College of Music

Brenna Miller

Like so many others, Brenna Miller learned to play the recorder in elementary school. But unlike most of her peers, her encounter with the woodwind instrument inspired a passion for playing the flute. Now a senior at FSU, Miller has turned her activity into achievement — double-majoring in woodwind performance in the College of Music […]

FSU Opera presents final production of the season

Florida State University student director José Israel García sees Daniel Catán’s “La hija de Rappaccini” as a “relationship between life and death and the limits those can represent; the fragility of life and the unexpected comfort that can be found in death.” Those components drew him to the work, which the College of Music will […]

Walmart grant gives Boys & Girls Clubs members opportunity to attend Opening Nights at FSU PRISM concert 

A Walmart grant gave 100 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend (BGCBB) the opportunity to attend a recent PRISM concert featuring the Florida State University College of Music and the FSU Marching Chiefs. Prior to the performance, presented by FSU’s Opening Nights, BGCBB members participated in a hands-on educational program […]

FSU College of Music presents University Wind Orchestra

The Florida State University College of Music and the University Musical Associates are proud to conclude their season with a concert of classical wind music from recent decades performed by the highly acclaimed University Wind Orchestra. The event will take place: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20  7:30 P.M.  RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL  222 S. COPELAND ST.  FLORIDA […]

Profile in Leadership: Dean Queen inspires students to achieve their dreams through the power of music

Music has been a constant source of happiness in Todd Queen’s life, and he’s centered his career around music’s powerful influence on human beings. Queen, regarded as a national leader in music, arrived at Florida State University in the midst of a pandemic, taking over as dean of the College of Music in January 2021. Now, almost a year into his tenure as dean, Queen said it’s great to hear music again in […]

College of Music welcomes award-winning jazz pianist and Native American flutist to guest artist residency series

Florida State University’s College of Music recently kicked off a guest artist residency series featuring masterclasses and performances by artists and scholars from genres across the musical map. The next installment of the Housewright Virtuoso Series will feature Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander performing with the college’s top jazz ensemble on Tuesday, Oct. 19, followed by Grammy-winning Native American singer-songwriter, guitarist and […]

Six FSU professors receive McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research and training projects related to securing tenure and promotion. “I am proud of the ongoing commitment […]

FSU announces new dean of the College of Music

Florida State University Provost Sally McRorie announced that Todd Queen has been named dean of the College of Music. He will start in the role Jan. 11, 2021. Queen currently serves as dean of the Louisiana State University College of Music & Dramatic Arts. He will succeed Patricia Flowers, who returned to the FSU College […]

FSU sets school record with nine Fulbright Scholars

Nine Florida State University faculty members have been selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program award recipients, setting a new FSU record for most Fulbright Scholars in one year. These individuals plan to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program during the 2020-2021 school year. Marcia A. Mardis, professor and associate dean for research in the College of Communication […]

FSU doctoral student completes research in Sweden amid global pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to wreak havoc across the globe, Florida State University doctoral student Carrie Danielson was completing research in Sweden. The Nordic country kept large parts of society open during the pandemic, giving Danielson the opportunity to experience the much-debated approach to the public health crisis. Danielson is pursuing a doctorate in […]

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 […]