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The FSU College of Music is getting ready for some exciting off-campus performance opportunities! Check out the list below for information about events that may be happening near you:

Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (December 19-22, 2022) The Midwest Clinic is one of the largest band and orchestra conferences in the world held over four days in Chicago, Illinois every winter. This year, the clinic is expected to host over 18,000 attendees from all 50 states and over 40 countries. Florida State University is proud to have a substantial presence at this year’s conference with 11 alumni clinicians and performers.

2022 Cheez-It Bowl (December 29, 2022) Join the FSU Marching Chiefs in Orlando, FL as the Seminoles take on Oklahoma in the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl on Thursday, December 29 at 5:30 PM. The Marching Chiefs will be at the Cheez-It Pep Rally at Pointe Orlando on Dec. 28 at 4:45PM; on game day the Chiefs will parade through downtown Winter Park starting at 11 AM and will launch the pregame Fan-Fest outside of the stadium at 4:45 PM. Need more Chiefs? Join them in the stadium for the pregame and halftime shows, and look for them in section 151 in the stands!

Jazz Education Network Conference (January 4-7, 2023) The Florida State University College of Music is proud to be a producing sponsor of the annual Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference from January 4-7, 2023 at the Omni Orlando Resort Hotel in Orlando, FL. The 4-day conference will feature a wide variety of presentations, performances, and research initiatives presented by jazz musicians from around the world. Faculty, students, and alumni from the FSU College of Music will be widely represented at the JEN conference, including performances by FSU Jazz Ensemble I, the FSU Honors Jazz Combo, and the FSU Jazz faculty sextet. Featured FSU Performances include:

1/5 FSU Jazz Ensemble I
12pm, Inspirations Stage/National Ballroom
Guest artist: Jalen Baker, vibraphone
Lead performer: Leon Anderson, Jr.

1/6 FSU Honors Jazz Combo
1pm, Conservatory Stage, Celebration
Lead performer: David Detweiler

1/7 FSU Faculty Jazz Sextet
4pm, LeJENds Stage, Championsgate
David Detweiler, Scotty Barnhart, Kevin Jones, Rodney Jordan, Bill Peterson, and Leon Anderson, Jr.

Click here for full schedule

Florida Music Education Association Conference (January 11-14, 2023) The Florida Music Education Association’s upcoming annual conference in Tampa, FL from January 11-14 will be full of more than 80 of our very own Noles presenting, lecturing, and performing (a list can be found below). From alumni to current students to faculty, the Florida State University College of Music’s presence is never missed at FMEA. If you are a current student, alumni, or faculty attending the conference, please join us at our Alumni Reception on January 13 from 5-7pm in the H.B. Plant Ballroom at the Tampa J.W. Marriott.

Jack Rudin Competition (January 14-15, 2023) The Florida State University College of Music’s Jazz Ensemble I was one of ten college and university jazz ensembles to be invited to participate in the prestigious Jack Rudin Jazz Competition at the Lincoln Center in New York City from January 14-15, 2023. Established in 2020, the Jack Rudin Jazz Competition was created in honor of Jack Rudin, a fierce advocate for jazz education and an avid supporter of Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Essentially Ellington education program. Over a 2-day period, the FSU Jazz Ensemble I will perform in multiple rounds of the competition for judges including Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Ted Nash, Catherine Russell and other jazz luminaries. The competition will conclude on January 15 with a final concert and awards ceremony at the Rose Theater in New York City.

1/14 Combo Showcase
7pm, Appel Room

1/15 Competitions
Part I – 10am, Rose Theater
Part II – 1:30pm, Rose Theater

1/15 Final Concert
Final round of competition; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performance; Awards Ceremony
7:30pm, Rose Theater

University Symphony Orchestra Tour (March 6-12, 2023) The University Symphony Orchestra will embark on a southern tour beginning on March 6, 2023 to include performances in Sarasota, Orlando, and the Dominican Republic. The ensemble, conducted by Dr. Alexander Jiménez, will perform Strauss’s Don Juan, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Florence Price’s 2nd violin concerto, featuring faculty soloist Shannon Thomas. All performances are free and open to the public.

Stops on the tour include:

March 6, 2023 | 7:30pm
Riverview High School
1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL

March 7, 2023 | 7:30pm
Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL

March 11, 2023
Gran Teatro del Cibao
Santiago, Dominican Republic

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