UCF Music Department

UCF Trombone Choir travels to Costa Rica for International Trombone Festival

June 2019

photoThe 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 festival students had opportunities to […]

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Theatre UCF’s #GodHatesYou is a reminder that “words matter”

June 2019

photo#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 God and the impact of her words.

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Q&A with #GodHatesYou playwright Emily Dendinger

June 2019

photo#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 to be the next leader […]

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UCF Alumna Talks Role in Tony Award-Nominated Musical “The Prom”

June 2019

photoJerusha 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.

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Piano student Derek Alexander wins at FSMTA state competition

June 2019

photoUCF sophomore Derek Alexander from the Piano Studio won second prize for the 2019 Florida State Music Teacher Association’s Competitive Event in solo piano.

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In remembrance of Anthony “Tony” Major

June 2019

photoLongtime 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.

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UCF alumnus Chris Brown ’05 named Executive Director of Orlando Repertory Theatre

May 2019

photoOrlando 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 announced Monday. He will replace […]

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Be part of creating the next great play at Pegasus PlayLab!

May 2019

photoExperience 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 between the playwright and the […]

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Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

May 2019

photoApply 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.

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Big Read at UCF work highlighted by Arts Midwest

May 2019

photoThe 2019 UCF Big Read was the featured grantee on the Arts Midwest website for the month of May.

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