College of Music News Archive

Beethoven Series Set to Begin

Dr. Ben Sung, Assistant Professor of Violin, and Dr. David Kalhous, Assistant Professor of Piano, prepare to present all of Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano. 

Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players Comes to FSU

This Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., the lights in Opperman Music Hall will dim, the orchestra will begin to play, and four days of performances of Carlisle Floyd's latest opera, Prince of Players, will get underway. 

FSU Fulbright Scholar to teach at Russian conservatory

FSU College of Music Professor of Organ Iain Quinn will teach, lecture, and perform this semester at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, thanks to a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award.

College of Music Alumnus Receives Askew Award

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.

College of Music Professor Receives Grant

The FSU College of Music is pleased to congratulate Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Lori Gooding, recipient of the $1,000 “Awesome Award” from the Tallahassee chapter of the Awesome Foundation for her anti-bullying project.

After 28 Days: Composition Student Learns Valuable Lessons

The College of Music is buzzing about Jose Hernandez: he 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.

Carlisle Floyd in New York…and Across the Country

Carlisle Floyd, a member of the faculty of the College of Music from 1951 to 1976, is preparing for the March 2016 premiere of his latest opera, Prince of Players. Jane Matheny, Floyd's niece, has been documenting the composition and production process and has joined with OPERA America to create a web-based series called "MASTERS AT WORK: Crafting an Opera with CARLISLE FLOYD," which is part of OPERA America's 2015-2016 Onstage at the Opera Center season.

Playbill Ranks FSU as Top Ten School for Broadway

Florida State University has been recognized in a recent Playbill Online article as one of the top ten colleges currently represented on Broadway. Playbill Online created the list by tracking where major members of the cast and creative teams on each Broadway show went to college. FSU ranks 10th on the list, alongside schools such as New York University, The Julliard School, and Northwestern University.

Kahre 2015 Grammy

Recent Commercial Music grad Tom Kahre brings home Grammy Award as assistant engineer for Best Gospel Album, "Help."

Frances Falling Fulbright Recipient

Choral Music Education major Frances Falling receives Fulbright study abroad research grant to study youth choirs in Germany.

Music Theatre Students Visit Costa Rica as "Promising Artists of the Twenty-first Century"

FSU Music Theatre students Jonathan Mousset, Tanisha Moore, and Danny Burgos recently embarked on a week-long musical journey through Costa Rica as part of the "Promising Artists of the Twenty-first Century" program.

College of Music Students Perform at Carnegie Hall

College of Music graduate student saxophone quartet Singularity to represent the College of Music at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as part of FSU's 2015 "Noles in NYC" initiative.

The FSU College of Music Ensembles Join Inaugural Tallahassee Music Week Lineup

The FSU College of Music announces participation in the first-ever Tallahassee Music Week festival, April 3-12, 2015. A ten-day celebration of music diversity and the rich musical talent of Florida's capital city, the inaugural Music Week kick-off takes place at Railroad Square on Friday, April 3rd, and will feature more than a dozen performances.

College of Music Faculty, Alum Recognized at FMEA Conference

College of Music Professor Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow and alumnus Josh Bula (PhD Music Education, 2011) were recognized at the 2015 FMEA conference. Dr. Darrow, the Irvin Cooper Professor of Music Therapy and Music Education, was named "Collegiate Music Educator" while Dr. Bula (PhD Music Education, 2011) received FMEA's "Distinguished Service" award.

Seventeenth Biennial Festival of New Music

The FSU College of Music is pleased to present the 17th Biennial Festival of New Music, January 29-31, 2015, featuring Housewright Eminent Scholars David Lang and Ursula Oppens.

John W. Parks Elected to Voting Membership in Recording Arts Academy

Dr. John W. Parks, IV was recently elected to voting membership in Recording Arts Academy, founders of the annual GRAMMY award for excellence in the recording arts.

C.P.E. Bach at 300 Festival

The "C. P. E Bach at 300 Festival" features three days of concerts and lectures celebrating the life, music, and influence of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The festival is presented through a partnership with the FSU College of Music and the Tallahassee Bach Parley, takes place from Friday, November 21 until Sunday, November 23, 2014.

College of Music Welcomes New Faculty to Campus

Please join us in welcoming our new visiting faculty members for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Andrew Aziz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory; Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice; Nick Finzer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone; Leslie Heffner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice; Chia-Ching Shen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano; Jihye Chang Sung, Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Music Theory; Shannon Thomas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin; and Christopher Witulski, Teaching Faculty I - Ethnomusicology/Distance Learning.

College of Music Welcomes New Faculty to the Voice Area

The College of Music is welcomes Assistant Professors of Voice, Daniel Belcher and Evan T. Jones.

Judy Bowers recognized as Lowell Mason Fellow by NAfME

Dr. Judy Bowers, Professor of Choral Music Education at the Florida State University, was recognized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as one of two Lowell Mason Fellows at a special ceremony in Reston, VA on July 29, 2014.

Students Prepare for Carnegie Hall

Seven College of Music students earn the right to represent the College of Music at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.

2014 Entrepreneurship Series

2014 Entrepreneurship Series: With the generous cooperation of Seven Days of Opening Nights and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the College of Music is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2014 Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Time for Three and eighth blackbird.

Homecoming Dedication

Homecoming served as a time of both celebration and remembrance for many Marching Chiefs and College of Music Alumni this year as FSU Bands remembered Richard Mayo.

Marching Chiefs Campaign for New Instruments

Marching Chiefs Campaign for New Instruments

Spradlings Receive Dohnányi, Opperman Awards

The College of Music is announces recipients of the Ernst von Dohnányi Citation of Excellence and the Ella Scoble Opperman Citation for Distinguished Achievement. The awards were presented to alums Robert and Diana Spradling by College of Music Dean Patricia Flowers on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Ligeti Festival

College of Music to Host 2013 Ligeti Festival & Symposium

From Basie to Barnhart

FSU Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet and Jazz Studies Scotty Barnhart has been named Director of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

College Welcomes Five New Faculty

As the fall semester begins, the College of Music is proud to announce the addition of five new faculty members to the Clarinet, Musicology, Organ, and Voice areas.

The Modern Jazz Generation

Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation present original compositions from "Romance, Swing, and the Blues" during a free concert in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

New Faces at the College of Music

College welcomes new Director of Development, Interim-Director of Community Engagement, Director of Fiscal Offices

Bruce Holzman Inducted into Guitar Foundation of America Hall of Fame

Bruce Holzman, Professor and Director of Guitar studies at Florida State University since 1972, received the GFA's Artistic Achievement award during a ceremony on Sunday, June 30, 2013 as part of the Guitar Foundation of America's 40th International Convention and Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

Emerging Composers Featured in College's 16th Festival of New Music

The Florida State University College of Music recently celebrated its 16th biennial Festival of New Music, featuring guest composer Zhou Long, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer prize for music.

College of Music Welcomes Dr. Patricia J. Flowers as New Dean

The College of Music welcomes alumna Dr. Patricia J. Flowers as the next dean of the Florida State College of Music.

Entrepreneurship on the Rise at the College of Music

David Cutler, Director of Music Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, spoke with College of Music during his October 5 and 6th residency on campus. Rachel Roberts, who directs the Music Entrepreneurship program at the New England Conservatory of Music, will be the next speaker on the topic of music entrepreneurship.

Florida State University College of Music Faculty and Students Help Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Jazz at Lincoln Center

College of Music Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts returns to JALC with his 12-piece ensemble to celebrate 25 years of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Standley's PAL Device Uses Music to Save Lives

Dr. Jayne Standley's new medical device helps preterm babies one lullaby at a time: PAL brings healing power of music to world's neonatal intensive care units. The innovative PAL device uses lullabies to help infants quickly learn the muscle movements needed to suck and feed, shortening NICU stays by up to five days.

DM Student Ciulei Wins Top Honors at International Guitar Competitions

Accomplished DM student Silviu Ciulei adds an impressive collection of prizes to his credit: first place honors at the Appalachian Guitarfest, held at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC; first place at the International Columbus Guitar Symposium in Columbus, GA; second place at the Texas International Guitar Competition in Dallas, TX.

College of Music Students Headed to Carnegie Hall

College of Music Students Albert Lee, Edward Rothmel, Hyemin Kim and Joohae Kim have earned the right to represent the College of Music at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall this spring.

André Thomas Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dr. André Thomas (Director of Choral Activities at the FSU College of Music and conductor of the Tallahassee Community Chorus) receives Distinguished Service Award from Chorus America, a non-profit service organization for choral music.

The College of Music Celebrates Carlisle Floyd

The Florida State University College of Music presents a gala performance to celebrate Carlisle Floyd and his generosity to the music program.

Nemzin Wins 2011 National Trumpet Competition

College of Music undergraduate student Timothy Nemzin recently won the 2011 undergraduate solo division of the National Trumpet Competition, held annually at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Kossler Wins International Guitar Competition

Doctoral candidate Adam Kossler wins 1st place at Texas International Guitar Competition.

FSU Composition Professor Explores "Space"

Associate Professor of Composition Clifton Callender wins the Journal of Music Theory's inaugural David Kraehenbuehl Prize for his article "Continuous Harmonic Spaces," which appeared in volume 51 of that publication.

College of Music Grad Wins Metropolitan Opera Auditions

Recent College of Music Graduate Ryan Speedo Green wins 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Madsen Inducted to Hall of Fame

FSU College of Music Professor earns recognition for contributions to music and education.

Musicology Fund to Honor Dr. Seaton

The S. Douglass Seaton Fund for Musicology was established to honor Dr. Douglass Seaton, the Warren D. Allen Professor of Music at the Florida State University.

A Grand Reopening of Ruby Diamond: Commemorating 100 years of excellence within the College of Music

The College of Music celebrates 100 years and the grand reopening of Ruby Diamond Auditorium.

College of Music to Receive $5.6MM Gift for Baroque Studies

Florida State will make beautiful music with $5.6 million gift

College of Music Welcomes New President Eric J. Barron

The College of Music welcomes FSU's 14th President, alumnus Eric J. Barron.

FSU percussion ensemble Denkyem heads to Costa Rica as "Promising Artists of the 21st Century"

Denkyem, a six-person subset of the FSU Percussion Ensemble, will tour Costa Rica as "Promising Artists of the 21st Century" in March, 2010.

Florida State ranked no. 3 in nation for contributions to arts research

FSU is one of the nation's most prolific research institutions in the arts, according to rankings recently released by Science Watch.

FSU student ensembles earn national recognition

FSU student ensembles earn national recognition

Ruby Diamond Revival: Inside Florida State University's Historic Renovation

Connor Ross and Dennis Schnittker

Florida State University's historic Ruby Diamond Auditorium has been the venue for many musical performances for more than 50 years. Acts gracing the Ruby Diamond stage range from the university's symphony orchestra to country legend Willie Nelson. Now the aging auditorium is undergoing a major renovation, which will transform it into a world-class performance hall.

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