Pane, Steven
Professor of Music
Degrees
1998 PhD University of Maine; 1986 MM Westminster Choir College; 1983 BM Manhattan School of Music
Areas of Expertise
Visual and Performing Arts: Arts Administration: Interdisciplinary Studies, Music History, Music and Philosophy, Piano, Sound Studies
Visual and Performing Arts: Music: Interdisciplinary Studies, Music History, Music and Philosophy, Piano, Sound Studies

Steven Pane’s career as a pianist and conductor emerges out of his life-long interest in the interdisciplinary study and performance of music. At UMF his work often involves collaborations such as the Celestial Emporium with poet Jeff Thompson and artist Dawn Nye; Intertextualiy, Bakhtin, and Ives's Concord Sonata with Tiane Donahue; or Bach's Goldberg Variations and Stories with author Pat O'Donnell. Most recently, Pane gave the American premier of Ana-Maria Avram's Musique pour Mallarme, at Harvard and UMF in 2010, and shares Avram and her partner Iancu Dumitrescu's interest in phenomenology and music. Dr. Pane has performed at universities and in major halls throughout the country including the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Aaron Davis Hall in New York City, Davies Hall in San Francisco, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Decker, Jayne
Instructor of Theater/Director of Emery Community Arts Center
Degrees
1987 MA English/American Drama, University of Maine
Areas of Expertise
Visual and Performing Arts: Arts Administration: Directing, Fight Choreography, Performance, Playwriting, Social and Political Theatre
Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre: Directing, Fight Choreography, Performance, Playwriting, Social and Political Theatre

Jayne Decker teaches Contemporary American Theatre, Commedia dell'arte and Social and Political Theatre. An award-winning playwright and director, Jayne often chooses plays with a strong social and political context.  One of her scripts, Cracked Shells, a play about domestic violence, was comissioned by Franklin County's Peace in our Families and was featured at the 2009 Maine Women's Studies Conference.  Three of her latest plays, Songbird, Good Medicine and Bridge, a play dedicated to the memory of Charlie Howard, were developed in workshop productions at UMF.  Her production of Bruce Graham's Coyote on a Fence was a finalist for the Moss Hart Memorial Award at the New England Theatre Conference in 2012.