School of Performing Arts

Professor emerita of theatre Marcia Douglas passes away

The University of Maine community and the theatre community are mourning the loss of UMaine associate professor emerita of theatre Marcia Joy Douglas, who passed away Oct.11 after a short illness. She was 75. Douglas, born in California and raised in Colorado, was a theatre educator for over 40 years at universities in the Midwest and […]

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Burt talks with News Center about ‘An Etude a Day’ series

News Center Maine published a follow-up story after interviewing Jack Burt, a University of Maine School of Performing Arts professor of trumpet, for “207.” Burt started a YouTube series “An Etude a Day Keeps the Covid Away,” in the first days of lockdown in March 2020 and has continued posting videos for 16 months. His videos […]

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Media advance virtual on-demand production of ‘Twelfth Night’, the Bangor Daily News, The Irregular, The Maine Edge and the Advertiser Democrat promoted the University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ production of “Twelfth Night,” which will be available for streaming on-demand through May 9. Information about viewing the production is online.

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UMaine students perform in a garden on campus.

School of Performing Arts presents on-demand, virtual production of ‘Twelfth Night’

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts will present an on-demand virtual production of its final spring 2021 show, William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” filmed in the Lyle E. Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden on the UMaine campus and streaming online from April 28 to May 9. “Twelfth Night,” one of Shakespeare’s best-known romantic comedies, centers […]

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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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