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UCF Announces New MFA Track in Themed Experience

January 2019

photoOrlando is known as the land of theme parks — a place that people visit from around the globe to immerse themselves in the most imaginative and fantastic worlds. Located in the international hub of the themed-experience industry, UCF is poised to become a leader in the field. Starting Fall 2019, UCF will offer an MFA […]

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Theatre UCF grad Abby Jaros ’14 gets her shot touring with ‘Hamilton’

January 2019

photoAbby Jaros ’14, a Musical Theatre BFA graduate, performs in the touring company of the smash musical “Hamilton.” She speaks to the Orlando Sentinel’s Matt Palm about her time at UCF and in the production.

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Theatre UCF shines in Orlando Sentinel’s “Best of Central Florida Theater: 2018 Year in Review”

January 2019

photoIn the Orlando Sentinel’s “Best of Central Florida Theater: 2018 Year in Review,” many UCF creatives were saluted by resident theater critic Matthew J. Palm for their outstanding work in the theater arts. Across the 25 categories, 27 UCF faculty, staff, students and alumni were recognized for their incredible talents. 

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For “boss lady” Halle Kilman, the idea is simple: “dreams do come true – when you work hard.”

December 2018

photoMoving to New York and accepting a position as a creative producer at such a young age doesn’t faze Halle Kilman. She’s ready for it, after completing the Theatre Studies program at UCF.

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UCF Opera alumni reunite for Opera Orlando’s Hansel and Gretel

December 2018

photoAt Opera Orlando’s production of Hansel and Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck, UCF Opera members past and present reunited. 

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Music faculty Ayako Yonetani and Yoon Joo Hwang invited abroad for masterclasses

December 2018

photoProfessor of violin and viola Ayako Yonetani gave a masterclass in Taiwan and bassoon assistant professor Yoon Joo Hwang gave masterclasses in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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I AM UCF encourages creativity, rewards with scholarship

December 2018

photoThe I Am UCF Digital Storytelling Initiative allows students to get creative by fusing together writing, performance, visual displays and digital media.

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Professor Lani Harris remembered for contributions to UCF, theatre

December 2018

photoThe UCF family is saddened to hear of the passing of long-time faculty member Lani Harris. Professor Harris will be remembered for her contributions to Theatre UCF, the university and beyond.

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Dean Moore honored with Legacy Education Award

November 2018

photoJeff Moore, dean of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, was awarded the Yamaha Legacy Education Award at the 2018 Percussive Arts Society (PAS) International Convention, one of the largest drum and percussion events in the world. The award is given once a year by the Yamaha Corporation of America to individuals who are considered legendary in their service to and effect upon music education.

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Story of a… Drum Major

November 2018

photoShe started leading at Boone High School. Spielman served two years as a drum major at Boone, where her sister was also a drum major, before attending her musical family’s alma mater. “I had always wanted to come to UCF.”   The word “quit” isn’t in her dictionary. “I’ve auditioned for drum major every year I’ve been here. After each […]

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