UCF Music Department

UCF Opera alumni reunite for Opera Orlando’s Hansel and Gretel

December 2018

photoAt Opera Orlando’s production of Hansel and Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck, UCF Opera members past and present reunited. 

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Music faculty Ayako Yonetani and Yoon Joo Hwang invited abroad for masterclasses

December 2018

photoProfessor of violin and viola Ayako Yonetani gave a masterclass in Taiwan and bassoon assistant professor Yoon Joo Hwang gave masterclasses in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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I AM UCF encourages creativity, rewards with scholarship

December 2018

photoThe I Am UCF Digital Storytelling Initiative allows students to get creative by fusing together writing, performance, visual displays and digital media.

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Professor Lani Harris remembered for contributions to UCF, theatre

December 2018

photoThe UCF family is saddened to hear of the passing of long-time faculty member Lani Harris. Professor Harris will be remembered for her contributions to Theatre UCF, the university and beyond.

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Dean Moore honored with Legacy Education Award

November 2018

photoJeff Moore, dean of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, was awarded the Yamaha Legacy Education Award at the 2018 Percussive Arts Society (PAS) International Convention, one of the largest drum and percussion events in the world. The award is given once a year by the Yamaha Corporation of America to individuals who are considered legendary in their service to and effect upon music education.

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Story of a… Drum Major

November 2018

photoShe started leading at Boone High School. Spielman served two years as a drum major at Boone, where her sister was also a drum major, before attending her musical family’s alma mater. “I had always wanted to come to UCF.”   The word “quit” isn’t in her dictionary. “I’ve auditioned for drum major every year I’ve been here. After each […]

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Classic tale Of Mice and Men moves into Theatre UCF’s Black Box

November 2018

photoJohn Steinbeck’s seminal classic, Of Mice and Men, depicts life in Depression-era California, but the themes and message of this story persist today. Dramaturg Bruce Costella explains that, “This kind of cultural ubiquity can be attributed to both the story’s shrewd prose and lasting heart.” Steinbeck initially conceived Of Mice and Men as a marriage […]

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UCF Women’s Chorus tackles “The Planets” with Orlando Philharmonic

November 2018

photoThe UCF Women’s Chorus is performing with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra this Saturday as part of their concert series. “We’ve been asked to perform Gustav Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets, which involves a treble chorus,” says Kelly Miller, UCF’s Women’s Chorus Director. “It’s an absolute honor in every way, shape and form. We are just so excited.” […]

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Knights Saxophone Quartet win first place at Florida MTNA Chamber Winds

October 2018

photoCongratulations to the Knights Saxophone Quartet for their 1st place finish in this weekend’s Florida MTNA Chamber Winds Competition. They advance to the southeast regional round where they will compete with other winners from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.   The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and […]

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UCF Wind Ensemble releases new recording inspired by Greek mythology

October 2018

photoThe UCF Wind Ensemble has a new recording available featuring a piece inspired by Greek mythology. The “Zodiac Concerto” for solo horn, solo euphonium and wind ensemble by Anthony DiLorenzo brought together UCF students and faculty with professional musicians from around the country for this special collaboration. The 3-movement piece was performed by the UCF […]

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