News - 2013

UNF Music Professor Selected for Tedx

 News - Tedx


Congratulations to UNF Music Flagship Program Percussion Professor Charlotte Mabrey who has been selected as a performer for TEDx Jacksonville! She will perform with her dear friend Robert Arleigh White at the 2013 event. More details to be announced soon at


UNF Music Alumni Inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame

News - Lisa


Lisa Kelly Scott is the UNF Music Flagship Program's first alumni and the first vocalist inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame!

UNF Music Faculty Members Win "Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching" Awards

 News - KB and CH Awards


Congratulations to the UNF Music Flagship Program's professors Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki (Head of Applied Voice) and Dr. Clarence Hines (Professor of Trombone) for winning the university's "Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching" awards! 

UNF Voice Student Alumni Releases CD

News - Kristi Stice CD  


Kristi Stice is a professional musician, composer, songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist with a diverse variety of influences including Leonard Cohen, Jolie Holland, Billie Holiday, and a slight passion for Parisian cafe songs. After completing extensive studies in classical and jazz music, she received a degree in jazz vocals in 2007 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and returned to her home state of Colorado in 2010.

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UNF Music Faculty Members Win "Faculty Empowerment Awards" Awards

News - Cara and Nick Awards  


Congratulations Dr. Cara Tasher (Director of Choral Activities) and Dr. Nick Curry (Professor of Cello) who were honored Friday by the Disability Resource Center and received Faculty Empowerment Awards. 

UNF Opera Ensemble Opens to Rave Reviews

News - GS Opera  


The University of North Florida Music Flagship Program presented the comic opera “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini in the Robinson Theater for four performances. It was well attended by appreciative audiences who delighted in the fast-paced humorous opera that is considered one of Puccini’s most popular. Composed in 1917-18, it has been widely recorded and has been a very popular choice for university opera projects.

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UNF Awesome Osprey Band Performs at Davis Cup

News - Davis Cup  


The UNF Awesome Osprey Band, directed by Dr. Marc Dickman, was featured as the house band for the Davis Cup Tennis competition held in Jacksonville at the Veteran's Memorial Arena on February 1 and 3. Thousands of spectators and a large international television audience heard the Osprey Band perform upbeat renditions of classic rock tunes and current hits. Assistant directors are Stefanie Batson and Richard Sargent.

UNF Chamber Singers Remember South Africa Tour

News - South Africa  


Dr. Cara Tasher, associate professor of voice and director of choral activities in the Music Flagship Program, discusses the UNF Chamber Singers' Transformational Learning Opportunity overseas for a musical tour in South Africa.

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UNF Cello Professor Performs with Bernadette Peters

News - BP and Curry  


Dr. Nick Curry, Assistant Professor of Cello, was the cello soloist with actress/singer Bernadette Peters in her February concert at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall in Tallahassee.