College of Music

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 […]

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 […]