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Music Graduates Recognized at Annual Spring Awards Ceremony – CARTA News

Each spring semester, the FIU School of Music hosts an annual Graduating Awards Ceremony to showcase the important contributions and achievements made by students throughout the year in support of service, performance, and research. This May 1, four outstanding graduates have been nominated and recognized by current faculty members for their continued excellence in [...]

By |2019-05-01T16:42:13-04:00May 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Music Graduates Recognized at Annual Spring Awards Ceremony – CARTA News

Piano professor elected to board of Alkan Society – CARTA News

Dr. José López, associate professor and area coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Florida International University School of Music, has been unanimously elected to serve a three-year term as Honorary Secretary on the board of the Alkan Society in London. López is the first FIU faculty member to sit on the board. The society [...]

By |2019-04-16T12:26:44-04:00April 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Piano professor elected to board of Alkan Society – CARTA News

FIU School of Music Hosts Seraphic Fire Residency on April 10 – 11 – CARTA News

On April 10 – 11, the Florida International University School of Music is hosting a residency with GRAMMY®-nominated vocal ensemble, Seraphic Fire, that will culminate in a finale performance paying homage to Esteban Salas, Cuba’s first native-born composer of art music, with “Barocco: Latin American Baroque” on April 11, 2019 at 7:30pm at the [...]

By |2019-03-28T15:44:52-04:00March 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on FIU School of Music Hosts Seraphic Fire Residency on April 10 – 11 – CARTA News

Miami International GuitART Festival 2019 – CARTA News

(Photo: Feb. 22, 2019: FIU Composer Federico Bonacossa performs the Bichord Drone after explaining the story behind its 3D design from the MONAD Studio.)   In its fourth year, the Miami International GuitART Festival (MIGF), organized by FIU faculty guitar member Mesut Ozgen, continues to bring world-class guitarists to the School of Music at [...]

By |2019-03-18T18:19:11-04:00March 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Miami International GuitART Festival 2019 – CARTA News

FIU Opera Theater brings Zarzuela to Life – CARTA News

For the first time, the FIU Opera Theater produced a fully-staged zarzuela at FIU on March 1 and 2: Doña Francisquita. It is based on Lope de Vega’s play La discreta enamorada, and tells the story of young lovers, Francisquita and Fernando, in mid-19th century Spain during the Carnival season. It was a [...]

By |2019-03-07T21:50:24-04:00March 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on FIU Opera Theater brings Zarzuela to Life – CARTA News

Michael Orta Benefit Concert on April 26 to Honor Longtime Jazz Piano Professor, to Endow New Scholarship – CARTA News

The FIU School of Music is partnering with the Miami Jazz Cooperative to present a concert at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8 p.m. to honor the late Michael Orta, a longtime jazz piano professor and a mainstay in the Miami jazz community. Proceeds from the concert [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:58:38-04:00March 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Michael Orta Benefit Concert on April 26 to Honor Longtime Jazz Piano Professor, to Endow New Scholarship – CARTA News

Eight voice students win first prize in NATS Competition – CARTA News

(Pictured L – R: Rachal Solomon, Orianna Gutierrez, Noelia Lee Luna, Gabriella Villalobos, Adam Levine, Ethan Soledad, Erika Vasallo, and Catherine Magarino)   Eight exceptional FIU voice students from the studios of Dr. Vindhya Khare, Robert B. Dundas, and Scott Bracken-Tripp won first-prizes in their age group at the 2019 Florida Gold Coast Chapter of the National Association of Teachers [...]

By |2019-02-18T18:02:10-04:00February 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Eight voice students win first prize in NATS Competition – CARTA News

Music education alumnus Oliver Diez named Teacher of the Year – CARTA News

Originally posted by Patricia Cárdenas, FIU News In 1999, Oliver Diez ’99, MM ’16 interviewed for the position of music teacher at Palmetto Elementary School — straight out of college. He was notably enthusiastic, sharing a single, seemingly impracticable goal: starting a concert band, a rare feat for an elementary school. “I told the [former] principal, ‘I [...]

By |2019-02-01T20:04:55-04:00February 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Music education alumnus Oliver Diez named Teacher of the Year – CARTA News

Alumnus Darwin Aquino Returns to FIU for World Premiere – CARTA News

“My music emerges from the heart of Caribbean rhythms and chants. We are a creative mixture of cultures – an explosion of sounds, colors, and imagination. It has always been my universe, my poetic vision of the world.”   Darwin Aquino (MM ’15, orchestral conducting) returns to FIU this week for a collaboration with the [...]

By |2019-01-28T21:31:36-04:00January 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Alumnus Darwin Aquino Returns to FIU for World Premiere – CARTA News

Concerto Competition Winners To Take Center Stage, Earn Full Scholarship – CARTA News

(Pictured: FIU Concerto Competition Collegiate Winners, L to R: Vanessa Gentzchein and Alejandro Viera) Since 1996, music students have competed for the chance to perform as a soloist with the FIU Symphony Orchestra by winning first prize of the highly competitive annual FIU Concerto Competition each November. Three years ago, the competition expanded [...]

By |2018-11-29T19:00:49-04:00November 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Concerto Competition Winners To Take Center Stage, Earn Full Scholarship – CARTA News
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