School of Performing Arts

UMaine Faculty to Present Cadenzato Concert

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts music faculty will present its annual Cadenzato concert 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Minsky Recital Hall on the Orono campus. The concert will feature vocal and music ensembles. Admission is $9 or free with a valid student MaineCard. For tickets or disability accommodations, contact the Collins Center […]

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Forecaster Interviews White About Marching Band’s Falmouth Performance

The Forecaster spoke with Christopher White, director of the Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, about the group’s Friday performance at Falmouth High School’s first football game of the season. White said the band will perform its “Fire and Ice” show during halftime and will play the same show Saturday at Gillette Stadium in […]

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UMaine Marching Band to Perform at Falmouth Football Game

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts hits the road as the University of Maine Pride of Maine Marching Band performs Sept. 6 at halftime of the Falmouth High School football game. The Yachtsmen’s game with the Gorham Rams kicks off at 7 p.m. The UMaine band will also perform Sept. 7 at the […]

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Adkins Talks to BDN About Collins Center

Adele Adkins, associate director of the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about what Bangor’s entertainment boom means for the Orono facility. Adkins said the variety of options in Bangor brings the Collins Center back to its beginnings. “We don’t have to try to be […]

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UMaine Grad Remembered for Inspiration, Media Report

The Kennebec Journal, WABI (Channel 5) and Portland Press Herald published articles on the passing of Ashley Drew, a University of Maine graduate and musician who inspired many including the UMaine football team. Drew underwent a double lung transplant last year and battled with cystic fibrosis her whole life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in […]

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Burt, White Remember UMaine Grad in BDN Article

Jack Burt, trumpet professor and leader of the University of Maine Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble; and Christopher White, director of the UMaine Symphonic Band, Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band and Screamin’ Black Bear Pep Band, remembered former student Ashley Drew in a Bangor Daily News article. Drew, who underwent a […]

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UMaine Graduate in Emmy-Nominated Show, Press Herald Reports

The Portland Press Herald reported that University of Maine graduate Tim Simons of Readfield, Maine is now part of an Emmy-nominated cast. Simons plays White House liaison Jonah Ryan on the HBO show “Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The show was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

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WVII Covers Silver Duo Performance

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a concert at the Bangor Public Library by University of Maine artists and faculty members Noreen and Phillip Silver, also known as the Silver Duo. The concert was part of the library’s Summer Music Series.

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Public Invited to Maine Summer Youth Music Camp Concerts

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ annual Maine Summer Youth Music (MSYM) camp opened the first of two sessions on July 15 with more than 200 junior campers from around Maine, the U.S. and the world. This session will mark the 33rd annual junior camp, directed by UMaine faculty member Chris White. White, […]

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Artesani, Former University Singers Perform, Lakes Region Weekly Reports

Lakes Region Weekly reported pianist Laura Artesani, associate professor in the School of Performing Arts at UMaine, would accompany singers Emily Cain, Kelly Caufield and Matthew Small for a concert in the Music with a Mission series hosted by North Windham Union Church. The singers were all members of the University Singers almost 15 years […]

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