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FSU creative writing grad accepts Pulitzer Prize

Florida State University alumnus and Tampa Bay Times reporter Anthony Cormier accepted a Pulitzer Prize at a ceremony in New York City last week for his investigative reporting on Florida’s broken mental health system. Cormier learned that he won the award last April, but receiving the prize offered a moment to reflect on his journey […]

University Symphony Orchestra, choral ensembles offer first-ever live stream performance

For the first time ever, music lovers around the world can experience one of the Florida State University College of Music’s live performances from the comfort of their own homes.  Family, friends and music aficionados will be able to watch via livestream.com/musicFSU when the University Symphony Orchestra — one of the premier ensembles of the […]

Strife to stardom: FSU alum lights up international opera scene

Everything is going Ryan Speedo Green’s way these days. The Florida State University graduate has become a rock star in the world of opera. Audiences love him and his big, booming voice. And, so do fickle critics, who praise his towering voice and commanding stage presence: “A voice as mighty as a cannon.”  “Voice exudes […]

FSU outreach efforts take classical music from the concert hall to the campus

The Florida State University College of Music and community partner the Artist Series of Tallahassee will come together to present one of the nation’s largest classical music outreach efforts. Acclaimed classical chamber music ensemble the Daedalus Quartet will lead a range of initiatives to increase student participation with classical music and encourage arts experiences for […]

Opening Nights director honored by Leon County for tourism leadership

The director of Florida State University’s Opening Nights Performing Arts has been recognized as a leader of the Leon County tourism industry. Christopher Heacox was honored as one of two recipients of the 2016 Thomas A. Waits Distinguished Leadership Awards during the Leon County Division of Tourism Development’s annual Marketing Rollout held Sept. 22 at […]

The Ringling receives $120K grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has chosen The Ringling as a recipient of its highly competitive Museums for America grant program. Each year, top-tier institutions from around the country compete for these funds, with applications undergoing a strict peer review process. The grant awarded to The Ringling will be used to renovate […]

A one-time speakeasy, Tennessee cave has complex human history

A Tennessee cave with a colorful history as a speakeasy, dance hall and hideout during the Civil War was originally a native burial ground 8,500 years ago. New research by Florida State University Associate Professor of Archaeology Tanya Peres in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports details the complex history of the cave located in […]

FSU music professor organizes worldwide peace awareness project

A Florida State University music professor wants choirs around the world to celebrate the power of song during the International Day of Peace. Kevin Fenton has taught conducting and choral literature classes and directed several choral groups at FSU’s College of Music for nearly 16 years. But, on Wednesday, Sept. 21 — the United Nations General […]

Students meld engineering, art at Challenger Learning Center exhibit

Would you be surprised to learn that art students use engineering software on their work? Or laser cutting? How about 3D printing? Much to the surprise of two engineering graduate students who took Mechatronic Art 2, these design software applications are unquestionably a part of the artistic design process. Jason Brown, a doctoral student in […]

Opening Nights announces star-studded season lineup

Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University will kick off its 19th season of world-class performances and events in music, dance, theatre, spoken word, film and visual arts Tuesday, Sept. 14. Series highlights include performances by Smokey Robinson, Lily Tomlin, Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and concert pianist Lang Lang. “This season is […]

Famed ballerina joins nation’s oldest learned society

Suzanne Farrell, one of the most eminent and influential ballerinas of the 20th century, has been elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the nation. Farrell, the Francis Eppes Professor of Dance at Florida State University and founder and artistic director of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the […]

FSU’s pioneering Dance Science program addresses the physical demands of dance

Dance is a unique artistic activity. Dancers need to be more than artists; they need to be athletes, too. And yet, all too often, dancers’ careers are cut short by injuries that could have been rehabilitated or avoided entirely with a holistic approach to dance training. Florida State University’s School of Dance takes a cutting-edge […]