Our 2007-08 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 (904) 620-2878.
The University of North Florida is celebrating its 35th anniversary and UNF’s premiere vocal ensemble The President’s Own from the UNF Chamber Singers helped celebrate by performing at the October 2nd luncheon with UNF President John A. Delaney, Thomas Carpenter, and other distinguished guests in attendance.
The University of North Florida's first-ever faculty piano trio gave its premier on-campus performance Oct. 2 as the kickoff to a string of concerts. The UNF piano trio is not only the first piano trio in the university's history, but also the only faculty trio at UNF.
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Lead by Professor Barry Greene, one of our premiere student jazz combos performed at the most prestigious venue at the Festival Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre, Jazz et Belle Plaisance in Nantes, France.
The inaugural 2007 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy was a huge success. With 20 select students from all over North America and a world-class faculty, the Academy marked the beginning of an annual, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young clarinettists.
The UNF Chorale Performance Tour of Portugal in May was initiated by Cara Tasher, the director of choral activities and assistant professor of voice for UNF's Department of Music. Also accompanied by UNF clarinet professor Guy Yehuda, who presented a master class for students at Instituto Piagnet, the Chorale collaborated on joint concerts in Lagos with the Grupo Coral de Lagos and with the University of Evora Chamber Choir and Eborae Musicae at an arts festival in Evora.
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The UNF Opera Ensemble was established in 2006 shortly after the appointment of Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki as the Head of Applied Voice at the UNF Department of Music. Comprised and cast entirely from undergraduate voice majors, the UNF Opera Ensemble recently was able to produce and successfully perform UNF’s first fully staged opera production, Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell, which amounted to a truly monumental achievement for this young ensemble.
In April 2007, UNF had the great honor of having the Tokyo String Quartet present a master class on campus. The Stradivari instruments that they brought and showed to our students were worth well over 10 million dollars! It was a hugely successful event for the Department of Music.
Buffet Crampon USA, Inc. is pleased to announce a new multi-year partnership with the University of North Florida Department of Music, located in Jacksonville, Florida. The partnership, initiated in spring 2007, will provide the UNF Department of Music with much-needed musical instruments and will enable Buffet Crampon USA Inc. to increase exposure within the north Florida musical and educational communities. Buffet Crampon USA will receive valuable marketing exposure and promotion through UNF in exchange for the instrument donation. This branding will be accomplished through multi-season, individual concert and Department print, direct mail, website, and radio advertisement, in-hall recognition and Buffet Crampon product placement at UNF-hosted and -related performances.
The UNF Saxophone Quartet competed in and won UNF's first Chamber Music Competition on Monday, April 16th. The group is comprised of Luis Colon (junior), David Jackson (freshman), Mike Emmert (freshman), and Tony Mayato (freshman). The students performed a piece entitled "Back Burner" by Frank Ticheli. Although a relatively young group, this quartet has already performed on several recitals including a recent performance at the Region 6 Meeting of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Hammond, Louisiana. They are coached by Michael Bovenzi. The Music Department hopes to make this type of competition an annual event.
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