Visiting professor Ayelet Golan teaches students about puppets and play
September 27, 2019 Israeli visiting professor Ayelet Golan is teaching puppetry and object theatre in the School of Performing Arts this semester.
Flying Horse Big Band’s Latest Album Flying High on Charts
September 24, 2019 The band’s sixth album has been on the three major jazz top 50 listings since it was released in July.
Blood, Sweat and Talent: A Look Behind the Set of Sweat with BFA Student Andres Ugarte
September 23, 2019 Theatre UCF student talks about designing the set for Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Sweat.
Two CAH faculty honored as Women of Distinction
September 10, 2019 Two of the three 2019 awardees are from the College of Arts and Humanities.
The Origin Story of UCF’s Fight Song “Charge On”
September 09, 2019 Do you know what year the fight song got its official name? Or which Hollywood film features the song? Assistant Director of bands David Schreier ’02 ’10MA shares the answers and more interesting facts about the fight song.
New faculty members strengthen the arts & humanities
August 26, 2019 Please join us in welcoming our new colleagues in the College of Arts and Humanities.
5 Things You Might Not Know About Woodstock
August 12, 2019 Fifty years after the cultural phenomenon that brought 400,000 people to a farm in upstate New York, associate professor George Weremchuk shares his knowledge about the festival in his “Survey of Rock Music” course.
Members of Youth Bands of Orlando in Partnership with UCF join international tour
July 31, 2019 In June, Dave Schreier, UCF Assistant Director of Bands, was invited to conduct the American Youth Ensemble during their Italy Tour as one of two principal conductors. Members of Youth Bands of Orlando in partnership with UCF’s School of Performing Arts, and other youth bands across the country, came together to...
Theatre UCF celebrates women playwrights in 2019-20 Season
July 24, 2019 Theatre UCF’s 2019-20 season celebrates the history and influence of female playwrights. The season features two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by women and a play by a 17th century spy turned literary icon. From political to personal, these plays explore a wide array of themes that are a testament to the...
UCF Wind Ensemble selected to perform at College Band Directors National Association Conference
July 17, 2019 The University of Central Florida Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2020 College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference. The UCF Wind Ensemble is one of only seven college and university wind bands invited to perform at the conference, their first such invitation in nearly 20...
UCF Trombone Choir travels to Costa Rica for International Trombone Festival
June 21, 2019 The UCF Trombone Choir recently traveled to Puntarenas, Costa Rica for the 11th edition of the Festival International Trombones de Costa Rica. The festival is hosted by The University of Costa Rica-Pacific Campus and featured resident artist Mr. Toby Oft, principal trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. During the 4-day...
Theatre UCF’s #GodHatesYou is a reminder that “words matter”
June 18, 2019 #GodHatesYou is a new play receiving its first full production at UCF’s Pegasus PlayLab in June and August. The story follows Laurel who takes the message of her radical church to Twitter and is confronted with unexpected encounters, leading her to question the meaning of her faith, her relationship with...
Q&A with #GodHatesYou playwright Emily Dendinger
June 11, 2019 #GodHatesYou is a new play by Emily Dendinger that is being presented as part of Pegasus PlayLab at UCF. ABOUT THE PLAY Having attended her first picket at five years old, Laurel is proud of the good work she has done in the name of the Lord. While being groomed...
UCF Alumna Talks Role in Tony Award-Nominated Musical “The Prom”
June 06, 2019 Jerusha Cavazos ’14 made her Broadway debut in the new musical comedy about acceptance and love in October. Now, The Prom is nominated for 7 Tony Awards.
Piano student Derek Alexander wins at FSMTA state competition
June 05, 2019 UCF sophomore Derek Alexander from the Piano Studio won second prize for the 2019 Florida State Music Teacher Association’s Competitive Event in solo piano.
In remembrance of Anthony “Tony” Major
June 04, 2019 Longtime professor Tony Major remembered for contribution to film, UCF: Major died at the age of 79 after 24 years at the university and leaves a legacy of students who have gone on to careers as actors, producers, directors and talent agents.
UCF alumnus Chris Brown ’05 named Executive Director of Orlando Repertory Theatre
May 28, 2019 Orlando Repertory Theatre picks familiar face as new executive director From Orlando Sentinel by Matt Palm Following a national, three-month search, Orlando Repertory Theatre has found its new executive director from among its current staff. Chris Brown will begin running the theater on July 1, the Rep’s board of directors...
Be part of creating the next great play at Pegasus PlayLab!
May 23, 2019 Experience familia, fantasy, tragedy and comedy at Theatre UCF‘s second annual Pegasus PlayLab, a festival dedicated to developing plays by emerging playwrights. Audiences can hear three staged readings, watch a full developmental production and participate in discussions with the playwrights, casts and directors throughout June. Each production is a collaborative effort...
Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards
May 22, 2019 Apply for the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards now through October 10. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each. The purpose of the awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation both across the community and UCF campus.
Big Read at UCF work highlighted by Arts Midwest
May 17, 2019 The 2019 UCF Big Read was the featured grantee on the Arts Midwest website for the month of May.