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UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement Awarded $45,000 Grant by Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Becky Davis-Allen, Theodora Kalikow and F. Celeste Branham

Left to right- Becky Davis-Allen, vice president and branch manager at Bangor Savings Bank’s Farmington Main Street location, presents check to Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president, and F. Celeste Branham, UMF vice president of student and community services, to help fund the student internship program, known as the UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Interns, of the new UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement.

FARMINGTON, ME (January 11, 2012)—University of Maine at Farmington was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $45,000 by the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to help fund the student internship program of the new UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement. Becky Davis-Allen, vice president and branch manager at Bangor Savings Bank’s Farmington Main Street location, presented the initial check of $15,000 to Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president, and F. Celeste Branham, UMF vice president of student and community services, at a recent ceremony at 149 Quebec St.—new home for the Partnership on the UMF campus.

“We are thrilled with Bangor Savings Bank’s generosity and enthusiasm for UMF’s innovative new internship program,” said Kalikow. “This is an exciting moment for both the University and Bangor Savings Bank as we find new ways to work together to benefit the community while enhancing student learning with meaningful, hands-on experience in professionally-based work environments.”

The UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement is a new initiative that is being implemented to engage students in meaningful community-based activities. These activities will be designed in collaboration with the western Maine community to address community needs and economic and community development priorities, while also achieving specific learning objectives of the students.

“This significant financial award from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will provide the needed scholarship support to permit our brightest, most committed students to work on community development priorities, while they acquire a range of new educational, professional, and leadership skills,” said Branham.

In recognition of Bangor Savings Bank’s support of this initiative and projects throughout the community, interns sponsored through this grant will be known as the UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Interns. The grant from the financial institution will provide stipends to outstanding student interns in the new internship program. Bangor Savings Bank will also sponsor an annual event to recognize the contributions these interns, their faculty mentors and their partnering businesses and organizations have made to the community. Internships are expected to begin in the fall of 2012.

“This grant award from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to the University of Maine at Farmington signifies our commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve by supporting programs like the student internship program at UMF,” said Davis-Allen. “Bangor Savings Bank is excited to be working with the University of Maine at Farmington to help connect students with small businesses and community organizations in their community.”

The community-based student internship program, a key component of the Partnership, will match the skills and interests of undergraduate student interns and faculty mentors with the needs of small businesses and community organizations requiring assistance with projects that are critical to their operating and strategic success. Through these internships, students will gain valuable work and life experiences and develop the professional, civic and leadership skills they will need to be productive and successful employees and to be actively engaged and responsible citizens, while small businesses and community organizations will benefit from having access to important resources they need to succeed.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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Media Contact: F. Celeste Branham, UMF vice president for student and community services, 207-778-7087, or cbranham@maine.edu

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2012/01/RP112-032.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo

Photo Caption: Left to right- Becky Davis-Allen, vice president and branch manager at Bangor Savings Bank’s Farmington Main Street location, presents check to Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president, and F. Celeste Branham, UMF vice president of student and community services, to help fund the student internship program, known as the UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Interns, of the new UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement.

UMF Art Gallery Kicks Off New Year with DÉCOR Exhibit, Jan. 19

FARMINGTON, ME (January 10, 2012)—The UMF Art Gallery is pleased to present DÉCOR—an exhibit featuring an expansive 30-foot wall drawing by Clint Fulkerson, exquisite metal work by Ian Henderson, intriguing sculptural installations by Katrazyna Randall and unique fabric interventions and drawings by Kate Russo. This free and open to the public exhibit runs from Jan. 19–Feb. 12, and begins with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19.

An image of Kate Russo’s “Floral Intervention #2”

An image of Kate Russo’s “Floral Intervention #2”. Submitted image.


From pristine and entrancing geometries to unsettling extravagances of color and scale, DÉCOR explores the complex interrelationship of formalism, functionalism, domesticity and commercialization.

It poses the questions: How do architecture and design reflect a postmodern understanding of the natural world? How do globalization and mass production impact our understanding of workmanship and craft? How do we come to terms with the idea of “beauty” in a world saturated with branded, brilliantly marketed objects of virtually infinite description?

These artists vary widely in methodology and media, but all share the kind of formal adventurousness and intellectual rigor that make for an extremely exciting exhibition.

This exhibit is sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry.

The UMF Art Gallery is located at 246 Main St. in Farmington, immediately behind the Admissions Office. The gallery is open noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, during the UMF academic year and by appointment. For more information, or to make special arrangements, please call 207-778-7002, or email Elizabeth Olbert, director of the UMF Art Gallery, at elizabeth.olbert@maine.edu.


More about the UMF Art Gallery

The UMF Art Gallery is a nonprofit professional art space dedicated to bringing contemporary art and artists to campus and the regional community. In its dedication to new art, the gallery reinforces the vision of the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry in celebrating art as a powerful agent of social and cultural change and artists as generators of community and cultural identity. The gallery works with local schools to integrate arts programming into their curricula and opens its space to community events and gatherings.

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Media contact: Elizabeth Olbert, director of the UMF Art Gallery, at 207-778-7002, or elizabeth.olbert@maine.edu


EDITOR’S NOTE:

An image of Kate Russo’s “Floral Intervention #2” can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2012/01/RP112-031.jpg

Photo Credit: Submitted image

University of Maine at Farmington Announces Appointment of New Executive Director for Finance and Administration

Laurie GardnerFARMINGTON, ME (January 9, 2012)—Theodora J. Kalikow, University of Maine at Farmington president, has announced that Laurie Gardner, former UMF director of human resources and administrative services, has been appointed as the University’s new executive director for finance and administration, effective January 1, 2012.

Gardner’s expanded role at the University includes oversight of human resources, administrative systems, facilities, budget development, management of resources and overall fiscal responsibility of the institution. She will also continue to serve on the UMF President’s Council.

“UMF is very fortunate to have someone with Laurie Gardner’s expertise with budget, finance and administration in this critical leadership position,” said Kalikow. “Her broad professional experience and unwavering commitment to the University’s public higher education mission make her a natural choice to help lead UMF’s financial operations forward.”

According to Kalikow, Gardner has worked closely with the past two chief financial officers at UMF and other CFOs throughout the University of Maine System. In addition to her role with human resources and administrative services at UMF, Gardner has also served as assistant to the vice president for administration and coordinator of personnel systems.  

She is replacing Ryan Low, former Maine state official and UMF vice president for administration, who was recently appointed by Richard L. Pattenaude, University of Maine System chancellor, as executive director of governmental & external affairs for the University of Maine System.

Gardner received her B.S. at Bridgewater State College. She resides in New Sharon with her husband, daughter and son.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: You will find photo at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2012/01/RP112-030.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo

UMF College to Corporate Symposium Connects Students with Maine Business Professionals

FARMINGTON, ME (December 13, 2011)—UMF’s annual College to Corporate Symposium was recently held on the UMF campus, bringing business-minded students together with Maine business professionals to help prepare them for the transition from college to career.

UMF's recent College to Corporate event

Left to right: UMF students Megan Pontbriand, Prachawit Boonde and Nolan Lovell network with Chris McKee ‘92, vice president of corporate programs at Geiger, at UMF’s recent College to Corporate event.

In its sixth consecutive year, this career-oriented forum featured a panel discussion by representatives of Maine businesses and the chance for students to speak with them, one-on-one. Student participants learned about current hiring practices, future industry trends, the best way to rise to the top in a job interview, key ways to navigate today’s job landscape and meet employer’s expectations and more.

“This event offers our students a great opportunity to discuss some real-world career issues with Maine business leaders, many of whom have graduated from UMF,” said Stephen Davis, UMF career counselor. “You could see the students were really soaking up the experience of being able to personally connect with professionals in the field and, in the process, learning many of the networking skills that will serve them well in the future.”

Five professionals with leading Maine businesses, four of whom are UMF alumni, participated in this year’s discussion, including: Sven Bartholomew ‘02, vice president, Bangor Savings Bank; Dana Bullen ‘87, president and managing director, Sunday River Ski Area; Michael Duguay, director of development services, City of Augusta; Natasha Erb ‘98, assistant controller, Franklin Memorial Hospital and Chris McKee ‘92, vice president of corporate programs, Geiger. Brian Ufford, UMF director for residence life was also a presenter in the forum, and Jennifer Eriksen, UMF director of alumni relations, served as moderator.

The event was sponsored by UMF Career Services; Division of Social Science, Business and Global Studies and the UMF Pre-MBA Program. Career Services offers one-on-one career counseling services to students regarding career and academic issues and continuing workshops and information regarding internships, resume and interviewing skills and graduate school planning.

For more information about this event or any career-related programs or services at UMF, please contact Stephen Davis at 207-778-7232, or stephen.davis@maine.edu.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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Media contact: Stephen Davis, UMF career counselor, at 207-778-7232, or stephen.davis@maine.edu.

EDITOR’S NOTE: You will find photo at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2011/12/RP112-028.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo

Photo Caption: Left to right: UMF students Megan Pontbriand, Prachawit Boonde and Nolan Lovell network with Chris McKee ‘92, vice president of corporate programs at Geiger, at UMF’s recent College to Corporate event.

UMF’s University Store Helps Make the Season Brighter with Holiday Giving Tree

FARMINGTON, ME (December 13, 2011)—The University Store at University of Maine at Farmington and the Franklin County Children’s Task Force have joined hands, once again, to help those in need this holiday season with their annual Holiday Giving Tree. Located in the University Store, the giving tree offers a chance for campus and local community members to make a difference in the spirit of the season and is accepting donations from now until Dec. 21.

Everyone is invited to bring new, unwrapped toys or warm clothing, sizes infant to adult, to the store or to take a tag from the holiday tree to fulfill special requests. Items will be distributed to local families and throughout Franklin County by the Franklin County Children’s Task Force. As a thank you, donors will receive a 25-percent-off coupon to the University Store for each donation, good for most items in the store.

Mary Ellen Martin, director of store services at UMF; and Arlene Dalrymple, store clerk, invite the public to donate new, unwrapped toys or warm clothing to the University Store’s Holiday Giving Tree

Left to right: Mary Ellen Martin, director of store services at UMF; and Arlene Dalrymple, store clerk, invite the public to donate new, unwrapped toys or warm clothing to the University Store’s Holiday Giving Tree.

According to Mary Ellen Martin, director of store services at UMF, the University Store has worked with the Franklin County Children’s Task Force on the holiday project for the last several years and sees it as a chance to do something meaningful for local families.

“People in the area are so generous, and this is a great way to reach out to others during the holiday season,” said Martin. “Members of the task force come by to check periodically on the box that holds the clothing and gifts and have to empty it six or seven times during the season to make room for more donations. It’s really heartwarming to see the difference you can make in someone’s holiday.”

The University Store is located in the lower level of the UMF Olsen Student Center and is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.


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Media contact: Mary Ellen Martin, director of store services at UMF, 207-778-7325, or martinme@maine.edu


EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo can be found at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2011/12/RP112-029.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo

Photo Caption:  Left to right: Mary Ellen Martin, director of store services at UMF; and Arlene Dalrymple, store clerk, invite the public to donate new, unwrapped toys or warm clothing to the University Store’s Holiday Giving Tree.

UMF 2011 Wilson Undergraduate Research Program Supports Student Scholarship from Maine’s Speck Pond to South Africa

Wilson Scholars

UMF 2001 Fall Wilson awardees: (left to right, front row) CeCelia Palow, Megan Whitman, Sebastian Jackson, Grady Burns. Second row: Thomas Kilcoyne, Sara Adams, Zachary Giroux and Jonathan Boynton. Not pictured: Skylar Hopkins, Jordan LeGrand and Ryan Verrill.

FARMINGTON, ME (December 9, 2011)—Eleven UMF students were recently named Fall 2011 Michael D. Wilson Research Scholars and Fellows by the University of Maine at Farmington Undergraduate Research Council. The selective UMF Wilson Research Program directly connects faculty mentors with student scholars to help students see the practical application of what they’re learning in the classroom and to open new doors to professional networking, graduate school and future employment.

This semester’s Wilson research projects support student scholarship from Speck Pond, near Grafton Notch, to the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa, and include topics regarding: pond dynamics and water chemistry, language policy in South Africa, underdevelopment in the Moosehead Lake region, the role of invasive species in the transmission of infectious diseases, and more.

“Undergraduate research empowers students to take the next step in their academic careers,” said Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president. “At UMF, the Wilson Program not only engages student researchers to pursue their passion in a real-world setting, but also helps create a culture of student scholarly success that invigorates student learning campus-wide.”

Student researchers in the program are supported one-on-one by individual faculty mentors, involving over 50 faculty members since the program’s inception in 2006. These faculty sponsors provide student researchers with sponsorship of their application, guidance with proposal development and research methodology, and continuing assistance with pre-professional and post-graduate opportunities.

The UMF Wilson Program names student awardees twice a year, including single-semester scholars and year-long fellows, and provides funding to help underwrite student project expenses. The Wilson awards are funded by a generous gift from Michael and Susan Angelides, of Stonington, Conn., in honor of their good friend and UMF alumnus Michael D. Wilson, class of 1976, who died shortly after graduating.

The Fall 2011 Wilson awardees include: Sara Adams, Lisbon Falls; Jonathan Boynton, Greenville; Grady Burns, Auburn; Zachary Giroux, Troy, N.H.; Skylar Hopkins, Hudson; Sebastian Jackson, Bingham; Thomas Kilcoyne, Augusta; Jordan LeGrand, Rome; CeCelia Palow, Southwest Harbor; Ryan Verrill, Belgrade and Megan Whitman, South Paris.

Fall 2011 Michael D. Wilson Fellows:

Skylar Hopkins – Hudson
A senior majoring in geology and biology, Hopkins is investigating the role of invasive species in the transmission of infectious diseases world-wide. Her faculty sponsor is Ronald Butler, UMF professor of biology.

Sebastian Jackson – Bingham
A senior majoring in international & global studies and history, Jackson is researching the history of language policy in 20th century South Africa, which will include a semester of study abroad at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. His faculty sponsor is Walter Sargent, UMF associate professor of history.

Thomas Kilcoyne – Augusta
A senior majoring in mathematics, Kilcoyne is studying the geometric invariants of a certain product of an algebraic object. His faculty sponsor is Nicholas Koban, UMF associate professor of mathematics.

Fall 2011 Michael D. Wilson Scholars:

Sara Adams – Lisbon Falls
A senior majoring in geology, Adams is investigating pond dynamics and water chemistry in high-elevation ponds in Maine. Her faculty sponsor is Julia Daly, UMF associate professor of geology.

Jonathan Boynton – Greenville
A junior majoring in geography, Boynton is investigating the evolution of development in the Moosehead Lake region. His faculty sponsor is John Messier, UMF associate professor of economics.

Grady Burns – Auburn
A senior majoring in history and secondary education: social studies, Burns is examining the influence of big cocoa on Nkrumah’s Ghana and cold war America. His faculty sponsor is Chris O’Brien, UMF associate professor of history.

Zachary Giroux – Troy, N.H.
A senior majoring in history, Giroux is researching the Dutch West India Company’s effort to maintain a monopoly of the lucrative fur trade along the Hudson River. His faculty sponsor is Walter Sargent, UMF associate professor of history.

Jordan LeGrand – Rome
A senior majoring in mathematics and computer science, LeGrand is investigating the Generalized Euler Phi function and it’s applications to mathematical music theory. His faculty sponsor is Lori Koban, UMF associate professor of mathematics.

CeCelia Palow – Southwest Harbor
A junior majoring in psychology, Palow is researching whether physical activity enhances the educational process. Her faculty sponsor is Marilyn Shea, UMF professor of psychology.

Ryan Verrill – Belgrade
A senior majoring in history, Verrill is examining the military ration and its impact on American war fighting. His faculty sponsor is Walter Sargent, UMF associate professor of history.

Megan Whitman – South Paris
A senior majoring in mathematics and geology, Whitman’s research topic is the petrography and geochemistry of the Maine Mixer Pond Pluton. Her faculty sponsor is David Gibson, UMF professor of geology.


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Media contact: David Heroux, UMF associate professor of chemistry and chair of UMF Undergraduate Research Council, at 207-778-7368, or david.heroux@maine.edu.

EDITOR’S NOTE: You will find photo at http://inside.umf.maine.edu/files/2011/12/RP112-025.jpg

Photo Credit: UMF photo

Photo Caption:  UMF 2001 Fall Wilson awardees: (left to right, front row) CeCelia Palow, Megan Whitman, Sebastian Jackson, Grady Burns. Second row: Thomas Kilcoyne, Sara Adams, Zachary Giroux and Jonathan Boynton. Not pictured: Skylar Hopkins, Jordan LeGrand and Ryan Verrill.

University of Maine at Farmington Teacher Education Program Once Again Awarded Full National Accreditation

FARMINGTON, ME (November 29, 2011)—The University of Maine at Farmington and President Theodora J. Kalikow were recently notified by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education that the UMF Teacher Education Unit and its professional teacher preparation programs have once again been awarded NCATE’s full accreditation, without qualifications.

NCATE accreditation is a voluntary peer review process that involves a comprehensive evaluation of professional education programs to ensure that schools are graduating qualified teachers who are well prepared for today’s classrooms. According to the accreditation report by the NCATE Board of Examiners, UMF’s teacher preparation programs provide UMF students with the knowledge, skills, assessment and field experience needed to become competent and qualified educators.

“NCATE accreditation is an external affirmation of the high quality educational experiences we provide to all students in teacher education programs at UMF,” said Katherine Yardley, UMF associate provost and dean of education. “As one of only three nationally-accredited institutions in the state of Maine, UMF works diligently to ensure our graduates are well-prepared to be caring, competent, and confident teachers who can help P-12 students succeed in their classrooms and beyond.”

Additional strengths in the UMF program noted in the NCATE report include: the incorporation of student portfolios to help demonstrate students’ application of content knowledge; the effective integration of technology to enhance student learning; and the support of highly competent faculty, staff and administrators to provide for student success on every level.

UMF is one of 623 schools of education currently accredited by NCATE. These schools meet rigorous standards set by the profession and members of the public and produce two-thirds of the nations’ new teacher graduates each year.

Accreditation is based on a set of research-based national standards developed by all sectors of the teaching profession and requires an on-site review of the unit and a review of the individual programs within the unit. This announcement of accreditation is the result of years of preparation by UMF, which included providing a thorough institutional report and comprehensive documentation of its teacher preparation programs, prior to the on-site review.

UMF’s next NCATE visit is scheduled for fall 2017.

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Media contact: Katherine Yardley, UMF associate provost and dean of education, 207-778-7154, or kyardley@maine.edu

The Emery Community Arts Center at UMF Spotlights Student Art, Nov. 22-Dec. 11

FARMINGTON, ME (November 21, 2011)—The Emery Community Arts Center, located on the University of Maine at Farmington campus, will present a series of student-centered exhibits from Nov. 22 thru Dec. 11. These exhibits are free and open-to-the-public.

“Dinner Table Dialogues,” a live installation, will appear in the ECAC Flex-Space gallery from Nov. 22–Dec. 1, with a closing reception from 4-6 p.m., Dec. 1. Performed on a fluid schedule, this collaborative, “live-art” experience brings students together at a “dinner table” setting to investigate and discuss the live installation concept through notions of the historical, the personal, the cultural and the political.

“SAW HORSE,” a sculpture exhibit by UMF students will appear in the ECAC Flex-Space gallery from Dec. 4-10, with a reception from 5-7 p.m., on Dec. 8. This show will feature works by UMF students: Marie Bradford, James Allen Camp Jr, Samantha Funk, Edward Hamaty, Ben Radville, F. Dillon Robinson, Katherine Steward and Kelson M. Williams.

In addition, the month of November is also an “open laboratory” term for UMF Students to install works throughout the ECAC building. Once there, the works will be installed and critiqued by classes then rotated out for the next artist’s opportunity. These works will include wall pieces, sculpture, robotics, sound and interactive installations and more. The ECAC rotating installations will change frequently through Dec. 11, and community members are invited to visit often.

These student-centered exhibits are sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry. The ECAC Flex Space Gallery is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon-Fri and 12-6 p.m., Sat & Sun.

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Media contact: Jayne Decker, director of Emery Community Arts Center, at 207-778-7880 or jdecker@maine.edu.

UMF Community Orchestra Presents Fall Concert, Nov. 19

FARMINGTON, ME (November 15, 2011)—The UMF Community Orchestra, under the direction of Trond Saeverud, performs music from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twenty-first centuries when it presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, November 19, in Nordica Auditorium in UMF Merrill Hall.

The program begins with the world premiere of “Hysteresis,” composed by UMF alumnus and Maine artist Seth Fogg. The piece is a mix of the old and the new, bringing traditional classical composition techniques together with modern electronic music and featuring improvisational percussionist Gustavo Aguilar, UMF assistant professor of experimental performance.

Mezzo-soprano Patricia Caya takes the stage next to sing three great Baroque arias with the orchestra: Bach’s “Können Tränen meiner Wangen,” from the St. Matthew Passion; Händel’s “But who may abide the day of his coming,” from “Messiah;” and Vivaldi’s “Qui sedes ad dexteram patris,” from the “Gloria.” The concert concludes with one of the late nineteenth-century’s most-loved symphonies, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor.

Mezzo-soprano Caya began her musical studies in Helsinki, Finland, and subsequently moved to Vienna, Austria, where she continued her studies and began her singing career. She has performed leading roles on the opera stage, given numerous solo recitals, and made solo appearances with such organizations as the Vienna Art Orchestra, Delaware Choral Society, Bach Gemeinde, Poulenc Trio, American Repertory Singers, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the Vienna State Opera. Caya is a past winner of the Montpelier Recital Competition. The Baltimore Sun described her as a singer “with spirit, assurance, and a juicy mezzo.” This will be Caya’s first collaboration with the UMF Community orchestra.

Saeverud, director of the UMF Community Orchestra and instructor of violin, has performed as violin soloist with major orchestras in Europe and in the United States, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center in New York City. Currently, he is concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony, first violin in the Nor’easter String Quartet, artistic director of the Harald Saeverud Chamber Music Program and founder and conductor of the new Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra with musicians from Canada and the United States.

This event is sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and free to children and UMF students with a University I.D.

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Media contact: Philip Carlsen, UMF professor of music, at 207-778-7290 or carlsen@maine.edu

The UMF Concert Band Presents Fall Concert, Nov. 20

FARMINGTON, ME (November 14, 2011)—The UMF Concert Band, comprised of UMF students, community members and local high school students, will perform its Fall Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Nordica Auditorium at University of Maine at Farmington’s Merrill Hall.

Directed by Anita Jerosch, the performance will feature a colorful program of music inspired by literature and visual art. Among the pieces to be played are “The Hobbits,” from Dutch composer Johan De Mej’s “Lord of the Rings Suite;” the Spanish march “Emparito Roca;” excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker;” and selections from Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Jerosch, a versatile bass trombonist and euphonium player, is a member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and directs the Edith Jones Project—a modern, big band jazz group. She has performed with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Maine State Music Theater and has played for Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, Barry Manilow and The Manhattan Transfer and performed at both inaugural balls for President Clinton.

The concert is sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free to children and UMF students with University ID. For more information, please call 207-778-7072.

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Media contact: Philip Carlsen, UMF professor of music, at 207-778-7290, or carlsen@maine.edu