School of Performing Arts

New England premiere highlights annual Combined Band Concert

The New England premiere of John Mackey’s “Antique Violences” will highlight the annual Combined Band Concert of the University of Maine Symphonic Band and UMaine Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Collins Center for the Arts. The premiere will feature alto saxophonist Nathan Sprangers, a music education major from East Machias, Maine […]

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WABI previews School of Performing Arts Opera Workshop

WABI (Channel 5) reported students in the University of Maine’s School of Performing Arts will present an Opera Workshop at 7:30 p.m. April 14 in Minsky Recital Hall. The students will perform segments from a variety of hit shows, WABI reported. “Opera is a little bit different than musical theater,” said Isaac Bray, director of […]

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Maine Masque to present ‘Eurydice’ April 12–15

Maine Masque, a University of Maine student-led organization, will present Sarah Ruhl’s 2003 play “Eurydice,” April 12–15 at Hauck Auditorium. This version of the classic Greek myth focuses on the series of events from Eurydice’s perspective. Will she stay in the underworld with her father? Or will she return to Earth to be with Orpheus? […]

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School of Performing Arts welcomes new assistant professor of music

The School of Performing Arts has announced Webb Parker will begin teaching as an assistant professor of music fall 2018. Parker will teach courses in music education and voice and will lead the Collegiate Chorale. Prior to his UMaine appointment, Parker was an assistant professor of music education at the University of Southern Mississippi. He […]

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Graham Van Goffrier

Graham Van Goffrier: Physics major named 2018 valedictorian

Graham Van Goffrier, a physics major from Norwell, Massachusetts, has been named the 2018 valedictorian at the University of Maine. “Being selected as valedictorian for my graduating class is the highest honor that I can imagine during my time here,” Van Goffrier says. “I am most appreciative of the constant support of my professors, family […]

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WABI previews Kaohsiung American School String Orchestra performance

WABI (Channel 5) advanced a free public concert by the Kaohsiung American School (KAS) String Orchestra of Taiwan at the University of Maine. More than 20 students are a part of the group and more than half of them are ninth and eighth grade students, WABI reported. KAS is a private, nonprofit, co-educational PreK–12 institution […]

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WVII covers inaugural ‘Concert for a Cause’

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine Concert Band’s inaugural “Concert for a Cause” at the Collins Center for the Arts. The band, directed by Philip Edelman, headlined an evening of music, storytelling and fundraising. Proceeds from donations, merchandise and a bake sale went to EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge, which supports local […]

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WVII advances inaugural ‘Concert for a Cause’

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine Concert Band will hold its inaugural “Concert for a Cause” on March 29 at the Collins Center for the Arts. The band, directed by Philip Edelman, will headline an evening of music, fundraising and storytelling beginning at 7 p.m. The Orono High School band and Old Town’s […]

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Kaohsiung American School String Orchestra to perform at UMaine March 30

The Kaohsiung American School (KAS) String Orchestra will perform at the University of Maine on March 30. The 7:30 p.m. performance in Minsky Recital Hall also will feature the University of Maine Orchestra. Pieces to be performed include “Flight of The Bumblebee” by Nikolai  Rimsky-Korsakov, “Marche Slav” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, “Russian Sailor’s Dance” by Reinhold […]

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