School of Performing Arts

Wiscasset Newspaper reports Maine Steiners perform for local students

Wiscasset Newspaper reported the Maine Steiners, the University of Maine’s premier male a cappella group, performed Jan. 16 at Wiscasset Middle High School and led a workshop for choral students in grades 4–12. The Steiners, who are mostly nonmusic majors, spoke about performing and demonstrated different techniques, then taught special parts to groups of choral […]

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Alum Scott Horey to hold free concert, percussion clinic Jan. 24

University of Maine alumnus Scott Horey ’07 will return to the School of Performing Arts to perform a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Minsky Recital Hall. Horey performs nationally and internationally as a solo percussionist and drummer and recently returned from a tour in Poland, Denmark and Greece. The principal percussionist of […]

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BDN mentions UMaine arts in roundup of winter events in Bangor

The Bangor Daily News mentioned the University of Maine Museum of Art and a University of Maine School of Performing Arts production in the article, “6 ways to survive this cold winter in Greater Bangor.” Two of the article’s recommendations for winter activities beyond watching TV while cooped up in your house are to visit […]

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Call for proposals to support cultural events

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine community. Grants support up to 50 percent of expenses associated with cultural events that enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of UMaine. The CA/DLS committee accepts applications four times a year. The next application deadline is Jan. 28 for […]

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Maine Edge reviews SPA production of ‘The Curious Savage’

The Maine Edge reviewed the University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ production of John Patrick’s classic “The Curious Savage.” Directed by Ten Bucks Theatre Company founder and UMaine theatre instructor Julie Arnold Lisnet, the production is staged in Hauck Auditorium and will run through Nov. 18. The show tells the story of Ethel Savage, […]

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UMaine’s School of Performing Arts presents ‘The Curious Savage’

John Patrick’s classic play “The Curious Savage” is the latest offering from the University of Maine School of Performing Arts, opening Friday, Nov. 9 at Hauck Auditorium. The production runs for seven performances: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9–10 and Nov. 16–17; 2 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18; and 10 a.m. Nov. 15. Tickets are $10 and […]

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Maine Edge reviews SPA production of ‘Animal Farm’

The Maine Edge reviewed the University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ production of “Animal Farm.” Student director Alan Liam Estes leads a cast of eight UMaine students in the production. Despite only having less than a month to prepare, “the players put on an impressive performance,” the review states. The first mainstage theatre production […]

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‘Animal Farm’ brings interplay of power to Pavilion Theatre

Student director Alan Liam Estes and a cast of eight University of Maine students will present “Animal Farm” in the Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, with opening night set for Friday, Oct. 19. The first mainstage theatre production of the School of Performing Arts 2018–19 season, Ian Wooldridge’s adaptation of the George Orwell classic will run […]

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Calais Advertiser previews UMaine Jazz Ensemble’s Eastport concert

The Calais Advertiser previewed a concert by the University of Maine Jazz Ensemble to take place at the Eastport Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The ensemble consists of Philip Edelman, an assistant professor of music and music education; Dan Barrett, a lecturer in music, low brass and music theory; and 19 undergraduate […]

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Rockweed

Three graduate students study rockweed, ‘a system of curiosity’

Rockweed is sometimes called an “ecosystem engineer,” because its branched structure alters the surrounding environment, and creates space for other species to find shelter and food. The marine alga also is a valuable source of nutrients and other compounds with commercial purposes. In the past decade, increased harvesting has led to questions about the effects […]

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