The College of Music Unveils Two New Steinway Concert Grand Pianos

Due to the vision of generous donors and FSU leadership, we were able to purchase two new Steinway Model D concert grand pianos—one for Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and one for Opperman Music Hall. On Sunday, January 21, 2018, during the annual Afternoon of Musical Delight recital for members of the University Musical Associates, the College of Music unveiled its recently purchased Steinway Model D concert grand piano, an artistic and musical treasure that will grace the stage of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for years to come.

Improvements to Opperman Music Hall Continue

Summers at the College of Music—while remaining busy with classes, the summer music camps, and the summer MME program nevertheless—provide an ideal time for completion of select renovation projects. During late July-early August 2017 and the summer of 2018, Opperman Music Hall received some much needed attention.

Dr. Sarah Eyerly Research Award Update

Update to previous article: the Mohican Songs of the Spirit program is coming to Tallahassee! The project has been selected for a College of Music Housewright Eminent Scholar Guest Artist Residency for early fall 2020. Stay tuned for a specific date and location for the performance.

FSU JAZZ FLOURISHES AROUND THE NATION

The impact of the Jazz program at Florida State University’s College of Music can be seen and heard throughout the United States. There is a prominent FSU jazz presence in various music scenes, including New York City, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Alumni have toured with renowned artists such as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Count Basie Orchestra, Jon Cleary, Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, and others. FSU’s world-renowned faculty keep the program thriving. Here is an overview of recent news and accomplishments for the program, faculty, and alumni.

The 19th Biennial Festival of New Music in Review

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The 19th Biennial Festival of New Music took place January 30 – February 2, 2019 at the Florida State University College of Music. The festival included masterclasses and presentations by guest artists, plus seven different concerts introducing acoustic and electroacoustic compositions for both small and large ensembles.

Remembering and Celebrating Ladislav Kubík

The Florida State University College of Music held a memorial concert in remembrance and celebration of the late Ladislav Kubík on October 26th 2018.

FSU College of Music Welcomes Housewright Eminent Scholars

Every year, the Florida State University College of Music welcomes multiple Housewright Eminent Scholars to campus, thanks in part to a generous endowment by the late Wiley and Lucilla Housewright. This year’s Housewright Eminent Scholars feature: David Russell (classical guitar), Joel Lester (music theory), and Evangelos Himonides (music education). The three scholars have residencies at the College of Music for the spring 2019 semester.

FSU COLLEGE OF MUSIC SUMMIT FEATURES WORLD-CLASS FLUTISTS

Florida State University’s College of Music will present a special series of concerts, music workshops and lectures featuring an international lineup of musicians this week.

 

19th Biennial Festival of New Music to Feature Renowned Guest Composer and Ensemble

The 19th Biennial Festival of New Music (January 30 – February 2, 2019) will be held at the Florida State University College of Music,  including masterclasses and presentations by guest artists, plus seven different concerts featuring acoustic and electroacoustic compositions for both small and large ensembles. The residencies of the featured artists Georg Friedrich Haas and Meitar Ensemble are provided by the Wiley and Lucilla Housewright Eminent Scholar Chair in Music. Additional funding for the Festival of New Music is provided by the Florida State University College of Music.

FSU Music Theatre Alumni to Perform in Productions of Jesus Christ Superstar

This spring, both the Chicago Lyric Opera and NBC will present productions of the 1970 rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Tim Rice, lyrics), and alumni from the FSU College of Music’s music theatre program will be involved in both.