School of Performing Arts

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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Chamber Music Institute to present Francisco Fullana concert

World-renowned violinist Francisco Fullana will perform Saturday, Aug. 5 in Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine. The concert begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door. The event is hosted by the Chamber Music Institute, a summer music camp for students of all ages that […]

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BDN reports on UMaine project that teaches older adults to read, play music

The Bangor Daily News reported on an innovative cognitive research project that teaches older adults to read and play music. The Maine Understanding Sensory Integration and Cognition (MUSIC) Project led by University of Maine psychology professor Rebecca MacAulay and music education professor Philip Edelman, recently wrapped up pilot programs with two groups of older adults […]

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UMaine marching band to open American Folk Festival, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported on the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront’s announcement of the final six performers set for this year’s event, slated for Aug. 25–27. The University of Maine’s Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, composed of more than 100 musicians, is set to kick off the festival the evening […]

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Emma Jandreau: Expanding knowledge through new dance family

Before Emma Jandreau of Caribou, Maine decided what she wanted to do professionally, she knew she wanted to pursue a career that would help people. That goal, along with her lifelong passion for dance, led her to the University of Maine where she is pursuing a degree in communication sciences and disorders with minors in […]

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Psychology and music education professors collaborate on cognitive research project

Psychology professor Rebecca MacAulay and music education professor Philip Edelman have partnered on an innovative cognitive research project that teaches older adults to read and play music. The Maine Understanding Sensory Integration and Cognition (MUSIC) Project recently wrapped up pilot programs with two groups of older adults in Brewer. Participants in the project, many of whom had […]

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All-State Music Festival participants featured in Daily Bulldog

Daily Bulldog published an article on four local students who took part in the 2017 All-State Music Festival at the University of Maine. The music students from Mt. Blue High School participated in the centennial festival that was hosted by UMaine’s School of Performing Arts. The festival, organized by the Maine Music Educators Association, brings […]

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Silver quoted in Tablet review of Terezín orchestra concert

Tablet Magazine published a review of Defiant Requiem’s concert in Terezín, a former military compound in the Czech Republic where the Theresienstadt concentration camp was located. The 13-piece orchestra included pianist Phillip Silver, a professor of music at the University of Maine. The orchestra performed “Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer,” which […]

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UMaine hosting Maine All-State Music Festival May 18–20

The University of Maine and School of Performing Arts are hosting the 2017 All-State Music Festival May 18–20. The festival brings together more than 500 student musicians representing 92 high schools from around the state for a series of workshops, master classes and performances. Final concerts will take place Saturday, May 20 at the Collins […]

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Orono chamber choir directed by Francis Vogt to perform May 20–21

Orono chamber choir EUPHONY, under the direction of Francis Vogt, will present two performances of a tribute to choral conductor and composer Gregg Smith. “Now I Walk in Beauty: A Memorial Tribute to Gregg Smith” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono; and 7 p.m. […]

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