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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.

Venice Symphony announces Ross Monroe Winter as Associate Concertmaster

October 12, 2020  The Venice Symphony announces that violinist Ross Monroe Winter has joined the orchestra as Associate Concertmaster.

Orlando Sentinel: Theatre UCF series amplifies America’s diverse voices

September 15, 2020  In just a few weeks, UCF graduate, Ana Martinez Medina ’19 will direct a free online reading of “Mojada,” a play about a Mexican immigrant family. The work is one of four plays dealing with racial-equality and social-justice issues that the university is presenting under the umbrella title “Amplify, Empower,...

UCF Alums Surprised with Taylor Swift Album Credit

September 09, 2020  Alumni Jonathan Gautier ’06 ’09MA and Jessica (Wigert) ’07 had a whirlwind “August” after learning about engineering credit on Swift’s new album.

Six faculty members remain with CAH after NSCM reorganization

September 02, 2020  When the Nicholson School of Communication and Media joined the College of Sciences, six individuals opted to keep their positions in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Theatre UCF Performs Online This Fall: Series on Social Justice and Much Ado About Nothing Adaptation

August 26, 2020  This fall, Theatre UCF students are bringing the theatre into your home. We are inviting audiences to see what they are creating through free online readings including a series of plays about social justice and a modern translation of a Shakespeare classic.

Support for our Performing Arts students

August 26, 2020  Did you know that singers require special face masks fitted with extra room to allow for their mouth movements and projection, or that clear masks are best for teacher critique? The battle to protect and equip our students to combat the COVID-19 virus reminds us of Les Misérables! The School...

Spotlight: Brenna Maginness ’20BFA

August 18, 2020  Brenna Maginness ’20, theatre design and technology alumna and BHC Scholar, served as a costume designer for UCF theatre productions during her time at UCF, and wrote an Honors Undergraduate Thesis on lesbian representation in theatre. She will be attending the University of the Arts in London to earn a...

Alexander Bornstein ’09 Talks Composing for New Netflix Animated “Transformers” Series

July 30, 2020  UCF Alumnus Alexander Bornstein ‘09 talks composing music for the new Netflix animated series, Transformers: War for Cybertron.

WUCF TV: Teaching and Performing During Covid-19 with Thad Anderson

July 27, 2020  Thad Anderson, percussion, discusses the challenges and solutions to teaching and performing during COVID-19.

UCF Music Professor, Opera Orlando Win Grant to Create New Opera

July 24, 2020  Stella Sung’s third opera will be a musical adaptation of “The Secret River,” a children’s fantasy book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Playbill: Take a look back at the Broadway career of UCF Alumnus Quentin Earl Darrington ’16MFA

July 10, 2020  Take a look back at the Broadway career of UCF Alumnus Quentin Earl Darrington ’16MFA including Cats, Ragtime and Once on this Island.

The perfect album for your “Summer Knights”

July 08, 2020  UCF Music’s steel band, Black Steel, has released a new album, “Summer Knights,” in time for all your summer activities.