UCF Music Department

Theatre UCF returns to the stage this spring

January 2021

photoThis spring, Theatre UCF is back on stage for three outdoor performances including a hopeful musical concert, a colorful commedia dell’arte play and a family-friendly show about wanting to be anything but average.

An Interview with CAH Dean and Professor of Percussion Jeff Moore

January 2021

photoThis 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.

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Jeff Rupert to Host “Jazz and the American Spirit” on WUCF FM

January 2021

photoThe 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 2020

photoOrlando’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 unique and stunning musical interpretations. […]

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Themed Experience Program Collaborates with VR Pioneer Carolina Cruz-Neira

November 2020

photoPeter 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.

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Deadline extended: Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

November 2020

photoThe Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards are $25,000 grants for interdisciplinary projects involving UCF faculty and community organizations.

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Reading Hamilton with Donatella Galella: Diving into the politics of the pop-culture phenomenon

October 2020

photoThe 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 household name. All the show’s […]

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14 Faculty Members Inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society

October 2020

photoThis years’ inductees are experts in methodology, animation, music history, business ethics and other fields.

Venice Symphony announces Ross Monroe Winter as Associate Concertmaster

October 2020

photoThe Venice Symphony announces that violinist Ross Monroe Winter has joined the orchestra as Associate Concertmaster.

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

September 2020

photoIn 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, Illuminate: Four Plays With Many […]

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