UCF Music Department

UCF flute faculty member Nora Lee García recitalist at Carnegie Hall

May 2018

photoOn April 28, 2018, UCF flute faculty member Dr. Nora Lee García played at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. The concert, called “All that Jazz,” culminates the 5th Season of the InterHarmony Concert Series at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Garcia played music from Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos the Jet Whistle for flute and cello with Misha Quint and Russian composer Nikolai Kapustin the Trio for flute, cello and piano with Misha Quint and Theresa Bogard.

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Associate professor Dr. László Marosi named honorary professor in home country, Hungary

March 2018

photoAssociate professor Dr. László Marosi was named an honorary professor in his home country of Hungary by Istvan Szechenyi University on March 14, 2018. Read more about Dr. Marosi here.

UCF welcomes David Bjella as new Cello Professor

March 2018

photoThe Music Department is thrilled to announce that David Bjella will be joining the faculty as Professor of Cello this fall. Bjella was previously Professor of Cello at Stetson University for more than 20 years.

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cellist David Bjella has an extensive, multi-faceted career as a teacher, chamber musician, orchestral player and soloist. While teaching at Stetson University, he is also Co-Principal of the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis Tennessee for the last 18 years under the direction of Michael Stern and was a member of the Inman Piano Trio for 13 years.

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Piano students, faculty in Luxembourg for International Festival

December 2017

photoOn August 7-21, UCF piano professor Dr. Yun-Ling Hsu and two piano students Daria Park and Danielle Buckles attended the Vianden International Music Festival and Summer School in Vianden, Luxembourg.  The festival is a two-week intensive summer music performance program for international young talented musicians, guest artists, and distinguished faculty from U.S.A., Canada, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.  Dr. Hsu has been invited by the festival Artist Director Semyon Rozin before, in 2015, and she has been invited back to the 2018 festival.

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November events from the School of Performing Arts

November 2017

photoWith holidays and the end of the semester around the corner, make sure you mark your calendar now for these incredible Theatre UCF and Music events! Tickets, if required, can be obtained online, by calling (407) 823-1500, or by visiting the UCF School of Performing Arts Box Office (Monday-Friday from noon-5:00 p.m. at the PAC-M, Building 119 and 2 hours before Theatre performance in the UCF Theatre, Building 6).

  November 2:

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UCF Alumnus partners with Theatre UCF to bring play about Sandy Hook to Orlando

September 2017

photoOn Oct. 5 – Oct. 8, the University of Central Florida will bring 26 Pebbles – a play written by BFA musical theatre alumnus Eric Ulloa ’04 – to the Orlando Repertory Theatre.

Ulloa’s 26 Pebbles was created as a response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. As a socially active individual, Ulloa felt a need to shine a light on the tragedy that changed the lives of many people in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Hsu as Guest Pianist for US-China Piano Festival in Northwest China

September 2017

photoUCF Piano Professor Yun-Ling Hsu was invited as the guest pianist for the Second US-China Piano Festival held in Ürümqi (Xinjiang Province), Northwest China from July 28 to August 5, 2017.  The largest city in China's western interior, Ürümqi has been a multi-ethnic city and was a major hub on the Silk Road.

The festival has been specially organized and sponsored by an international music association and two art educational centers in Xinjiang Province.  In festival Dr.

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UCF Welcomes New Trombone Professor, Luis F. Fred

June 2017

photoLuis F. Fred is the new trombone professor at the University of Central Florida. He was principal trombone of the Puerto Rico Symphony and professor of trombone at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. He has extensive symphonic experience having performed with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Houston Symphony orchestras. He was co-principal trombone of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid (Madrid Opera) and Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla.

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