FSU College of Music

Carly Fulcher

Most first-year college students face challenges adjusting to new academic demands and campus life. These challenges can be even more daunting for students on the autism spectrum. Carly Fulcher, a Florida State University College of Music senior, who is on the spectrum, knows firsthand what it’s like to face these adversities. Although Fulcher found a […]

FSU College of Music presents guest artist residency series

Florida State University’s College of Music is presenting a guest artist residency series featuring masterclasses and performances by artists and scholars from genres across the musical map. The Housewright Virtuoso Series kicks off the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, with “Sing for Hope,” a nonprofit organization and soprano group described as an “arts peace corps,” featuring founders Monica […]

FSU College of Music celebrates 80 years of summer music camps 

Florida State University’s College of Music will host its 80th year of music camps this summer, one of the country’s oldest and largest summer music camp programs. “For 80 years, the FSU Summer Music Camps program has been an important tradition that encourages students to visit our beautiful campus while working with world-class music educators,” said Todd Queen, dean of the College of Music. “It is no surprise that the majority of students […]

FSU performing arts programs persevere through COVID-19 to train next generation of performers

With heavy hearts and a near-empty stage, the world’s live-performance pause has brought more questions than answers. At Florida State University, home to some of the best performing arts programs in the country, one thing is for certain — the show must go on. Now, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered in-person performances and […]

The sound of music: FSU programs adapt in age of COVID-19

Music is in the air once again at Florida State University. While the pandemic has upended “normal” campus life, students and faculty from the College of Music are using the unexpected course of events as a source of creativity and inspiration. As students returned to campus this fall, FSU’s renowned music programs and their faculty […]

College of Music to continue successful virtual tele-therapy services 

Like many other healthcare providers around the world, music therapy faculty and students from the Florida State University College of Music have reinvented how they deliver services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, FSU’s music therapists are providing tele-music therapy, which allows them to provide beneficial services to clients in a safe manner and offers opportunities and challenges for student training.   “The Music Therapy program at Florida State […]

College of Music hits all the high notes under Flowers’ leadership 

Florida State University changes people’s lives for the better, and the College of Music’s Dean, Patricia Flowers, is a classic example.  Flowers, who graduated with a doctorate from the FSU College of Music in 1981, has served as dean since 2013. She will step down from that position in June after helping build upon the college’s outstanding reputation for the past seven years.  “FSU reaches people from all walks of life, […]

FSU arts faculty get creative to overcome challenges of remote learning

Whether they’re teaching studio art, dance, music or interior architecture and design, Florida State University faculty in the creative disciplines are facing some unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   When FSU moved to remote learning on March 23, it made most faculty across campus completely rethink their lesson plans. That’s especially true for the arts, where many faculty are reimagining how they normally communicate and teach the best practices of the creative process.   But despite these changes, both faculty and […]

FSU jazz professor to world premiere Duke Ellington works at Carnegie Hall

A Florida State University jazz professor will world premiere his new arrangements of Duke Ellington’s later orchestral works alongside the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Marcus Roberts, associate professor of jazz piano, will perform Ellington’s “New World A-Comin’” and “Three Black Kings” for Jazz Trio and Large Orchestra. The performance […]

Esteemed retired professors present major gift to Florida State

For much of the past half century, former professors Charles and Persis Rockwood have worked in perfect harmony on a shared goal to elevate Florida State University through their teaching and financial gifts. Their latest donation to FSU will be music to the ears of future students, faculty and music lovers everywhere. The Rockwoods are […]

FSU College of Music summit features world-class flutists

Florida State University’s College of Music will present a special series of concerts, music workshops and lectures featuring an international lineup of musicians this week. From Friday through Sunday, the college is teaming up with the Flute Association at Florida State University and the Florida State University Flute Studio to bring together six multitalented musicians […]

FSU College of Music welcomes eminent scholar

World-renowned classical guitarist David Russell brings his musical genius to Florida State University this week. Russell starts his Housewright Eminent Scholar Residency at the College of Music on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and continues educational instruction through Friday, March 1. Russell, who performs at prestigious venues worldwide, will lead two master classes in Longmire Recital Hall […]