News Archive - 2009  

UNF Professor Performs Thanksgiving Concert in Afghanistan


Gary Sinise and Jazz Studies Professor Danny Gottlieb in Afghanistan 

Jazz Studies drumset professor Danny Gottlieb performed with actor/musician Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. They performed three Thanksgiving Concerts for troops stationed in Afghanistan.
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UNF Professor Premieres Haim Permont's Clarinet Concerto

Dr. Guy Yehuda 

Dr. Guy Yehuda premiered composer Haim Permont's Clarinet Concerto with the Tel Aviv Soloist Orchestra on a concert tour in Israel in November. In addition, Dr. Guy Yehuda recently won the UNF College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Leadership council fellowship award for his community based clarinet studies program.

UNF Professor Wins Prize

Dr. Gary Smart 

Dr. Gary Smart won first prize in the John Donald Robb Musical Trust Third Biennial Composers’ Competition for his "Song of the Holy Ground" for piano and string quartet. Dr. Smart is currently finishing his third year as the UNF Terry Professor.

UNF Percussion Student Wins Scholarship

UNF Percussion Student Jody Morgan


 Percussion student Jody Morgan was announced as a recipient of a coveted 2009 PASIC Scholarship award.

UNF Cello Student Brittany Maroney performs in "Frank Ralls - Live in Florida"

UNF Cello Student Brittany Maroney 

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UNF Professor on Cover of "JAZZed" - Teaching Fearlessness


Lynne Arriale on Cover of JazzEd Magazine 

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UNF Professor on Cover of "One Way Magazine"

Lynne Arriale on Cover of One Way Magazine 

After reaching number 17 on the Billboard charts in February 2003, claiming a #1 spot on the Radio Jazz Charts and heading up the Top 10 Best Jazz CDs of 2003 as selected by UPI, pianist Lynne Arriale and her trio return with some zesty originals and classy covers in fine jazz fashion.

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UNF Chorale to Perform with "Star Wars: In Concert"

UNF Chorale to Perform with Star Wars: In Concert 

The UNF Chorale Ensemble, directed by Dr. Cara Tasher, have been invited to serve as the core singing ensemble for Star Wars: In Concert for all Florida performances. Star Wars: In Concert is a unique event that combines John Williams’ unforgettable music, performed by a live symphony orchestra and chorus, with specially edited footage from all six Star Wars films.

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2009-10 Concert Calendar Announced

2009-10 Calendar 

Our 2009-10 concert calendar is set. For full details on upcoming events, please visit our calendar page. For ticket information, please contact the ticket box office at 620-2878.

UNF Professor Premieres New CD

Jazz Studies Professor Dennis Marks in GAJS 

Dennis Marks, University of North Florida professor of jazz bass, has a new album. Well, it's recorded, but it's not released. He and Doug Bickel, director of jazz piano at University of Miami's Frost School of Music, recorded the CD as the Bickel/Marks Group.
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The Awesome Osprey Band Returns

The Awesome Osprey Band 

The Osprey Band is made up of up to 30 of UNF’s finest musicians. The primary mission of the Osprey Band is to enhance UNF spirit and add excitement and fun to UNF basketball games, Homecoming, and other events.

2009 Florida Clarinet Extravaganza!


The University of North Florida’s Department of Music presents Florida Clarinet Extravaganza!, a series of performances and master classes for clarinet, March 5th through the 9th at the UNF Fine Arts Center. All events are free and open to the public.

2008 Nantes Jazz Festival:
Features Prof. Barry Greene and Students Stefano DiBella, Sergio Valdes, and Clayton Hackett

2008 Nantes Jazz Festival 

Lead by Professor Barry Greene and Dr. Gordon Brock, members of our premiere jazz studies program performed (for the second year in a row) at the most prestigious venue at the Festival Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre, Jazz et Belle Plaisance in Nantes, France.

Charlotte Mabrey Drums a Different Beat

Charlotte Mabrey Newspaper Image 

After 25 summers of putting on adventurous percussion concerts at the University of North Florida, Charlotte Mabrey is ready for a change. Oh, she'll continue to teach at the college. And she'll keep playing with the symphony. But now it's time to rock 'n' roll. "I really want to get back to my purple drum kit," she says, a grin growing on her face. "I want to be in a rock band like nobody's business. Really."

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