College of Music

FSU College of Music presents ‘amazingly dramatic work’ from University Philharmonia, University Singers

Florida State University’s College of Music presents a collaborative performance from the University Philharmonia and the University Singers, a dramatic piece that focuses on the environment. “Earth Symphony” by Jake Runestad, an Emmy winner and Grammy-nominated composer with libretto by Todd Boss, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The […]

Florida State University Opera presents Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

Halloween season at Florida State University’s College of Music is once again slated to be a colorful and costumed affair as FSU Opera presents its fall production, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” The opera features music that all ears will find familiar from its use in television and film. The story is based […]

Florida State University launches Festival of the Creative Arts

The Florida State University Office of Research presents the Festival of the Creative Arts, a campus-wide collaborative event highlighting the diverse voices, talents and creativity of FSU faculty and students. Departments from across campus will come together Oct. 6-9, to celebrate the innovation and diversity that results from combining various modes of expression and subjects […]

Jazz vocalist returns to FSU as featured guest in faculty concert

Florida State University alumna Inga Swearingen will kick off the College of Music’s 2022-23 University Musical Associates (UMA) concert season as featured guest vocalist in a Friday, Sept. 9, jazz faculty concert in Opperman Music Hall. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for FSU students with an ID, $7 for seniors and […]

FSU Center for Music of the Americas presents ‘Seminole Legends and Songs’

Florida State University’s Center for Music of the Americas will present “Seminole Legends and Songs” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Blue Tavern in Tallahassee’s Midtown. “Seminole Legends and Songs,” the first concert of the American Musicological Society’s (AMS) Many Musics of America series, will feature Seminole artist Brian Zepeda and explore the musical […]

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 […]