FSU College of Music

FSU Opera brings André Previn’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ to life

Based on the award-winning Tennessee Williams play and 1951 film, the Florida State University College of Music will present André Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” as the FSU Opera’s spring production. Previn’s opera “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a faithful adaptation of the classic Tennessee Williams play. Set in the heat of New Orleans immediately […]

FSU College of Music professor debuts documentary exploring relationships between music and society in Africa 

A Florida State University College of Music professor will showcase an award-winning documentary exploring the rich history and discography of the African rhumba band Mlimani Park Orchestra, or Sikinde. “Beloved Youth of Many Days: Stories About Mlimani Park Orchestra,” directed by Frank Gunderson, professor of musicology, will screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at […]

FSU College of Music renames ensemble room as tribute to former orchestra teacher and alumna 

After a rich career as an educator and musician, a Florida State University alumna and orchestra teacher will have a permanent honor at the FSU College of Music after 50 years of teaching. The Dorothy Flory Holroyd Ensemble Room will stand as a tribute to Dorothy Flory Holroyd, whose vision and commitment to music education […]

FSU College of Music to present ‘past, present and future of wind/band music’

The Florida State University College of Music and the University Musical Associates present the University Wind Ensemble concert featuring selections from George Gershwin, Claude Thomas Smith, Hirokazu Fukushima, John Mackey and more. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. “We are very excited to present […]

FSU College of Music presents ‘potpourri of sounds’ from the University Symphony Orchestra

Performances of Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” for String Orchestra, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 will highlight the University Symphony Orchestra’s second performance of the season on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The evening of innovative symphonic works, from modern compositions that challenge the boundaries of symphonic music […]

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 College of Music presents ‘rich array’ of styles for 2022-23 season

The Florida State University College of Music has announced a 2022-2023 concert season that features a 17-event University Musical Associates (UMA) Concert Series and an eight-event Housewright Virtuoso Series – both of which will showcase professional-level performances by students, faculty and special guests from around the world. The UMA Concert Series begins Sept. 9 with […]

Kayla Duncan

In her junior year of high school, music therapy senior Kayla Duncan researched potential majors, hoping to find an option that combined her love of music with her interests in psychology. She saw the Florida State University Music Therapy Program as an opportunity to learn from some of the field’s most influential professionals. “As soon […]

FSU College of Music presents the University Musical Associates Concert series

The Florida State University College of Music University Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir presents “St. John Passion,” a premier work by Johann Sebastian Bach based on the Passion Story from the Gospel of St. John, 7:30 p.m. on April 9 in the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. This performance is part of the University Musical Associates […]

Saejin Albright

Choosing what to major in can be a difficult and overwhelming decision for many students, but as Florida State University junior Saejin Albright learned four years ago, it can also mean the beginning of a new and exciting future. After spending most of her life playing the violin, Albright thought majoring in Music Therapy was […]

FSU College of Music presents annual ‘Rainbow Concert’

The Florida State University College of Music will celebrate the diversity of musical traditions during its 25th annual Rainbow Concert of World Music, a springtime favorite featuring performances by each of the college’s seven talented world music ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. “The annual Rainbow Concert is a celebration of diversity in music […]