School of Performing Arts

WABI talks with Burt, White to advance virtual concert series

WABI (Channel 5) talked with Christopher White, University of Maine director of bands and Jack Burt, director of the UMaine Jazz Ensemble, to promote the virtual spring concert series that will be shared on the School of Performing Arts YouTube page on April 7, 12 and 14. The virtual concerts by the University Singers, the […]

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UPDATED: School of Performing Arts to livestream spring concerts

The University of Maine’s School of Performing Arts Division of Music will livestream three free concerts at 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on April 7, 12 and 14 as part of their annual spring tour.  These virtual events will replace the annual live tour to local schools. The University Symphonic Band on April 7, the University Singers perform on April […]

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Pooja Rawat

Pooja Rawat: Community connections in a virtual world

Like many students attending college during the pandemic, University of Maine senior Pooja Rawat has spent the last year in lock-down mode. Thinking about academic pursuits and professional goals in a time where nothing is guaranteed has been tough says Rawat.  Luckily, the Dean’s List student from Mumbai, India, says she has always felt at […]

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WVII reports UMaine opera workshop ‘show goes on’

WVII (Channel 7) reported that student members of the University of Maine Opera Workshop, under the direction of music faculty Isaac Bray, were able to safely practice and record their performances of scenes from several popular operas. The video is available on YouTube.

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Opera Workshop participants on stage wearing face coverings

For UMaine Opera Workshop, the show goes on

Opera as an art form has been around for more than 400 years, and students and faculty in the UMaine School of Performing Arts were not going to let a pandemic stop their performance from going ahead. That’s why, for the first time ever, the University of Maine Opera Workshop has chosen to present its […]

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Silver Duo to offer free performance at UMaine Oct. 24

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts presents Silver Duo, featuring Division of Music faculty members pianist Phillip Silver and cellist Noreen Silver  performing works of French and Russian composers 7 p.m. Oct. 24. in Minsky Recital Hall.  Admission is free, but space is limited; social distancing and face coverings will be required.  For […]

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Maylinda Boynton

Maylinda Boynton: UMaine is ‘home’

University of Maine graduate student and alumna Maylinda Boynton of Belfast, Maine learned a lot about performing arts at UMaine. Before she graduated in 2019 with two degrees — in music education and political science — she performed with four different band groups, sang with University Singers and Mainely Voices, and acted in Maine Masque […]

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WABI interviews Artesani about UMaine music, band programs innovations

A WABI (Channel 5) story described methods of keeping University of Maine music students and band members safe during live practice sessions, including face coverings for singers and trash bags covering wind instruments. Laura Artesani, music division chair, said she has heard no complaints from the students. “They are happy to be back here. They […]

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