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School of Music Faculty, Alum, and Students Present at 2021 Virtual FMEA Conference and All-State Experience

Congratulations to our School of Music faculty, alumni, and students for being chosen again to present at the annual Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) Professional Development Conference.  The conference takes place every January and is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States, hosting masterclasses, clinic sessions, and [...]

By |2021-01-15T16:56:09-05:00January 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on School of Music Faculty, Alum, and Students Present at 2021 Virtual FMEA Conference and All-State Experience

Piano alumna Monika Miodragovic wins first prize at international competition

Alumna Monika Miodragovic (MM ‘17) won first prize in the adult division of the 2020 International Talent Music Festival Rhein-Main with Clara Schumann Competition. At FIU, she won the coveted annual Concerto Competition as a student of FIU Artist-in-Residence Kemal Gekic, before moving on to perform in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Recently, she earned [...]

By |2020-12-22T20:27:27-05:00December 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Piano alumna Monika Miodragovic wins first prize at international competition

FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble Named “Best Latin Act” by Miami New Times

The “Best Latin Act” by the Miami New Times goes to our very own FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble who had its start more than 25 years ago. “We’re Miami, and Latin culture is in our blood. Whether you’re actually from Latin America or the cold reaches of the Northeast, when you’re in the [...]

By |2020-12-21T16:20:35-05:00December 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble Named “Best Latin Act” by Miami New Times

CARTA 2020 year-in-review – CARTA News

Amidst a year filled with uncertainty, and one many could not have predicted, one thing remained consistent – the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts’ (CARTA) ability to create, design, collaborate and inspire. Here is a look at some of CARTA’s top moments in 2020: 1. Communication expert Aileen Izquierdo shares what [...]

By |2020-12-16T11:12:39-05:00December 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on CARTA 2020 year-in-review – CARTA News

CARTA’s Julian Kreeger selected as 2020 Knight Arts Champion

Julian H. Kreeger, attorney, pianist, classical music critic and longtime CARTA board member for the Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board, was selected as a 2020 Knight Arts Champion by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The 2020 Knight Arts Champions recognize individuals who play vital roles in uplifting and promoting the arts [...]

By |2020-12-16T10:05:29-05:00December 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on CARTA’s Julian Kreeger selected as 2020 Knight Arts Champion

Exceptional Alumni: Derick Cordoba Director of the Johnny Mann Center for Commercial Music

FIU alumnus, Derick Cordoba (’08), after receiving his Master of Music in jazz performance, went on to have great achievements in the jazz and performance industry. As a musician, to date, he has produced over 20 recordings, toured more than 20 countries and sold upwards of 150,000 copies of his jazz guitar performances. [...]

By |2020-12-14T12:35:50-05:00December 14th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Exceptional Alumni: Derick Cordoba Director of the Johnny Mann Center for Commercial Music

Congratulations CARTA class of Fall 2020!

Dear CARTA Graduating Class of 2020, On behalf of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, I’d like to congratulate each and every one of you on your great accomplishments! Your last semester on campus was a time I know you and your families had been anticipating for many years. For some, [...]

By |2020-12-08T15:14:13-05:00December 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Congratulations CARTA class of Fall 2020!

School of Music’s Orlando Garcia honored with Distinguished University Professor award

From an early age, FIU School of Music’s composition professor, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, has had a passion for music. Now, this passion has led him to numerous achievements. As a composer with more than 200 musical works under his belt spanning across a 20-year career, FIU has awarded Garcia with a Distinguished University [...]

By |2020-10-15T16:03:25-04:00October 15th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School of Music’s Orlando Garcia honored with Distinguished University Professor award

COVID-19 training and guidelines for the upcoming semester – CARTA News

As the start of the fall term approaches, the university has implemented new procedures and guidelines to keep Panthers safe. Read on to learn about the student-specific updates coming to FIU and the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts this fall.    Panthers Protecting Panthers   Panthers Protecting Panthers is FIU’s repopulation plan for Fall 2020. It is meant [...]

By |2020-08-12T10:20:50-04:00August 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on COVID-19 training and guidelines for the upcoming semester – CARTA News

From Dean Brian Schriner – CARTA News

Dear FIU CARTA graduating class of Summer 2020, As we move forward in this time of uncertainty, I want to congratulate you on successfully completing this semester and your college career while overcoming the challenges presented to you. The 2019-2020 academic year has yielded many points of pride and has given the College of Communication, Architecture [...]

By |2020-07-31T09:27:50-04:00July 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on From Dean Brian Schriner – CARTA News