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Announcing: 24-25 Concert Season

Florida State University College of Music Announces 2024-25 Season

TALLAHASSEE, FL, June 21, 2024 – The Florida State University College of Music is thrilled to unveil its highly anticipated 2024-25 season, a spectacular lineup of performances showcasing the exceptional talents of our students, faculty, and renowned guest artists. This season promises an eclectic array of musical experiences that will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages. From the triumphant melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 to the enchanting fairy-tale opera Hänsel und Gretel, and from the soulful jazz standards performed by Etienne Charles to the dynamic wind band literature of the University Wind Ensemble, there is something for everyone.

The season kicks off with a spectacular faculty showcase concert on August 29, featuring Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat and the neoclassical Octet. This opening event is a celebration of our vibrant musical community and sets the tone for an unforgettable year of music.

Our Concert Series is an essential part of the FSU music experience, featuring professional-level ensembles that include choral, orchestral, and wind music, as well as big bands and jazz combos. These performances highlight the immense talent within the College of Music and provide an excellent introduction to the musical offerings of our institution. In contrast, the Housewright Virtuoso Series brings a global perspective to our stage, presenting world-renowned artists and our esteemed faculty in an eclectic mix of musical styles. This series is a unique opportunity to witness some of the most distinguished musicians in the world, all free of charge.

Special Events are distinct from our regular series, consisting of ticketed, stand-alone performances that often feature collaborations with notable artists and ensembles. UMA members enjoy exclusive benefits such as advanced ticket purchasing for these events. Through our partnership with Opening Nights, we elevate our offerings by bringing celebrated performers like the Count Basie Orchestra and Boston Brass with Imani Winds, enriching our community and providing our students with invaluable learning experiences through masterclasses and presentations.

Join the University Musical Associates (UMA)

For over 30 years, the University Musical Associates (UMA) have been pivotal in supporting the Florida State University College of Music. UMA members enjoy a range of benefits, including early access to tickets, discounted prices, and reserved parking. Membership also includes invitations to exclusive events such as receptions and concert talks, providing members with deeper engagement and insight into the musical world. Additionally, members at higher levels receive extra perks, including a dinner with the College of Music Dean for those in the Dean’s Circle.

By joining UMA, you not only enjoy these benefits but also contribute to the continued success and development of our students and faculty. Membership levels range from Associate to Dean’s Circle, with each tier offering specific advantages. Memberships are valid from June 2024 to May 2025, ensuring a full year of exceptional musical experiences.

Concert Series:

  • Wind Orchestra: “A Sousa Spectacular”
    • Date: September 20, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: Ruby Diamond Concert Hall (RDCH)
  • University Symphony Orchestra with Ryan Speedo Green
    • Date: September 27, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • University Symphony Orchestra
    • Date: October 12, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Honors Jazz Combo with Etienne Charles
    • Date: October 14, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: Opperman Music Hall (OMH)
  • Fall Opera: Hänsel und Gretel
    • Dates: October 31 – November 3, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • University Singers
    • Date: November 9, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Wind Ensemble
    • Date: November 19, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • University Symphony Orchestra
    • Date: February 1, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • University Symphony Orchestra – Brahms Requiem
    • Date: February 22, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Jazz Ensemble I
    • Date: March 20, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Spring Opera: The Rake’s Progress
    • Dates: March 27-30, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: OMH
  • University Philharmonia
    • Date: April 10, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Chamber Choir
    • Date: April 12, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Wind Ensemble
    • Date: April 15, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Wind Orchestra
    • Date: April 23, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Summer Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice
    • Dates: May 30-31, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: OMH

Housewright Virtuoso Series (Free):

  • Faculty Showcase: “An Evening with Igor”
    • Date: August 29, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: OMH
  • Arianna String Quartet
    • Date: October 10, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: OMH
  • Student Small Ensembles Music Showcase
    • Date: January 23, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: OMH
  • Living Notes: Meet the Composers
    • Date: January 30, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: OMH
  • Jörgen van Rijen, Guest Trombonist
    • Date: February 6, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: DRH
  • African American Art Song featuring Shawn Okpebholo
    • Date: February 6, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: LON
  • Rhythm and Brass
    • Date: March 2, 3:00 PM
    • Venue: OMH

Special Events (Ticketed):

  • PRISM Concert
    • Dates: December 3-6, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Seasonal Celebration
    • Date: December 8, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Count Basie Orchestra (With Opening Nights)
    • Date: February 28, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: RDCH
  • Boston Brass and Imani Winds (With Opening Nights)
    • Date: January 22, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: OMH
  • Rainbow Concert featuring Nicolás Castañeda
    • Date: March 1, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: OMH
  • Preview @ FSU Musical Theatre: Amelia and Me
    • Dates: April 4-5, 7:30 PM
    • Venue: Conradi Studio Theatre

Join us in celebrating the 2024-25 season by becoming a member of the University Musical Associates. Your support helps nurture the next generation of musicians and enriches the cultural fabric of our community.

Secure Your Seats Today! Experience these professional-level concerts featuring the stars of today and tomorrow. For tickets and more information, please visit

For questions or more information about our UMA Membership or events, contact Kim Shively at or 850-644-4744, or visit our ticketing website at

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