FSU College of Music

Demi Nicks

Florida State University graduate student Demi Nicks has built her college career around her love of music. As a teaching assistant in the College of Music, she hopes to spread that passion to her students. “Music as an art has an infinite amount of possibilities,” Nicks said. “With or without spoken language, music can evoke […]

FSU Symphony Orchestra closes season with world premiere

The final orchestral concert of the Florida State University College of Music’s 2016-2017 concert season will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert promises to be a spectacular musical event highlighting the quality of the college’s orchestral and composition programs and celebrating the contributions of several of […]

28 songs in 28 days: An FSU music student’s composition quest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University College of Music student Jose Hernandez is one very motivated guy. Hernandez has made it his mission to compose one piece of music every day in February. That’s a daunting goal in itself, but he’s also tackling this challenging list every day: Line up ensembles to perform his music […]

FSU’s Rainbow Concert welcomes choro master Roee Ben Sira to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

Israeli composer, pianist and music arranger Roee Ben Sira headlines the 21st annual Rainbow Concert of world music at Florida State University on Feb. 28. Ben Sira, who’s completing a residency in FSU’s College of Music this semester, is an internationally renowned master of contemporary Brazilian choro music. Choro, pronounced SHOH-roh, is a popular instrumental […]