School of Performing Arts

SPA to present Opera Workshop on Dec. 2

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts will present the fall Opera Workshop showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in Minsky Recital Hall. The performance will include a sample of scenes from famous operas that highlight the vocal talents of the students involved, including works by Wolfgang Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin […]

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VillageSoup advances SPA production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

VillageSoup reported on the University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Director Marcia Douglas and a cast of 25 students will take to the Hauck Auditorium stage, beginning Friday, Nov. 10, according to the article. The UMaine production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy will run for seven performances. […]

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Kaitlin Young

Kaitlin Young: Music education alumna named 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year

Kaitlin Young isn’t letting accolades go to her head. “I feel incredibly honored and humbled to be named the 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year,” says Young, a 2010 UMaine graduate in music education. “I am grateful for the opportunity to further the discussion about the importance of education for all students, as well as […]

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‘Defiant Requiem’ film screening and concert by the Silver Duo, Oct. 29

UMaine will host a screening of the award-winning holocaust documentary “Defiant Requiem,” followed by a concert by the Silver Duo featuring music composed by concentration camp prisoners. The screening and concert will take place at 1 p.m., Oct. 29 in Minsky Recital Hall, and is free and open to the public. “Defiant Requiem” tells the […]

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Drew Brooks

Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major on track for medical school

Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine, came to the University of Maine with a goal of becoming a medical doctor. As a sophomore, Brooks already has been accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical […]

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Mainely Baroque to join faculty, students for two performances

The School of Performing Arts at the University of Maine will host two performances of Mainely Baroque, a musical trio of European early music specialists, in concert with UMaine students and faculty. Mainely Baroque returns to UMaine with a program of repertoire for multiple voices or parts, titled, “A più parti: 17th century music for […]

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WLBZ, WABI cover UMaine marching band camp

WLBZ (Channel 2) and WABI (Channel 5) covered the University of Maine’s Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band camp week. According to the report, band members will spend nearly 80 hours during the week training and practicing for the opening of their season. “A typical halftime show has three-quarters of a mile to a […]

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Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band to kick off American Folk Festival

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront announced the University of Maine’s Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band will kick off this year’s event, which runs Aug. 25–27. UMaine’s marching band, composed of 116 musicians and directed by Christopher White, will lead a parade through the grounds starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. […]

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Machias Valley News Observer previews Barrett, Artesani concert

Machias Valley News Observer reported the Machias Bay Chamber Concerts will present a classical music performance 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias. The concert will feature classical bass trombonist Dan Barrett and pianist Laura Artesani, both music faculty members at the University of Maine. The program will include […]

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