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Music Degree Auditions FAQ

June 19, 2020
Considering a major in music? Check out these frequently asked questions about program auditions.

Story of a… Drum Major

November 5, 2018
She 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…

UCF Women’s Chorus tackles “The Planets” with Orlando Philharmonic

November 2, 2018
The UCF Women’s Chorus is performing with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra this Saturday as part of their concert series. “We’ve been asked to perform Gustav Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets, which involves a treble chorus,” says Kelly Miller, UCF’s Women’s Chorus Director. “It’s an absolute honor in every way, shape and form. We are just so excited.”…

Knights Saxophone Quartet win first place at Florida MTNA Chamber Winds

October 31, 2018
Congratulations to the Knights Saxophone Quartet for their 1st place finish in this weekend’s Florida MTNA Chamber Winds Competition. They advance to the southeast regional round where they will compete with other winners from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.   The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and…

UCF Wind Ensemble releases new recording inspired by Greek mythology

October 23, 2018
The UCF Wind Ensemble has a new recording available featuring a piece inspired by Greek mythology. The “Zodiac Concerto” for solo horn, solo euphonium and wind ensemble by Anthony DiLorenzo brought together UCF students and faculty with professional musicians from around the country for this special collaboration. The 3-movement piece was performed by the UCF Wind Ensemble,…

Jazz Professors to bring “cool” to UCF

October 15, 2018
By Tanesha Bridenback “Swingin’. Cookin’. Ground Breaking.” Three words that Jeff Rupert, director of jazz studies, uses to describe Miles Davis’ album “The Birth of the Cool.” Originally produced in 1949, the album features a nine-piece band, that includes traditionally classical instruments like the French horn and tuba. However, what makes this piece truly “groundbreaking”…

Listen: Laszlo Marosi Conducts the Boca Del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra

September 18, 2018
Conducting professor Laszlo Marosi visited Mexico this past April as a guest conductor to the Boca Del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra. Click below to listen to Marosi conduct Béla Bartók’s “Concerto for Orchestra.” Click here to learn more about Laszlo Marosi.

Opera UCF students praised by Denyce Graves

June 15, 2018
Five opera students had the opportunity to participate in a private master class with Denyce Graves in front of a small audience at Snap! Space on June 10. “The morning consisted of a Q&A with [opera star Denyce] Graves, followed by arias from five of the students with the Washington native giving notes on their…