The Florida State College of Music is proud to announce alumnus Etienne Charles as the 2016 recipient of the Reubin O’D. Askew Young Alumni Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon young alumni by the FSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors’ Awards Committee, and recognizes the extraordinary achievements of these outstanding alumni.
Beethoven’s complete sonatas for piano and violin take center stage in a series of four chamber concert presented this fall by Dr. Ben Sung, Assistant Professor of Violin, and Dr. David Kalhous, Assistant Professor of Piano.
On August 30, 2017, Avid’s official blog published Derk Hagedorn’s interview with the College of Music’s Michael Shapiro, Specialist in the Arts at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Shapiro and Hagedorn, the Senior Marketing Manager for Avid Live Sound Systems and Music Notation, discussed the College of Music’s recent purchase of a new, state-of-the-art audio console, an Avid VENUE | S6L system, for Ruby Diamond.
The College of Music is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Eyerly, Assistant Professor of Musicology and Director of the Early Music Program, has been awarded a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences – to support her work on Songs of the Spirit: The Collaborative Hymnody of the Mohican Moravian Missions.
Dr. Kevin Fenton, professor of choral conducting and ensembles at the FSU College of Music, is on a mission: to encourage choirs and musicians to dedicate one day of the year to talk and sing about peace. Fenton is one of the organizers of AVoice4Peace, a worldwide peace awareness project led by the Nairobi Chamber Chorus and the Festival Singers of Florida. Their work to date is featured in a new documentary film sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, which has just been released.
The 18th Biennial Festival of New Music (February 1-4, 2017), held on the campus of the Florida State University College of Music, included masterclasses and presentations by guest artists, plus seven different concerts featuring acoustic and electroacoustic compositions for both small and large ensembles.
The FSU College of Music is pleased to congratulate Dr. André J. Thomas, Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, on receiving the 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award from the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Presented every two years at the National ACDA Conference, the Robert Shaw Choral Award is given to a choral leader who has made unusual contributions to the art of choral music.
Jose Hernandez recently completed a month of composing -- that’s 28 compositions in 28 days. When asked to reflect on his experience, Hernandez commented that students were incredibly supportive of his venture. He learned a lot along the way, and his colleagues assisted with his growth.
Florida State University Professor Iain Quinn will teach organ lessons, give lectures and play concerts this semester at the distinguished Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, through a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award. The conservatory is one of the largest and most prestigious music schools in Eurasia and the world.