night’s soothing “Concertos by Candlelight” and then returned Sunday afternoon as a featured player on a more lively program of Bach’s “Farewell” and “Peasant” cantatas.

Orlando Sentinel: A raucous Renaissance throwback at Theatre UCF

February 21, 2021  “Seamus Lea Daugherty is quite funny as the self-deluded father, and Juniper O’Hara has a lovely delivery of Ione’s noble and love-filled sentiments. As Bacchus, Drew Stark booms with authority, and Maddy La Roche makes an engaging wheeler-dealer Scaramouch. Ultimately, the work feels like an academic acting enterprise, lifted by...

NSM Today: Behind the “scenes”: UCF Opera back in person

February 18, 2021  The UCF Opera Program is back face-to-face and is preparing for their first live performance since COVID-19 hit.

Theatre MFA Students Take Center Stage This Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2021  Theatre UCF students will sweep audiences off their feet this Valentine’s weekend at Orlando Shakes’ Kiss Me, Shakespeare! A Valentine’s Cabaret.

Orlando Sentinel: Theatre UCF goes simple for ‘Songs of Inspiration’ | Review

February 05, 2021  Theatre UCF returned to live performance this week — in a different-than-usual place with a different sort of show. “Although masked, Tori Micaletti conveys optimism with eyes and eyebrows on the peppy ‘Orange Colored Sky.’ Alexa Comeau shares the excitement of a young woman who has just met her Mr....

Alumna Tara Kromer ’15MFA Directs “Driving Miss Daisy” for Theatre West End

February 05, 2021  Directed by MFA graduate Tara Kromer, “Driving Miss Daisy” at Theatre West End shines a spotlight on the little moments that add up to a person’s character, and how that character can bend and change over time.

2 Teams Awarded 2020 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards

February 04, 2021  The winning projects, which received $25,000, were chosen for being interdisciplinary, sustainable and community focused.

Theatre UCF returns to the stage this spring

January 14, 2021  This spring, Theatre UCF is back on stage for three outdoor performances including a hopeful musical concert, a colorful commedia dell’arte play and a family-friendly show about wanting to be anything but average.

An Interview with CAH Dean and Professor of Percussion Jeff Moore

January 11, 2021  This month’s publication of School Band & Orchestra features a Q&A with Dean Jeff Moore who also serves as a Professor of Percussion with the UCF School of Performing Arts.

Jeff Rupert to Host “Jazz and the American Spirit” on WUCF FM

January 04, 2021  The new weekly show examines the great stories of jazz across America and the people who create it. Produced by 89.9 Jazz & More and hosted by director of jazz studies Jeff Rupert, the show airs Mondays at 7 p.m.

Review Roundup: Florida Rays hits the jazz charts

December 16, 2020  Orlando’s own Flying Horse Big Band celebrates the legacy of Ray Charles. On their 7th album, The Flying Horse Big Band, joined by a host of distinguished guest artists, stands on the shoulders of genius. Ray Charles spent his formative years in Florida and went on to forge a long, successful career...

UCF Alum Featured in Hulu Holiday Hit “Happiest Season”

December 01, 2020  Dominique Allen Lawson ’14 landed a supporting role in the romantic comedy heralded as a breakthrough movie for the LGBTQ+ community.

Themed Experience Program Collaborates with VR Pioneer Carolina Cruz-Neira

November 18, 2020  Peter Weishar, director of UCF’s Themed Experience program, shares how he and the students in the MFA Theatre – Themed Experience track collaborate with Carolina Cruz-Neira, Agere Chair in Computer Science and creator of the CAVE virtual reality system.

Deadline extended: Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

November 17, 2020  The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards are $25,000 grants for interdisciplinary projects involving UCF faculty and community organizations.

Reading Hamilton with Donatella Galella: Diving into the politics of the pop-culture phenomenon

October 30, 2020  The Tony Award-winning show Hamilton became a pop culture phenomenon that reaches far beyond the typical Broadway audience. After multiple Broadway tours, over one billion album streams and a recorded cinematic performance on Disney+, the musical that flips the script on one of the lesser-known founding fathers has become a...

14 Faculty Members Inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society

October 29, 2020  This years’ inductees are experts in methodology, animation, music history, business ethics and other fields.