The College of Music at Florida State University will be celebrating International Education Month with an exciting and dynamic schedule of performances by faculty and students. Four ensembles in the ethnomusicology department will be highlighting unique music styles and traditions from around the world.
With FSU’s award-winning legacy of promoting international student excellence, the College of Music is committed to celebrating and honoring its diverse international student body and their traditions.
“The College of Music has a very rich history providing international programming including authentic musical performances involving native instruments and musicians in both faculty and student role,” said Gregory Jones, associate dean in the College of Music. “Our cadre of Fulbright scholars is only a small part of our global engagement that includes music of the past and new music composed and performed on our campus. Our ensemble and solo performances are a wealth of diverse music from around the world that offer performers and audiences the opportunity to expand their awareness of other cultures and their people.”
In addition to events hosted by other departments around the university, the College of Music will highlight world music ensembles, international students and their achievements on social media throughout November.
All performances will take place at 7:30 PM, Nov. 17-18 in Opperman Music Hall and November 20 in Longmire Recital Hall. Ensembles to perform include Grupo Jaragua, Old Time Ensemble, Afro-Nyota, Andean Ensemble, and Omnimusica. The concerts are free and open to the public.
By Melanie Millo