Jessica Gaffney, Drama Instructor, Nominated for Best Costume Design


Jessica Gaffney, a drama instructor in the Humanities and Fine Arts Department at CFCC, has been nominated by the Star News for Best Costume Design in the Dram Tree Shakespeare production of Macbeth.

For more details about the nominations, including a picture from the production of Macbeth that shows off Jessica’s costumes visit:

CFCC Student Art Work at UNCW’s Art for the Masses


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Pictures from the CFCC table at the UNCW Art for the Masses event on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Muehrcke plays with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra



Dr. Jennifer Muehrcke, a CFCC music instructor in the Humanities and Fine Arts Department, has been playing with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) since 2008.  In 2014, she auditioned for and won an Associate Principal position with the orchestra.

Dr. Muehrcke and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will be playing at CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts center on March 19, 2016.  For more details visit: Classical Mystery Tour  The symphony is going to play Beatles songs with a Beatles cover band.

For the WSO’s entire sechedule visit:

The Ogden Baptist Church Music Scholarship


Award Amount: $500 for the semester awarded. (The committee reserves the right to award $250 to 2 students or $500 to 2 students if the funds are available.)


1. Complete a general scholarship application through Financial Aid. (Please note that there is an application specifically for scholarships. You will not appear on the eligibility list if you only complete the general application.)

2. Applicant must be enrolled as an Associate of Fine Arts in Music/ Music Education Major for Spring 2016.

3. Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

4. Applicant must audition with 2 Contrasting Pieces upon Invitation.

Deadline for all submissions: Friday, December 4 th by 5pm. Applicants notified of Audition Invitation: December 4 th-7th .
Applicants must confirm Audition Invitation: Tuesday, December 8 th by 5pm.
Auditions: Friday, December 11th, from 12-2pm, U-170. (Applicants will receive a 10 minute time slot during the audition date listed.)

For more information contact:

Mr. Ernesto Ferreri (Composition):
Mrs. Peggy Lupton (Piano):
Dr. Jennifer Muehrcke (Voice): jmuehrcke@cfcc.eduMr.
Marc Siegel (Guitar):
Mr. Philip Singleton (Strings):

General application available at:

Voice Studio Concert, Dec. 7 and CFCC Chorus Concert, Dec. 15





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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” by CFCC Drama Students, Dec. 12 & 13



Opening Reception for CFCC Student Art Show at Flytrap Brewing, Nov. 12 6-9 pm


The opening reception for the CFCC Student Art Show at Flytrap Brewing is Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6-9 pm.  Flytrap Brewing is located at 319 Walnut Street in Wilmington, NC.

This show will last through December.  For more details visit: Flytrap Brewing Newsletter or see the poster below.  Poster artwork by CFCC art student Sarah Jayne Kiker.


CFCC Filmmaker Productions in Cucalorus Film Festival, Nov. 11-15


CFCC faculty and staff members were involved in the production of two films accepted into the Cucalorus Film Festival to be held November 11-15, 2015 in Wilmington, NC.

Song of a Fifth Grade Samurai

Director:David Kreutzer
Production Designer and Costume Designer: Jessica Gaffney

(Lucinda McNamara and Jack Landry also worked on this film..  All four are instructors in the Humanities and Fine Arts Department.  Timothy Vandenberg, TV and Video Specialist in the LRC, worked on the film as well.)


Director: Timothy Vandenberg
Costume Designer: Jessica Gaffney

These films can be found on the entry list for the Cucalorus Film Festival:

Hedda Gabler: CFCC Drama Production, Nov. 19-22 and Dec. 3-6

CFCC Drama presents

Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen

Directed by Jessica Gaffney

Thursday—Sunday, November 19-22 & December 3-6. All shows 8pm, Sunday 2pm.

Humanities and Fine Arts Center in the Studio Theater

For tickets:

Media coverage:

Young beautiful woman standing in the palace room.

Upcoming CFCC Music Concerts



CFCC Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, November 17 – 7pm

Guitar Concert,
Wednesday, December 9 – 7pm
End of the semester recital for students of the guitar at CFCC

CFCC Jazz Band Concert
Monday, December 14 – 7pm
End of the semester concerts featuring CFCC Jazz Band I and II.

CFCC Chorus Concerts

Monday, December 7 — 7pm
Classical, Spirituals, Broadway

Tuesday, December 15 – 7pm
Standards, Spirituals, and Pop