School of Performing Arts

International Programs announces study abroad scholarship recipients

International Programs at the University of Maine has announced the latest study abroad scholarship recipients. The group gathered in April for a pre-departure orientation. Recently awarded scholarships include: Samantha Smith Scholarship — Awarded to Brawley Benson, an international affairs major and economics minor. Benson will attend the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, […]

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Dante Baskett

Dante Baskett: Creating music in the community

On Dante Baskett’s first day of classes in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts, he attended a recital lab overseen by Beth Wiemann. During the lab, Wiemann mentioned a local woman, Pat Steward, who writes country songs and was looking for help putting her lyrics to music. Baskett, who has mostly made music […]

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School of Performing Arts to present Spring Dance Showcase May 4

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ Spring Dance Showcase will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the Hauck Auditorium, with subsequent performances Friday and Saturday, May 5–6. The showcase will feature more than 50 student dancers and choreographers presenting original performances across a variety of dance styles, including hip-hop, tap, ballet […]

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Climate change directory created to connect public with experts, information

Ever wonder if there’s a journalism course at the University of Maine that incorporates climate science reporting? Who would be an informative speaker to talk about long-term watershed management, or changes in the lobster industry related to climate impacts, or reducing climate-related effects with community infrastructure improvements? Answers to these questions and many more can […]

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Sondra Perry to present as part of Tuesdays at the IMRC

Video and installation artist Sondra Perry will present her work April 18 at the University of Maine’s Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center. Perry’s 7 p.m. presentation is part of Tuesdays at the IMRC, the UMaine Intermedia MFA program’s visiting artist lecture series. Through the use of video, installation, video game software, and performance, […]

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Media review performance by Bangor Symphony Orchestra, UMaine choral groups

The Ellsworth American and Bangor Daily News reviewed the annual spring concert featuring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and singers from University of Maine choral groups. More than 120 members of the Oratorio Society and University Singers joined the orchestra for the performance that was conducted by Lucas Richman. The combined choruses were made up of […]

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Katie Dube

Katie Dube: Finding true self through theatre

While searching for the perfect college, Katie Dube knew she wanted to attend an institution that would allow her to pursue her love of theatre, as well as her interest in teaching English. “When I visited the University of Maine for the first time, I realized it was the first university I had been to […]

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SPA students to take part in ‘Dancing for the Stars’ fundraiser

Six dance students from the University of Maine School of Performing Arts will participate in the Phillips-Strickland House’s “Dancing for the Stars” fundraiser. The event will take place Saturday, April 8 at the Anah Shriners Facility, 1404 Broadway in Bangor. The fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, followed by the dance competition […]

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