College of Music

FSU Wind Orchestra recognizes unprecedented CBDNA presidencies held by FSU faculty

The Florida State University College of Music celebrated its faculty members who have served as president of the College Band Director’s National Association with the world premiere of a brand-new work performed by the FSU Wind Orchestra during a Sept. 27 concert at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The new work, “Pi’ilani and Ko’olau,” was commissioned […]

Florida State to host Family Weekend Sept. 27-28

Florida State University will welcome students’ parents and family members during its annual Family Weekend. This year, the event will take place Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28. “As a time-honored tradition at Florida State University, Family Weekend is a wonderful occasion for family members to reconnect with their FSU students and to learn […]

FSU presents inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration

Florida State University will host its inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration, an opportunity to gather in honor of Latinx members, their contributions and history, on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The goal of the Latinx Celebration is to bring the university and Tallahassee communities together to enhance cultural awareness, increase knowledge and share untold stories of the Latinx […]

Florida State to take part in global celebration of influential American dance artist, Merce Cunningham

Florida State University will host a series of events as part of a global celebration of the life and work of one of the greatest American dance artists, Merce Cunningham. The events — a collaboration between the FSU School of Dance, the FSU College of Music, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Student Life Cinema and the […]

FSU Summer Music Camps celebrate 77 years of musical delight

Hundreds of middle and high music students from across the world are participating in the 77th season of Florida State University’s renowned FSU Summer Music Camps. Camps began on June 10, and over the course of five weeks, 1,500 young musicians will take part in 14 different programs. “Our camps not only provide great musical […]

Florida State University Singers to celebrate 70th anniversary with reunion concert

The Florida State University Singers and alumni choir will raise their voices to celebrate 70 years during their spring concert, “We Enter with Singing! Celebrating 70 Years,” April 14 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Kevin Fenton, director of the University Singers, and former director André Thomas, will lead the choirs, featuring more than 100 alumni […]

New film spotlights FSU professor’s pursuit of world peace

When Florida State University music professor Kevin Fenton puts his mind to something, he thinks big and acts bigger. Fenton is pursuing a unique mission to use the international language of music to help spread peace around the world. Now, a powerful new documentary spotlights his work to accomplish that goal. The film, just released […]

Socially minded FSU student selected 2017 Humanity in Action fellow

Florida State University rising senior Roberto Flores has received a 2017 fellowship by Humanity in Action an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world.  Flores, 21, is one of 30 undergraduate students and recent graduates from the United States and Europe who were selected as winners of […]

FSU researcher wins fellowship to resound Native American hymns

A Florida State University musicology professor has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her efforts to revive some special Native American hymns from the 18th century. Sarah Eyerly, assistant professor of musicology and director of FSU’s Early Music Program, is the recipient of an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship. The […]

Forever a teacher: World-renowned composer, music professor returns to FSU for historic opera

One of America’s greatest opera composers is looking forward to a very sweet homecoming at Florida State University. The return of world-renowned, former FSU Professor Carlisle Floyd, 90, has been a long time coming. Sixty-two years ago, Floyd’s opera “Susannah” premiered at Florida State’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium, as it was known then. The show was […]

FSU professor honored for lifetime contributions to choral music

A Florida State University music professor has received the highest award conferred by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). André J. Thomas, Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music in the FSU College of Music, was recognized as the association’s 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award winner at the ACDA National Conference earlier this month. The Robert […]

College of Music welcomes world-renowned pianist for performance, masterclasses

The Florida State University College of Music will welcome internationally renowned pianist Paul Lewis for a performance and masterclasses as part of its continuing mission of bringing world-class artists and scholars to Tallahassee. Lewis is this year’s Wiley & Lucilla Housewright Eminent Scholar Chair in Music, which plays a vital role in the enrichment of […]