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UCF alumnus cast on Broadway, again

June 21, 2016
Quentin Earl Darrington, a recent graduate of UCF’s master’s program in acting, will hit the New York City stage next month for his second Broadway show. Darrington, 37, will play Old Deuteronomy in the revival production of Cats and has the opportunity to work alongside Tony Award-winning director Trevor Nunn. To read the full story,…

UCF's Voicebox Reaches International A Cappella Finals

June 21, 2016
Voicebox a cappella group from UCF has sung its way to the finals of this weekend’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in New York. The 13-member group, which formed in the fall of 2014, beat out another UCF group – Gemini Boulevard – in the southern regionals to advance. The competition started with nearly…

Theatre UCF Student First to Win National Environmental Playwriting Award

May 5, 2016
University of Central Florida student Alex Hehr has been awarded the National Planet Earth Arts Award at the Kennedy Center for the American College Theatre Festival, for his original piece Biodegradable Seagulls. He is the first recipient of the national award. The award is given to a play that address environment, climate change, or mankind’s…

WUCF Artisodes Takes the Stage with Michael Feinstein

February 23, 2016
On this week’s WUCF Artisodes, meet a University of Central Florida student training with five-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Michael Feinstein. The popular sing mentors youth through his “Songbook Academy.” “Young people come from all across the United States to take week long intensives, that better acquaint them with classic American popular music,” said Feinstein.…

UCF Jazz Studies student to be featured with Josh Groban

February 22, 2016
When internationally acclaimed pop vocalist Josh Groban takes to the stage in three Central Florida performances, he will be joined by Alex Lewis, a senior UCF Jazz Studies trumpet major. When UCF music professor Dr. Kelly Miller was alerted that Groban’s management was seeking a talented Central Florida music student who was also a skilled…

UCF Student to Perform with Michael Feinstein at Dr. Phillips Center

January 26, 2016
UCF freshman Nick Drivas has been invited to perform with Grammy Award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein. The performance will be a part of the “Michael Feinstein: A Sinatra Centennial” concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on January 29, 2015. A multi-platinum-selling performer, Feinstein is nicknamed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook”.…

Theatre Star Takes Stage for Last Time at UCF Graduation

December 17, 2015
When Nicky Wood walks onto the stage at the CFE Arena to collect his degree on Friday, he may be one of the few University of Central Florida graduates who won’t be nervous. Wood, a 20-year-old theatre studies major, is more at home on stage than anywhere. And after commencement, he’ll move straight into a…

New York Times: Mace-wielding women crash the halftime show

October 28, 2015
Just as men have been, women drum majors have been making both waves and soundwaves through their leadership skills across America for almost 40 years. Since 2014, UCF’s Nicole Nowotny has been bringing passion on and off the field through her conducting style. Currently majoring in Psychology, it is clear that she thrives off of…

UCF Marching Knights Recognized in the Orlando Sentinel

August 26, 2015
This summer, members of the UCF Marching Knights went through vigorous training to be physically ready for the season while braving the scorching heat, even training during a downpour. There’s nothing that can stop the UCF Marching Knights from performing at the first half-time show of the season on September 3. If there is one…

UCF Music Student Competing at the Chicago Brass Festival

March 2, 2015
UCF Sophomore, Joshua Toler (Music Performance, Trumpet), has been accepted to the final round of the Chicago Brass Festival Solo Competition held March 13-14 at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. Solo finalists were selected from an international recorded preliminary round and will compete in a live final round performance on Saturday March 14th in Chicago. The…