School of Performing Arts

Maine Summer Youth Music now online

The Division of Music in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts has launched Maine Summer Youth Music (MSYM) Online, featuring a small library of instructional videos for music students in grades 5 to 12.  The site offers a virtual alternative to the Maine Summer Youth Music Camp, normally held on campus each year […]

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Philip Edelman

Edelman named co-recipient of Music Educator of the Year award

Philip Edelman, University of Maine assistant professor of music education in the Division of Music in the School of Performing Arts, has been named co-recipient of the Music Educator of the Year award at a virtual ceremony hosted last week by the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA).  The other co-recipient of the Music Educator of […]

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Brandon Emerson

Brandon Emerson: Music student performs national anthem virtually

Brandon Emerson has always liked the sound of the trumpet. He’s played it since fifth grade, and at the University of Maine he double majored in music education and music performance with a concentration in trumpet. For UMaine’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies in May, Laura Artesani, chair of the Division of Music at UMaine, tapped Emerson […]

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Burt performing ‘An Étude a Day’ online

A University of Maine music professor is keeping sharp at home with daily trumpet exercises that he has been sharing each day on YouTube.  Since April 5, Jack Burt, professor of trumpet and music history in the School of Performing Arts, has been recording one video a day from home to help him stay focused. […]

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School of Performing Arts hosting virtual Quarantine Cabaret April 17

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts and the Maine Masque present a virtual “Quarantine Cabaret” at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17. Join SPA students and faculty for an evening of songs, monologues, comedy, juggling — and whatever else they can manage from the comfort of home. The event will be live online via […]

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WABI previews Concert for a Cause

WABI (Channel 5) previewed the annual Concert for a Cause at the University of Maine at 7 p.m. March 10. The event is a fundraiser for Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Champion the Cure Challenge to support local cancer research. The performance included the University of Maine Concert Band, the Leonard Middle School Symphonic […]

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School of Performing Arts presents annual Concert for a Cause March 10

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts presents its annual Concert for a Cause at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the Collins Center for the Arts.  This year, the concert brings together the University of Maine Concert Band, directed by Philip Edelman, with the Leonard Middle School Symphonic Band and the Brewer Community […]

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BDN includes School of Performing Arts, CCA shows in weekend events roundup

The Bangor Daily News included shows at the University of Maine in its roundup of local weekend events. The School of Performing Arts production “A Wilder Night: Three One-Act Plays by Thornton Wilder” ran Feb. 28 through March 1 in Hauck Auditorium, with more performances scheduled for March 5–8. Dance show “Flex Ave.” came to […]

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Recorders and sheet music

For older adults, music training boosts cognitive function, well-being

Group music training can enhance cognitive function and personal well-being in older adults, according to a new University of Maine study led by Rebecca MacAulay, an assistant professor of psychology, and Philip Edelman, an assistant professor of music education.  Music is associated with reduced stress and improved quality of life and mood, and music training […]

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CCA events included in BDN roundup of holiday shows in Maine

Several shows at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts were included in a Bangor Daily News roundup of holiday shows in eastern Maine. UMaine’s choral ensembles and student orchestra will perform in the annual Yuletide Celebration at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in the CCA. A touring show from the Nebraska Theatre Caravan […]

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