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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

Performance To Honor Victims in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting – CARTA News

On November 1, the Amernet String Quartet, FIU’s Artist-in-Residence Ensemble, will hold a moment of silence and dedicate their “FIU Meets Juilliard: Amernet & Kalichstein” concert to the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The Amernet will open with a special performance of Dem Rebens Nigun (“The Rabbi’s Melody”) by Jewish composer, Aleksandr Zhitomorskii. [...]

By |2018-10-30T20:33:21-04:00October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Performance To Honor Victims in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting – CARTA News

FIU Music Festival brings world-renowned musicians to Miami, creates opportunities for students – CARTA News

This October 26 – November 10, the FIU School of Music will welcome over 50 high caliber guest artists from top universities and ensembles from the United States and abroad in curated performances with FIU’s preeminent Artists-in-Residence and student ensembles for the 2018 FIU Music Festival. This year’s festival will feature 13 culturally [...]

By |2018-10-17T17:42:22-04:00October 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on FIU Music Festival brings world-renowned musicians to Miami, creates opportunities for students – CARTA News

FIU School of Music welcomes new faculty for 2018-19 – CARTA News

The FIU School of Music is pleased to announce two additions and two promotions to the faculty this fall.  Jacob Berglin, Instructor Jacob Berglin joined the music education faculty as vocal specialist in the fall of 2018. His research interests include access to music education based on race, class and gender; the social and [...]

By |2018-08-16T17:16:00-04:00August 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on FIU School of Music welcomes new faculty for 2018-19 – CARTA News

Music Alumnus Carlos Rafael Rivera Scores for Netflix Series “Godless” – CARTA News

Composition alumnus Carlos Rafael Rivera (BM ’96) is a commissioned and award-winning composer whose career has spanned several genres of the music industry. Known for his original score of the feature film A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), he has delighted Western fans once again with his work on the Netflix mini-series Godless, which [...]

By |2018-06-26T14:41:54-04:00June 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Music Alumnus Carlos Rafael Rivera Scores for Netflix Series “Godless” – CARTA News
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