School of Performing Arts

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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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

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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